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Canada announces fresh P81-M ‘Odette’ aid to Philippines

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA — The Canadian government announced an additional CAD2 million (approximately PHP81 million) to further support Filipinos affected by Typhoon Odette that struck several parts of the country in December 2021. The Canadian Embassy in Manila said this is on top of the CAD3 million committed in the immediate aftermath of … 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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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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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

PSC funds relief operations for Odette survivors
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PSC funds relief operations for Odette survivors

PRESS RELEASE   PSC funds relief operations for Odette survivors   The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will release P2 Million for relief efforts in the Odette-devastated Visayas and Mindanao areas.    PSC Chairman William Ramirez tapped former PSC Executive Director and Commissioner who served during Ramirez’ first term as PSC Chief, Fr. Vicente Uy, who … Continue reading