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PCSO heeds President Bongbong Marcos call to assist Paeng victims

By Marita Moaje  TIMELY EFFORT. Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office General Manager Melquiades Robles (2nd from right) leads the distribution of assistance to victims of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng in Barangay San Jose, Biñan, Laguna on Monday (Oct. 31, 2022). President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. directed all government agencies to join the relief efforts. (Photo courtesy of PCSO) … Continue reading

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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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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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Palace thanks int’l community for aid to ‘Odette’ victims

By Azer Parrocha MANILA – Malacañang on Wednesday thanked countries and organizations for their outpouring of support to areas affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Odette. Acting Presidential Spokesperson, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, said these countries and organizations have pledged financial and in-kind assistance. “We are likewise grateful to our friends in the international community, partners, … 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

PSC organizes aid to affected national team members, funds to repair typhoon-ravaged Weightlifting gym
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PSC organizes aid to affected national team members, funds to repair typhoon-ravaged Weightlifting gym

PRESS RELEASE   PSC organizes aid to affected national team members, funds to repair typhoon-ravaged Weightlifting gym   The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) board has approved the release of a P15,000 cash assistance for each of the 85 athletes and 20 coaches from 24 sports who were monitored affected by typhoon Odette to help them … Continue reading