Understanding the law is complicated that is why; when we need a legal opinion, we rely on the reputable expertise of a certified lawyer. Recently, the Philippines was smashed with a super typhoon Haiyan causing a catastrophic destruction in the Visayas Regions in the country. On November 15, 2013, the USCIS released an information for Filipino Nationals who were impacted by the typhoon to avail the Immigration Relief Measures. You can get the full detail in the USCIS site.
This is good news for Filipinos who are already US citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents for they can request to expedite the processing of their immigrant petitions for their immediate relatives in the Philippines. If you know somebody, please tell them to avail this Immigration Relief Measures intended for them. If in case they need the help from immigration lawyers, they can choose to do so as well. Good luck!