By Esther Misa Chavez
Davao Oriental, December 20, 2012: A hundred kilometers away from ground zero where super tropical cyclone Pablo first hit land, every which way you looked there was devastation all around from blown roofs, windows, squashed nipa huts, exposed twisted steel bars, and skewed railings along the highway.
By Tarra Quismundo
The Australian government on Tuesday announced additional aid of 2.3 million Australian dollars (around P96 million) to support the Philippines’ continuing relief efforts for victims of typhoon “Pablo” in Eastern Mindanao.
By Fat Reyes
The European Union (US) has offered P160 million in support of emergency and relief efforts for the thousands of victims of Typhoon “Pablo” (international name Bopha), the worst storm to hit the Philippines this year.
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has ordered the regional offices of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) to help locate families of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) coming from areas hit by Typhoon “Pablo” in the Visayas and Mindanao.
By Frinston L. Lim
, Jerome Aning
Desperate and starving residents on Tuesday clambered onto trucks distributing food and used clothing as local and international groups continued to deliver much-needed relief goods to villages hit by Typhoon “Pablo” last week.
The United Nations on Monday launched a $65 million global appeal to help desperate survivors of a typhoon that killed more than 600 people, left nearly 900 missing and thousands homeless in the southern Philippines.
By Tina G. Santos
The mother of Aimee Kay Sayson, the 7-year-old girl who died of hypothermia after being rescued in typhoon-devastated New Bataan town in Compostela Valley on Wednesday, is finally home.
President Aquino on Friday flew into this town hardest-hit by Typhoon “Pablo” to meet with bruised and grieving survivors and promise them government assistance in rebuilding their lives.
By TJ Burgonio
President Aquino Wednesday night expressed concern over reports of the high death toll and heavy damage wrought by Typhoon “Pablo” and exhorted successful Filipino professionals abroad to extend help to the hundreds of families grappling with its aftermath.