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Philippines asks US for 'temporary protected status' after Typhoon Haiyan




A boy stands amid ruins in Tacloban, the Philippines. The city of 220,000 was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.
A boy stands amid ruins in Tacloban, the Philippines. The city of 220,000 was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.
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Today, US Secretary of State John Kerry toured one of the most devastated cities in the Philippines, Tacloban.

It's been over a month since the storm but Kerry was still stunned by the level of destruction. The storm displaced some four million people, many of whom are still in need of significant aid.

Earlier this week, the Philippine government announced that it had officially asked the US to grant Temporary Protected Status to Filipinos living here.

For more we're joined by Aquilina Soriano Versoza, executive director of the Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California.

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