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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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Gordon appeals for donation to help ‘Odette’-hit Surigao

Philippine Red Cross Chair and CEO, Senator Richard Gordon (File photo) MANILA (PNA) – Chairman and CEO Senator Richard Gordon appeals to the public to continue donating to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) fund for Typhoon Odette. The fund not only delivers immediate relief but also goes towards long-term recovery efforts to help more affected families rebuild … 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

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China, US add P60-M to PH typhoon relief efforts

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  MANILA – The Chinese and United States governments on Wednesday announced an additional PHP60 million in humanitarian aid to help augment the Philippines’ relief efforts in the Visayas and Mindanao following the onslaught of Typhoon Odette. Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian said China coursed its USD1 million (approximately PHP50 million) cash donation … Continue reading

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Duterte to raise P10-B more for Odette-affected areas

By Azer Parrocha  RELIEF EFFORTS. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over a meeting with local officials of Negros Occidental, uniformed personnel, and officials from the national and local based government agencies to assess the extent of Typhoon Odette’s damage as well as discuss the response and relief efforts of concerned government agencies at the Kabankalan … Continue reading

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Iloilo City under state of calamity; over 72K persons affected

By Perla Lena  STATE OF CALAMITY. Scenes like this greeted the first responders of Iloilo City in the aftermath of Typhoon Odette on Friday (Dec. 17, 2021). The city government has allotted over PHP42 million as financial assistance to families affected by the typhoon. (Photo courtesy of Iloilo City Government Facebook) ILOILO CITY – The city government here … Continue reading