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Spain extends PH aid program, commits P3.12B

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan: Philippines is the only priority country in Asia under the Master Plan of Spanish Cooperation 2013-2016. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Spain has affirmed its commitment to aid in the Philippines’ development with the extension of a partnership that aims to fund projects promoting the rule of law, good governance and better disaster management systems.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Sendong’ victims get P170M for new houses

WHILE continuing to struggle with their loss and pain, survivors are still rebuilding their lives in resettlement sites in Cagayan de Oro City two years after. CAI PANLILIO/INQUIRER MINDANAO

At least 1,200 families displaced by Typhoon “Sendong” two years ago will receive low-cost houses funded by the Japanese government.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Unicef: Long road to recovery for children of ‘Yolanda’-hit areas


Four months after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) ripped through the central Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013, a growing sense of recovery is notable in the reopening of health centers, clean water flowing again through community taps, children back to learning in temporary schools.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

P10M aid for ‘Yolanda’ survivors from Papua New Guinea

Filipino Association in Papua New Guinea (FAPNG) president Roel Sta. Cruz is briefed by Philippine Red Cross Officials Governor Corazon Alma De Leon and Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang on how their donation of P10 million will be spent. Photo contributed by Philippine Red Cross.

Students from poor schools in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and hundreds of local companies and individuals banded together to raise more than P10 million for the survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

South Korean troops extend stay in ‘Yolanda’-hit areas

A young boy waits at the side of the road for fresh water surrounded by debris from Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, central Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Hundreds of troops from South Korea have committed to stay in “Yolanda”-battered areas for a year to help in medical and rehabilitation efforts.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

UK health workers raise funds for ‘Yolanda’ rehab

(From  Left)  Nova  Quian, haemodialysis  manager,  Monica  Jacot , HR  program manager,  Regin  Lagaac ,  Senior  Clinical  Nurse   Specialist,  and  Ursula  Grant, programme  director  Addenbrookes  Abroad.

British health care workers and their Filipino colleagues are still responding to the disaster brought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US nurses keep up ‘Yolanda’ relief work in Roxas City

Michelle Vo, a Filipino American registered nurse who’s married to a Vietnamese, immediately took a leave from Kaiser hospital in Fremont where she works and was with her union’s advance team in the Visayas, just seven days after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” made its devastating landfall.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Stunned Kerry says US won’t abandon typhoon-hit Philippines

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a joint news conference with Philippines Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.  AP FILE PHOTO

US Secretary of State John Kerry visited the typhoon-devastated central Philippine city of Tacloban on Wednesday, expressing shock at the death and destruction and vowing that Washington will not abandon its key ally.

Posted: December 18th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN probes ‘Yolanda’ aid to Philippines

United Nations Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos. AP FILE PHOTO

The United Nations is investigating reports that aid has yet to reach remote parts of the Philippines a month after a devastating typhoon, the U.N. humanitarian chief said on Monday.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Myanmar’s president asks Philippines for more aid

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, right, shakes the hands of Myanmar President Thein Sein during his visit at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines on Thursday Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila,POOL)

Myanmar’s president called Thursday for more investment and development assistance from the Philippines, saying his country needs help to catch up with the rest of Southeast Asia after emerging from nearly two decades of economic sanctions.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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