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Korea gives P15-M to rebuild shelters in ‘Odette’-hit areas

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  (File photo) MANILA – The South Korean government is providing USD300,000 (approximately PHP15 million) to support the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its efforts to rebuild shelters in provinces affected by Typhoon Odette. The UNDP Philippines on Wednesday said this partnership with South Korea will focus on providing immediate relief … Continue reading

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Manila Water, partners send more relief aid to typhoon-hit areas

By Ben Cal  (File photo) MANILA – Manila Water Foundation (MWF) and its partners are sending additional relief assistance to the communities ravaged by Typhoon Odette last December. In a statement on Monday, the foundation coordinated with the Philippine Army, Philippine Navy and Philippine Coast Guard in the transportation of more than 70,000 liters of drinking … Continue reading

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Pope Francis donates P5-M to ‘Odette’ victims

By Ferdinand Patinio  (File photo) MANILA – Pope Francis has donated around 100,000 euros (around PHP5 million) as initial financial assistance for the victims of Typhoon Odette. Church-run Radio Veritas reported on Wednesday that the Holy Father, through the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and in collaboration with the Apostolic Nunciature in the Philippines, allocated … Continue reading

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‘Idle’ PAF helicopters now on limited ops for relief efforts

By Priam Nepomuceno  RELIEF OPS. An undated photo shows relief goods being unloaded from a UH-1H helicopter for Typhoon Odette-affected families in an undisclosed area. The Philippine Air Force has put on limited operations its decommissioned UH-1H “Huey” combat utility helicopters to help in the ongoing relief efforts for typhoon victims. (Photo courtesy of PAF) MANILA – … Continue reading

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Pres’l yacht turned floating hospital serves ‘Odette’ victims

By Priam Nepomuceno FLOATING HOSPITAL. Boats from Dinagat Islands’ remote communities ferry residents to the BRP Ang Pangulo, the presidential yacht turned into a floating hospital, so they could avail of medical aid on Dec. 31, 2021. Aside from the medical mission, the ship also transported relief goods for the victims of Typhoon Odette. (Photo courtesy of … Continue reading

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France provides P115-M to support ‘Odette’ relief efforts

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  TYPHOON’S WRATH. Typhoon Odette’s devastation as seen in Dinagat Islands, where over 28,000 families were affected and more than 25,000 houses were damaged. The French government has earmarked EUR2 million (approximately PHP115.5 million) to support the ongoing relief efforts in the Visayas and Mindanao. (Photo courtesy of the World Health Organization Philippines) … Continue reading

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US announces add’l P950-M ‘Odette’ aid

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  (File photo) MANILA – The United States government on Wednesday announced an additional USD19 million (approximately PHP950 million) in humanitarian aid to help communities affected by Typhoon Odette, bringing its total assistance to the Philippines to more than PHP1 billion. “The United States is pleased to announce additional and significant assistance … Continue reading

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DENR vows more aid to areas hit by Typhoon Odette

ASSISTED. Department of Environment and Natural Resources employees residing in the southern part of Negros Occidental and who were badly affected by Typhoon Odette receive assistance on Dec. 20, 2021. Water, rice, first-aid kits, and clothes were immediately dispatched to the victims. (Photo courtesy of PENRO-Negros Occidental) MANILA – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has … Continue reading

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President Duterte to spend holidays visiting ‘Odette’-hit communities

By Azer Parrocha  WORKING HOLIDAY. President Rodrigo Duterte bows as a gesture of respect as he visits families affected by Typhoon Odette at an evacuation center on Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte on Dec. 22, 2021. Duterte said Thursday (Dec. 23, 2021) he would spend the holidays working to ensure that communities battered by “Odette” … Continue reading