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Las Vegas charities, Fil-Ams, other ethnic groups plan Yolanda fund-raising

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Filipino-American and other groups plan fundraiser for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” Monday night in an event widely covered by the Las Vegas media.  PHOTO BY EVAN LOUIE.

Charities and nonprofit groups in this city, home to a large Filipino-American community of about 100,000, pledged support for the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” that hit the islands nearly a week ago.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

UN to launch major aid appeal for battered Philippines

This photo released by the Malacanang Photo Bureau shows an aerial view of Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the region in the Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The United Nations will Tuesday launch an urgent aid appeal expected to seek hundreds of millions of dollars to help the Philippines recover from the ravages of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Filipino expats in US seek news after typhoon

Former U.S. Army Private Alfredo Carino stands at the door of the West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service center in San Francisco while volunteering with other veterans to accept donations for victims of Typhoon Haiyan which struck the Philippine islands last week on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Typhoon-ravaged Philippine islands faced a huge relief effort that had barely begun Monday, as bloated bodies lay uncollected and uncounted in the streets and survivors pleaded for food, water and medicine. AP

The last time Armi Go called her 81-year-old mother in the Philippine city of Tacloban, the rain from the approaching typhoon was so loud they could barely hear each other.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Storm-chaser: ‘Yolanda’ totally off the scale

James Reynolds AFP

For professional storm-chaser James Reynolds, whose day job involves capturing typhoons, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions at heart-stoppingly close range, intense danger goes with the territory.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Vatican gives $150,000 in emergency aid to PH

Pope Francis AP

The Vatican on Monday announced it is donating $150,000 (112,000 euro) in emergency aid to the Philippines after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) devastated entire communities and left more than 10,000 people feared dead.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH helpless in face of powerful storms—experts

This photo released by the Malacanang Photo Bureau shows an aerial view of Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the region in the Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Authorities were sure they had done enough to prevent mass casualties from Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan), but with 10,000 people now feared dead experts say parts of the country may be helpless against relentless storms.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Relief efforts for ‘Yolanda’ victims get support from US media

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Philippine and US military personnel load relief goods for Tacloban on board a US C-130 plane for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Cental Philippines, at a military base in Manila on November 11, 2013. AFP FILE PHOTO

The US media have given considerable attention to efforts to help the victims of supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan), giving Filipino-American groups high hopes of getting strong support from the mainstream community.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US relief flight heads for typhoon-hit Tacloban

Philippine and US military personnel load relief goods for Tacloban on board a US C-130 plane for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Cental Philippines, at a military base in Manila on November 11, 2013. AFP FILE PHOTO

A US military plane carrying relief supplies and a contingent of Marines has left the Philippine capital en route to the country’s typhoon-devastated eastern seaboard.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino-Americans gather resources to aid ‘Yolanda’ victims

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Tacloban city, devastated by powerful Typhoon Haiyan, is seen in Leyte province, central Philippines Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. The central Philippine city of Tacloban was in ruins Saturday, a day after being ravaged by one of the strongest typhoons on record, as horrified residents spoke of storm surges as high as trees and authorities said they were expecting a "very high number of fatalities." AP

When typhoon “Maring” hit Luzon in August and an earthquake devastated parts of the Visayas two months later, Filipino-Americans planned fund drives and relief efforts to help the victims of both disasters.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Deeply saddened’ Pope Francis urges Catholics to help Philippines

Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer he celebrated from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The Pontiff has led tens of thousands of people at the Vatican in silent prayer for the victims of the typhoon that has ravaged the Philippines. The Pope told a crowd of pilgrims, tourists and Romans that he wanted to assure the people of the Philippines and surrounding region that he feels close to them. He lamented the high toll of dead and the enormous damage, then requested silent prayer for "our brothers and sisters." Francis also said: "let us try to get our concrete aid" to those suffering from the storm. The Philippines has the largest number of Catholics in Asia, and Filipinos are one of Rome's biggest immigrant communities. AP

Pope Francis on Sunday asked Catholics to provide “concrete help” to the hundreds of thousands of people made homeless in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, and to include them in their prayers.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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