By Jerry E. Esplanada
Noting that Metro Manila’s traffic, infrastructure and housing problems can no longer be solved by the National Capital Region alone, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has come up with a “Dream Plan” for what it calls a “Greater Capital Region,” composed of the NCR and neighboring Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog.
More foreign aid is needed to augment the lack of emergency shelters, which has been underfunded since Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) flattened coastal cities last year, the United Nations (UN) humanitarian office said in a report.
By Bong Lozada
President Benigno Aquino III thanked the international community Friday for the “kindness” that the Filipinos will always remember in the aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).
President Benigno Aquino is to seek more aid when he meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week, more than a month after a monster typhoon killed thousands and left millions homeless.
By Frances Mangosing
The United States and Israel, two of several countries that helped in the relief operations after supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) wreaked havoc in Eastern Visayas, have pulled out their forces in the affected areas.
By Tarra Quismundo
It may be at odds with the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea, but China is keen to help in another front.
By Eunice Barbara C. Novio
Oleri Galope, a Filipino student and president of the Oxford Philippines Society, hosted a special formal dinner at Oriel College, University of Oxford on November 23 to raise money to help the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in the Philippines. The event was attended by students from different colleges of the University of [...]
By Matikas Santos
The newly designated United States Ambassador to the Philippines said he was “motivated” by the Filipino spirit and “impressed” by the determination of those affected by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) to rebuild their lives.
By Julliane Love de Jesus
Since foreign aid had been pouring in after the onslaught of supertyphoon Yolanda, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday has decided to institutionalize the military assistance given by 16 countries, particularly the United States, to the Philippines in the form of the Multinational Coordinating Center (MNCC).
By Matikas Santos
Filipino communities and other nations continue to offer assistance for those affected by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday.