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UN body opens ‘Glenda’ task force

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Children at Delpan evacuation center in Tondo, Manila at the height of the Typhoon Glenda. JOAN BONDOC

The United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the Philippines had put up a “Glenda” Task Force as the international aid community went on standby while monitoring the strongest howler to hit the country in eight months.

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

Australia gives P10M emergency aid to Philippines

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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 »

DFA resumes consular services Thursday

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Department of Foreign Affairs building. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs will resume its consular services on Thursday (July 17) after its suspension on Wednesday due to typhoon “Glenda.”

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Unicef, partners assess ‘Yolanda’ response for building resilient communities

DSWD Secretary Corazon Soliman INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Eight months into relief and recovery after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) devastated the Central Philippines, Unicef, with Galing Pook Foundation, recently hosted a Forum on ‘Building Better and Resilient Communities’ with participation from a wide range of partners and stakeholders.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope to see many positive developments in ‘Yolanda’ rehab–Lacson

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Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

If Pope Francis’ visit to towns ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) would push through in 2015, may he not only stop over in Tacloban but also in other areas where there have been many success stories amid recovery and rehabilitation, said Presidential Assistant on Rehabilitation Panfilo Lacson.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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