Despite the Philippines' long Christian tradition, the Tzu Chi Foundation, a Taiwanese Buddhist charity, is winning many thank yous in devastated Tacloban.
Workers are dealing with massive heaps of debris from typhoon Haiyan, a record storm that hit The Philippines five weeks ago. A push is under way to get schools in affected areas open soon.
Typhoon Haiyan sparked renewed debate over how much food aid should be sourced locally.
China has suggested it will create more air defense zones, which worries Southeast Asian nations that have territorial disputes with China.
A massive aid effort is underway in the Philippines to help the survivors of a destructive storm.