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US donates $300,000 to rebuild Eastern Samar church

immaculate conception church

The United States embassy has donated $300,000 for the reconstruction of the centuries-old Church of the Immaculate Conception in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, destroyed nearly a year ago by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Unicef boosts DSWD program with unconditional cash transfer

Lotta Sylwander

The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), through the Department of Social Welfare and Development, will extend financial assistance to beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in Eastern Samar who were worst affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US Embassy to help restore 2 damaged churches


The United States government is helping restore and conserve two historical churches in the Visayas that were damaged by an earthquake and by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” last year.

Posted: May 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SF nonprofit to focus long-term recovery work on Guiuan


A nonprofit based here announced that it will focus its long-term disaster recovery efforts following Typhoon Yolanda on the municipality of Guiuan, in Eastern Samar.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China ready to help in rehab of Yolanda-hit areas

In this aerial photo taken on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, and released by the Philippine Air Force, a ferry boat is seen washed inland from a massive storm surge caused by Typhoon Haiyan, in the city of Tacloban, central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and thousands of people dead. (AP Photo/Philippines Air Force)

It may be at odds with the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea, but China is keen to help in another front.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »