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PH medical group willing to join battle against Ebola with proper safeguards


The Philippine College of Physicians is open to the idea of getting involved in efforts to contain the Ebola virus provided it is done on a purely voluntary basis and the volunteers are amply trained and given adequate protection from the deadly virus.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Australia gives P10M emergency aid to Philippines

Typhoon Glenda

Australia announced Thursday that it will provide A$250,000 (P10 million) worth of aid to victims of Typhoon “Glenda” (international name Rammasun) which tore through Luzon Wednesday.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US juggling ‘too many’ humanitarian crises worldwide

The Philippines is fighting more disasters than wars, with fierce storms like Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) claiming as many lives as gun battles, said Lucille Sering, chair of the Climate Change Commission. AP FILE PHOTO

The United States is contending with too many global humanitarian crises at once to comprehensively fund relief efforts, the State Department told Congress Thursday, urging other nations to step up.

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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 »