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


‘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


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


Navy relief ship now in Catanduanes

Navy relief ship now in Catanduanes By Priam Nepomuceno   (Philippine Navy photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The landing dock BRP Tarlac (LD-601), one of the two largest ships of the Philippine Navy (PN), has unloaded 240 tons of relief goods and construction materials in San Andres, Catanduanes starting Thursday morning. Naval Forces Southern Luzon spokesperson … Continue reading


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


More flooded towns in Cagayan get relief goods

More flooded towns in Cagayan get relief goods By Priam Nepomuceno   (PAF photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Five more towns affected by heavy flooding in Cagayan province were provided with relief goods carried by two Philippine Air Force (PAF) UH-1H helicopters on Tuesday. Lt. Col. Aristides Galang, PAF spokesperson, said the relief goods were delivered to … Continue reading


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


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


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