By Julliane Love de Jesus
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.
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.
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.
By Tarra Quismundo
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.
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.