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US pledges $800,000 aid for ‘Maring’ victims

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Photo released by the Philippine Air Force shows flooded areas in Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Aug. 20, 2013. Some of the Philippines' heaviest rains on record fell for a second day Tuesday, turning the capital's roads into rivers and trapping tens of thousands of people in homes and shelters. The government suspended all work except rescues and disaster response. AP/Philippine Air Force

The US offered $800,000 in financial assistance to victims of tropical storm “Maring” (international name: Trami), which left eight people dead and affected more than 600,000 people in Luzon.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Philippines typhoon victims need more help–UN

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The United Nations launched an appeal Friday for more international aid to help nearly a million people in the Philippines as they recover from last year’s deadliest typhoon in the world.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Lourdes shrines start reopening after floods cleanup

View of the Grotto of Lourdes flooded, in Lourdes, southwestern France, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Lourdes began reopening its shrines Monday after flash floods that caused hundreds of thousands of euros in damage.  AP PHOTO/BOB EDME

The French mountain town of Lourdes, whose spring water many Catholics believe can miraculously cure illness, began reopening its shrines Monday after flash floods that caused hundreds of thousands of euros in damage.

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

OFWs send money home to flood victims

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Their hearts never far away from home, Filipino communities around the world continue to send aid to compatriots displaced by massive flooding in Metro Manila and adjacent Luzon provinces earlier this month.

Posted: August 26th, 2012 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

New storm hits north Philippines; at least 2 dead

Flood affected residents gather under the rain as they queue for relief goods in suburban Marikina, east of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. Tropical Storm Kai-Tak will continue to move northwestward on Wednesday toward southeastern China and is expected to dump more rain in the flood-battered northern Philippines a week after half of the sprawling capital city got submerged. AP/Aaron Favila

A second tropical storm in as many weeks battered the northern Philippines after making landfall Wednesday, killing at least two people, as forecasters warned that the still-reeling capital could see more flooding.

Posted: August 15th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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