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Filipino driver killed in crash in flooded Saudi street

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A Saudi laborer tries to clear a flooded street in northern Riyadh on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, after heavy rains fell overnight in the Saudi capital, causing floods and traffic jams and forcing the Saudi Education Ministry to suspend studies in schools and universities for one day. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE

A 40-year-old Filipino truck driver was killed in a vehicular accident in Saudi Arabia caused by rare flash floods, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

EU envoy promotes disaster preparedness in Camarines Sur

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EU Ambassador Guy Ledoux   FILE PHOTO

The European Union (EU) envoy to the Philippines visited Camarines Sur on Tuesday to promote the importance of disaster preparedness.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

International flights into PH cancelled–DOTC

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Photo released by the Philippine Air Force shows vehicles lined up as they wait for floods to subside in Pasay city, 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

International flights going into the country were cancelled anew Wednesday morning due to the continuous rains and floods brought by the southwest monsoon.

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

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 »

PAL, Sea Air cancels morning flights—NAIA exec

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NAIA terminal 3. FILE PHOTO

Flights of Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Sea Air were cancelled Tuesday morning due to the continuous rains and floods brought by tropical storm “Maring.”

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN sends out call for $47-M aid for Mindanao rehab in 2013

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The United Nations’ humanitarian agency called for immediate international response to the prevailing needs in Mindanao provinces devastated by Typhoon “Pablo” and decades of conflict, estimating that the region would have to raise $47 million (roughly P2 billion) for shelter and livelihood needs in 2013 alone.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos in Switzerland raise P391k for typhoon Pablo victims

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After speaking at the 43rd World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, President Aquino met with the Filipino communities in Switzerland and Lichtenstein, which pooled funds to help Filipinos victimized by typhoon Pablo

The Filipino expat community here gave President Aquino not just a warm welcome amid wintry weather. They pooled funds to help Filipinos victimized by typhoon Pablo (international name: Bopha) back home.

Posted: January 27th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Japanese expats in Mindanao distribute relief goods to typhoon ‘Pablo’ victims

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For a group of expatriates employed by a Japanese manufacturing company in Mindanao, it was a way of paying back when they visited and handed relief goods to victims of typhoon ‘Pablo’ here on Christmas Eve.

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Indonesia donates $1M, 4 tons of relief goods for typhoon Pablo victims

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The Indonesian government on Monday came to the aid of thousands of typhoon “Pablo” (Bopha) victims in the Visayas and Mindanao, donating $1 million and four tons of relief items through the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

UN to raise P2.7B for rehabilitation of areas devastated by typhoon Pablo

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The United Nations on Monday unveiled in Davao City an action plan to rehabilitate areas devastated by typhoon Pablo (international name: Bopha) in Mindanao—particularly the provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental—and launched a global campaign to raise some P2.7 billion to back it up.

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

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