A fateful decision to seek work abroad allowed a Thornhill, Ont., woman to help pay for the construction a family home in the Philippines, where dozens would later gather and survive the onslaught of Typhoon Haiyan. video audio
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The consul general for the Philippines in Toronto says her country's economy, now devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, has long been held back by the many tropical storms that come ashore every year.
Filipino-Canadians in the Toronto area are stepping up relief efforts after the world's most powerful storm of the year struck the Philippines on Nov. 8. It's all many can do when they remain cut off from contact with family members living in devastated areas.
A Toronto paramedic is among the many Canadians volunteering to deliver aid to the typhoon-ravaged Philippines. video