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Canada offers additional P70M in aid for ‘Pablo’ victims


MANILA, Philippines – Canada on Friday announced that it was giving the Philippines an additional P70 million to support the conduct of relief efforts for the victims of typhoon “Pablo” (international name Bopha), the worst storm to hit the country this year.

“Canada is responding to the increasing needs of the people of the Philippines as they face the alarming devastation caused by the typhoon,” Minister of International Cooperation Julian Fantino said in an emailed statement by the Canadian embassy in Manila.

“We are helping families survive by providing critical humanitarian assistance,” he added.

The statement noted that the grant, to be coursed through the Canadian International Development Agency (Cida), would be given to three organizations tasked to provide food, safe drinking water, emergency shelter and other assistance to the approximately 480,000 affected people in worst-hit areas.

It said that the 700,000 Canadian dollar would be given to the United Nations World Food Programme for access to emergency food assistance, while 350,000 Canadian dollar would be given to the United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) for emergency water, sanitation, and hygiene assistance.

Meanwhile, another 700,000 Canadian dollar would be given to the International Organization for Migration for emergency shelters and camp support, including coordination and management, for people displaced as a result of the typhoon.

Canada had earlier given the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies P10 million in aid for relief support.

Latest reports noted that the death toll from the typhoon, which battered Visayas and Mindanao more than a week ago, had risen to 906, while 900 others remained missing.

The Philippine government also noted that damage in infrastructure, agriculture, and properties was estimated at P15 billion, and that it had affected at least 5 million people.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Thank you Canada.

  • http://www.facebook.com/simoun.magaalahas.10 Simoun Magaalahas

    Sana naman po mapunta itong tulong doon po sa tunay na sinalanta ng bagyo hindi sa Pulitikong negosyante o kaya kung sinong Poncio Pilato na magiinterest sa perang donasyon. Baka gamitin ito sa maagang pangkampanya sa lugar ng nasalanta…

    • dodong1

      It said that the 700,000 Canadian dollar would be given to the United Nations World Food Programme for access to emergency food assistance, while 350,000 Canadian dollar would be given to the United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) for emergency water, sanitation, and hygiene assistance. Not a single canadian dollar will go to the government it will go the these two organizations and they will use the funds for whatever it is intended for..a lot of foreign governments are getting smarter as they know that the Philippines is one of the worst countries in the world for corruption..

      • http://www.facebook.com/simoun.magaalahas.10 Simoun Magaalahas

        thank you for your correction..

      • dodong1

        you are welcome

  • joboni96


    hindi imperyalista yan
    pero minero

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002968633823 Von Vitzioli

    Thank you Canada for your utmost support. May God bless you a thousand fold.

  • Your_King

    Aquino may have already forgotten about the victims of ‘Pablo’ but its good to know that other countries far away have not and are still helping.

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    O Canada, Our home and native land, Through patriot love……

    Good move Canada! 

  • Luthmar

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH CANADA.  We love you.  God Bless Canada

  • willbillywilly

     Our sincerest gratitude for your kindness

  • ydnar_forgts

    we are so grateful for your wholehearted support for the victims of typhoon pablo. What you sow is what you reap also in due time. More BLESSINGS to come, CANADA!

  • ydnar_forgts

    we are so grateful for your generousity. hoping that what you give to philippines will come 100% to the true victims of typhoon Pablo. God bless you CANADA!

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