President: Typhoon killed 2,000

The president of the Philippines has said he believes the much-publicised figure of 10,000 deaths from the typhoon may be too high. President Benigno Aquino III told CNN his government was working on an estimate of 2,000-2,500 deaths.

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Satellite images show extent of typhoon devastation

Google has teamed up with satellite image firm DigitalGlobe to produce these shots of the Philippines before and after Typhoon Haiyan hit.

Both sets of images show Tacloban City - one of the worst affected areas on Leyte island in the central Philippines.

Before (above) and after Typhoon Haiyan in an area of Tacloban City
Before (above) and after Typhoon Haiyan in an area of Tacloban City Credit: Google and DigitalGlobe
Before (above) and after Typhoon Haiyan in an area of Tacloban City
. Credit: Google and DigitalGlobe
Before (above) and after Typhoon Haiyan in an area of Tacloban City
Before (above) and after Typhoon Haiyan in an area of Tacloban City Credit: Google and DigitalGlobe
Before (above) and after Typhoon Haiyan in an area of Tacloban City
. Credit: Google and DigitalGlobe

Bantayan Island: Typhoon-hit area still waiting for aid

A man stands on the deck of a ship left submerged by Typhoon Haiyan. Credit: ITV News

ITV News' International Correspondent John Irvine has travelled to the remote island of Bantayan in the Philippines where help is yet to arrive.

A wider shot of the submerged ship off the island of Bantayan. Credit: ITV News

The islanders have written a desperate call for aid but are still waiting five days on.

The Bantayan Islanders spell out their desperate situation as they still wait for aid. Credit: ITV News

When ITV News visited the island today people told us that many residents had been left with nothing after the typhoon.

Many of the islanders could not afford to leave Bantayan and decided to try and weather the storm with their families.

See John Irvine's report here.

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Typhoon victims cut off from mainland wait for aid

Typhoon victims in many areas of the Philippines are still without aid due to extensive damage to roads and airports.

Larger urban centres are being prioritised, but in a country where so many live in small communities along the coast, the need is great.

ITV News' International Correspondent John Irvine travelled to one such area on the island of Bantayan:

Watch: Dramatic footage of rescue at hotel in Tacloban

Filipino president: Government trying to restore order

Filipino President Benigno Aquino III has said that his government is trying to regain control in some of the areas worst hit by Typhoon Haiyan.

In the city of Tacloban, only 20 of 290 police were available when the typhoon struck since many were tending to their own families, he told CNN.

"We are trying to fast-track the situation where national government takes over these local government functions so that order is restored," he added.

Filipino president believes death toll closer to 2,000

The president of the Philippines has said he believes the much-publicised figure of 10,000 deaths from the typhoon may be too high.

President Benigno Aquino III told CNN his government was working on an estimate of 2,000-2,500 deaths, but that figures were still missing for some 29 municipalities.

The previous estimate of 10,000 killed came from local officials who were "too close" to the centre of destruction to make an accurate assessment, he suggested.

Read: President Aquino's spokesman speaks to ITV News' Mark Austin

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