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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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US announces add’l P950-M ‘Odette’ aid

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  (File photo) MANILA – The United States government on Wednesday announced an additional USD19 million (approximately PHP950 million) in humanitarian aid to help communities affected by Typhoon Odette, bringing its total assistance to the Philippines to more than PHP1 billion. “The United States is pleased to announce additional and significant assistance … Continue reading

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DENR vows more aid to areas hit by Typhoon Odette

ASSISTED. Department of Environment and Natural Resources employees residing in the southern part of Negros Occidental and who were badly affected by Typhoon Odette receive assistance on Dec. 20, 2021. Water, rice, first-aid kits, and clothes were immediately dispatched to the victims. (Photo courtesy of PENRO-Negros Occidental) MANILA – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has … 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

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DepEd activities proceed in NegOr despite ‘Odette’

INSPECTION. Education Secretary Leonor Brioners surveys the damage caused by Typhoon Odette to the Gabaldon School Building of Dauin Central School in Negros Oriental on Saturday (Dec. 18, 2021). The school was built in 1914 while renovations were made in 2006. (Photo courtesy of DepEd Facebook) DUMAGUETE CITY – The Department of Education (DepEd) proceeded with all scheduled … Continue reading

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Typhoon ‘Odette’ maintains strength, threatens Kalayaan Islands

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz  (Image from the Department of Science and Technology-PAGASA) MANILA – Blustery winds and pelting rains are expected in parts of Luzon as Typhoon Odette maintained its strength on Saturday, moving towards the Kalayaan Island at 15 kph. In its 5 a.m. tropical cyclone bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services … Continue reading