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Smaller Philippine towns lacking aid, legislator fears

Help was meager for weeks after the typhoon, state Rep. Mizuno's family says

By Sarah Zoellick

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 30, 2013

~~<p>Despite millions of dollars that have poured into the Philippines to provide relief after Typhoon Haiyan, state Rep. John Mizuno said he fears that sufficient aid isn't making it to the smaller, outlying towns.</p>
<p>Mizuno held a news conference Friday at the state Capitol to address his concerns and speak with family members in the Philippines live via Skype. The Mizuno family didn't hear from relatives living in Barugo, a town about 30 miles from Tacloban city, for 10 days after the storm struck. When they did make contact, family members were alive but starving.</p>
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Despite millions of dollars that have poured into the Philippines to provide relief after Typhoon Haiyan, state Rep. John Mizuno said he fears that sufficient aid isn't making it to the smaller, outlying towns.

Mizuno held a news conference Friday at the state Capitol to address his concerns and speak with family members in the Philippines live via Skype. The Mizuno family didn't hear from relatives living in Barugo, a town about 30 miles from Tacloban city, for 10 days after the storm struck. When they did make contact, family members were alive but starving. Login for more...



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