Philippines

Gordon thanks South Korea for P10-M aid for typhoon victims

Gordon thanks SoKor for P10-M aid for typhoon victims   SOKOR DONATION. Philippine Red Cross chairman and CEO, Senator Richard Gordon (right) receives a check for USD200,000 from outgoing South Korean Ambassador to the Philippines Han Dong Man during a dinner on Nov. 23, 2020. Gordon thanked the Korean government for nearly PHP10 million humanitarian … Continue reading

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PRC Amazing Grace ship arrives in typhoon-hit Catanduanes

PRC Amazing Grace ship arrives in typhoon-hit Catanduanes AMAZING GRACE. Philippine Red Cross’ M/V Amazing Grace sails for its first humanitarian mission in Catanduanes on Wednesday (Nov. 25, 2020). The PRC on Sunday (Nov. 29, 2020) said the ship has reached the province recently devastated by Super Typhoon Rolly and Typhoon Ulysses. (Photo grabbed from PRC Twitter … Continue reading

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UN extends call for help to ‘Ulysses’-hit areas in N. Luzon

UN extends call for help to ‘Ulysses’-hit areas in N. Luzon   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Three weeks after launching its response to help address the immediate and early recovery needs of communities worst hit by Super Typhoon Rolly, the United Nations and its humanitarian partners on Friday released a revised Humanitarian Needs and Priorities … Continue reading

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DA allots P8.5-B to aid typhoon-hit farmers, fishers

DA allots P8.5-B to aid typhoon-hit farmers, fishers Agriculture Secretary William Dar. (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has initially disbursed and distributed PHP8.5 billion worth of various interventions to enable farmers and fisherfolk to recover from the effects of the series of typhoons that hit Luzon in October and November. … Continue reading

Philippines

Red Cross ship sails to Catanduanes for relief mission

Red Cross ship sails to Catanduanes for relief mission By Marita Moaje   AID ON THE WAY. The Philippine Red Cross’ M/V PRC Amazing Grace sailed on Wednesday (Nov. 25, 2020) for its first humanitarian mission in Catanduanes. PRC chairman, Sen. Richard Gordon said the ship will deliver much-needed relief and assistance to typhoon-affected communities in the … Continue reading

Philippines / Sports

PSC to aid athletes, coaches hit hard by successive typhoons

PSC to aid athletes, coaches hit hard by successive typhoons MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is preparing the release of financial assistance to members of the national team badly-hit by consecutive typhoons. The sports agency received reports that 57 athletes and coaches from nine sports were evacuated due to massive flooding … Continue reading

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Go credits low typhoon casualties to LGU preps, coordination

Go credits low typhoon casualties to LGU preps, coordination   LGUs LAUDED. Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go during the distribution of assistance to typhoon victims in Rizal on Thursday (Nov. 19, 2020).  He commended local government officials in areas hit hard by the recent typhoons for their preparations and close coordination. (Contributed photo)  MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – … Continue reading

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Gatchalian bats for typhoon-resistant school buildings

Gatchalian bats for typhoon-resistant school buildings   Senator Sherwin Gatchalian MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Senator Sherwin Gatchalian has urged the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to convert school buildings into typhoon-resistant structures. Considering the Philippines’ exposure to natural calamities and hazards all-year round, Gatchalian said having typhoon-resistant school … Continue reading

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‘Do not add to fear, hysteria’, Cagayan town mayor tells Rappler

‘Do not add to fear, hysteria’, Cagayan town mayor tells Rappler By Christine Cudis   Lawyer Cristina Antonio, Alcala town Mayor (Photo from Mayor Antonio’s FB page) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – A mayor in the typhoon-ravaged Cagayan Valley region told an online media agency to be responsible in their reports. In her Facebook (FB) post on Nov. 14, … Continue reading

Philippines

China donates P22-M to support ‘Ulysses’ relief efforts

China donates P22-M to support ‘Ulysses’ relief efforts By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   TO THE RESCUE. Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel rescue residents trapped in chest-deep flood in Barangay Barangka, Marikina City on Nov. 12, 2020. The Chinese government on Friday (Nov. 20, 2020) said it will donate PHP22 million to support the relief efforts following the … Continue reading