By Nikko Dizon
Friends in good times and bad. This was how the Australian defense attaché summed up Thursday the Multinational Coordinating Council of the Philippine government and the armed forces of 16 countries working together for faster and more efficient distribution of relief to the survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in the Eastern Visayas.
President Barack Obama will visit Asia in April to push closer ties, an aide said Wednesday, after his earlier cancellation of a trip raised questions about US staying power.
By Mila de Guzman
Well-placed Fil-Ams have helped move resources toward relief for Supertyphoon “Yolanda” survivors from advantageous perches in local government and other institutions.
A broad coalition of elected officials, community leaders and organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area has been formed to help raise disaster relief funds for 10.3 million people affected by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in the Philippines, of which over 4 million were left homeless. Over 4,000 people were killed and thousands remain unaccounted for.
By Tarra Quismundo
For one Japanese man, extending help to a grieving nation may well be the long-awaited closure to his own loss.
By Tina G. Santos
Filipino workers (OFWs) who have left their original employers or sponsors and are now working for new employers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) will still be allowed to legalize their status despite the end of the grace period for undocumented foreign workers last November 3, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
By Matikas Santos
Filipino communities and other nations continue to offer assistance for those affected by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday.
By Matikas Santos
The King of Saudi Arabia has donated $10 million for the relief and rehabilitation efforts in the Visayas hit by super typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.
“Emme’s special touch in bringing out the best in people is a gift,” gushed Rose Churma, president and COO of the Filipino Community Center in Waipahu, during the sold-out “Sharing Memorable Moments with Emme Tomimbang & Friends” on Nov. 9.
By Shiena M. Barrameda
There may still be millions of people in the Visayas who have yet to receive any assistance 10 days after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” swept across nine regions of the Philippines, the United Nations said on Monday.
By Maricar B. Brizuela
To start a worldwide aid campaign, the official website of Iglesia Ni Cristo’s (Church of Christ) outreach project “Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko” was launched on Monday at the Manila Ballroom of the Manila Hotel on Bonifacio Drive, One Rizal Park.
Australian golfer Jason Day has confirmed that eight of his relatives died in Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in the Philippines, including his grandmother.