EU offers P160M for ‘Pablo’ victims

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Ambassador Guy Ledoux. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The European Union (US) has offered P160 million in support of emergency and relief efforts for the thousands of victims of Typhoon “Pablo” (international name Bopha), the worst storm to hit the Philippines this year.

In a statement released Tuesday, Ambassador Guy Ledoux, head of the EU’s delegation to the Philippines, said the aid was based on the report of experts dispatched to Compostela Valley, Agusan del Sur, Surigao Del Sur and Davao Oriental over the weekend.

“A team of humanitarian experts was dispatched on the ground to identify specific needs in order to decide on appropriate response and support for the victims. The experts noted the peak extend of devastation were caused by strong winds, sea surges along the coast and inland by flash floods and landslides,” Ledoux said.

Ledoux noted that the funds would be used primarily for the distribution of food and non-food relief items, shelter repair, water and sanitation, cash-transfer activities, basic improvement of health facilities and psychological support to the affected families.

In its latest report, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRMMC) had noted that the death toll from the typhoon, which slammed Visayas and Mindanao last week, had risen to 714, with 890 people still missing and more than 1,000 people injured.

An estimated P7.1 billion worth of crops, infrastructure, and properties were also damaged by the typhoon, the agency said.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    we will take it…. send it now!

  • foreignerph

    Darn, our overpaid EU parasite bureaucrats are handing out *our* hard earned money once again without even asking, but pushing up our retirement age till 67 without a blink at the same time. Billions already thrown away in the corrupt pothole of Greece, now 160m in another corrupt pothole half a globe away. The Mindanese governors and their acolytes will dance on their tables for the “cash handouts” and the people can cannibalize the teams of psychologists in order to get their stomach filled. It’s still *our* money. Yikes.

    “Development aid is taking money away from poor people in rich countries and give it to rich people in poor countries” (Ron Paul).

  • disqusted0fu

    i hope these monetary support that we are getting from other nations are going straight to the aid of the victims and for the recovery of the damages, and not straight to the pockets of some government officials.

  • KenKhoy

    dpat mamonitor yan, baka gamitin sa darating na election…….kayo rin…..matakot naman kayo sa karma, bka multohin kayo….

  • Patas

    Oh, where are those fake nationalist here that were very mad to the Philippine government when we offered money to IMF to help some EU-members with their financial problems?

    Now that EU is helping, why can’t you fake nationalists say “NO! give it instead to those EU-members with financial problems”.

    Fake nationalist = fake patriots

  • DakuAkongUtin

    Yang mga tagaleglegs at Ilocandios sa DFA at Manila Elites, mawawala lang yang mga pera pinagdonate. WHo would know? This is what they wanted. Saan na ang dollar reserves na billiones natin? 

    If you give good money to dirty hands, surely they will get dirty , right ? It goes nowhere and thrown into the trash or pockets of thieves.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYKIOQEDTUD4FPPPVHP6XMFNEA Raul

    Thank you E.U. Ang China nag published na nagbigay ng 3ok tapos ang dumating 3k sa inyo nlang yan.Anak ng p…… @#$%$#@. Ibili nyo nalang ng Shaub high pa kayo.

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