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Remittances throw lifeline to Philippines' typhoon survivors

By Reuters | Thu, 26 Dec 2013 02:30 AM
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PALO, Philippines, Dec 26 (Reuters) - A sister living on the other side of the world gave Roberto Retanal what he needed most to piece his humble home back together after the devastating typhoon that tore through his village in the central Philippines last month.

She sent him 40,000 pesos ($900) to replace the roof ripped off his house by the strongest winds ever recorded in a country where typhoons are all...

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