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Japan offers additional $4.2 M in aid for ‘Pablo’ victims


MANILA, Philippines – Japan on Thursday offered an additional grant of $4.2 million in support for relief efforts in the wake of Typhoon Pablo, the worst storm to hit the Philippines this year.

In a statement, the Japanese embassy in Manila said the grant was in response to the Response-Action Plan for Recovery issued by the United Nations and the Philippines following the serious damages suffered by the Visayas and Mindanao regions.

The embassy noted that the emergency grant would provide urgently needed food, shelter, water, and sanitation through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef).

The Japanese had earlier given the Philippines 45 million yen worth of emergency relief goods through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Latest reports had noted that the death toll from the typhoon, which battered Visayas and Mindanao last week, had risen to 902 while 635 people remained missing.

The Philippine government also noted that damage in infrastructure, agriculture, and properties was estimated at P14 billion, and that it had affected at least 5 million people.

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Tags: Features , Foreign aid , Global Nation , Philippine calamities , Typhoon Pablo

  • Mananandata69

    maraming aid from foregin countries pero bakit nagugutom mga biktima ng bagyo. Wala silang makain doon.

    • DakuAkongUtin

       Asa ka , kinilkil na !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Pajares-Umali/100000752311935 Joe Pajares Umali

    To all those countries, their people and government, our sincere thanks and endless gratitude for your help and generous assistance in our hour of need.  Your humanitarian response to the calamity and devastation wrought on us by the most recent vicious typhoon shall forever be remembered by a truly thankful people of the Philippines.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Pajares-Umali/100000752311935 Joe Pajares Umali

    Pakiusap lang sana doon sa mga nagpapahayag ng kanilang mga kuro-kuro sa mga forum tulad nito.  Iwaksi sana natin ang pag gamit ng mga malalaswang pananalita.  Maari naman nating ipahayag ang ating hindi pag sangayon sa kuro-kuro ng iba sa mahusay na paraan.  Hindi natin kailangan maging “confrontational” at makipag batuhan ng putik dahil lamang hindi tayo sang-ayon sa ipinahayag ng iba.  Maaari natin panatilihin sa mataas na antas ang debate sa pamamagitan ng pag galang sa kuro-kuro ng iba.  Ang pang iinsulto at pag gamit ng malaswang pananalita any nagsasalamin lamang sa tunay na pagkatao ng gumagawa nito.  

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