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UN: Int’l aid for Philippines typhoon response now P182-M

UN: Int’l aid for PH typhoon response now P182-M By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The European Union and the governments of Sweden, Australia, United States, Germany, and New Zealand allocated PHP182 million (USD3.8 million) in humanitarian aid, following the appeal issued by the United Nations Philippines to support Manila’s typhoon response. … Continue reading

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Aussie aid to Philippines typhoon response reaches P35-M

Aussie aid to PH typhoon response reaches P35-M By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   AUSSIE AID. Australian Ambassador Steven Robinson grants media interview at the sidelines of the Macquarie-Investing in Women RISE Fund launch in the Philippines at the Raffles Makati on Tuesday (Nov. 17, 2020). Robinson said the Australian government’s assistance since the devastating Super Typhoon … Continue reading

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Marikina mayor appeals for materials to repair typhoon-damaged houses

Teodoro appeals for materials to repair typhoon-damaged houses By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan   RELIEF GOODS. Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro (2nd from right) 2,000 receives relief packs from Filipino Chinese Business Club Inc. at the Marikina City Hall on Tuesday (Nov. 17, 2020). Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Danny Lim (right) also joined the turnover of … Continue reading

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SMC sends immediate food aid to typhoon victims, RSA vows no let-up in flood mitigation projects

MANILA — Following the onslaught of super typhoons including “Rolly” and “Ulysses” which battered Luzon within a week, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) said its efforts to deliver food donations to thousands of families in some 22 provinces and cities continues, with total donations reaching P15 million to date and rising. “We continue to get appeals … Continue reading

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Philippine Red Cross gives hope to families whose lives were shattered by ‘Rolly’

PRC gives hope to families whose lives were shattered by ‘Rolly’   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Giving hope to the most vulnerable families whose lives were shattered by the onslaught of Super Typhoon Rolly, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to extend assistance to the affected families to help their lives return to a semblance … Continue reading

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Missing Duterte?

LETTERS FROM DAVAO By Jun Ledesma, Columnist, PNA  Missing Duterte?   SEVERAL days ahead of Typhoon Rolly’s landfall, announcements were made through hundreds of media outlets that the howler is extremely powerful it could cause severe destruction along its path. Bicol Region, The Southern Tagalog Region, Metro Manila, and Quezon Province had been alerted and … Continue reading

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Signal No. 3 likely as ‘Siony’ nears Batanes

Signal No. 3 likely as ‘Siony’ nears Batanes By Ma. Cristina Arayata   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Areas along the projected track of Severe Tropical Storm Siony may likely be placed under Tropical cyclone warning signal (TCWS) no. 3. In its 8 p.m. weather bulletin Thursday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said “Siony” … Continue reading

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US, Australia mobilize aid to help ‘Rolly’-hit PH

US, Australia mobilize aid to help ‘Rolly’-hit PH By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   Aerial photo of super typhoon Rolly aftermath in Catandanues. (Photo from National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Facebook page) MANILA – The United States and Australia have mobilized humanitarian assistance to support the Philippines recover from the onslaught of Super Typhoon Rolly last … Continue reading

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Duterte lauds Guinobatan execs for preemptive evacuation efforts

Duterte lauds Guinobatan execs for preemptive evacuation efforts By Azer Parrocha   GUINOBATAN LAUDED. President Rodrigo Duterte visits Guinobatan, Albay on Monday (Nov. 2, 2020). Duterte lauded the Guinobatan officials for conducting preemptive evacuation, saying their early response saved many lives when Super Typhoon Rolly hit Albay on Sunday (Nov. 1, 2020). (Photo courtesy of Senator Bong … Continue reading

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Duterte to conduct aerial inspection in typhoon-hit areas

Duterte to conduct aerial inspection in typhoon-hit areas By Azer Parrocha   ‘ROLLY’ AFTERMATH. Floodwater due to heavy rains brought by Super Typhoon Rolly (international name Goni) Sunday inundates several villages in Oas, Albay. The Bicol region is among the hardest-hit by this year’s strongest storm. (Photo courtesy of Albay Third District Rep. Fernando Cabredo) MANILA (Philippines … Continue reading