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Friendship Singapore style: P231M for Yolanda victims

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Singapore’s President Tony Tan Keng Yam. AFP FILE PHOTO

It was “a small gesture of friendship and solidarity” with a neighbor in need, Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam said of his country’s donation to those affected by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” five months ago.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Abduction shows vulnerability of UN force

Filipino UN peacekeepers cross the Quneitra checkpoint between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights on Friday. The Philippines said that rebels who are holding 21 Filipino peacekeepers hostage in the Golan Heights are insisting that Syrian government troops leave the area before releasing their captives. AFP FILE PHOTO

New video on Thursday of United Nations peacekeepers held captive by Syrian rebels illustrates the sudden vulnerability of a UN force that had patrolled a ceasefire line between Israel and Syria without incident for nearly four decades.

Posted: March 9th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

Red Cross seeks P1.6-B funding to aid ‘Pablo’ victims

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Homeless flood survivors walk toward the gymnasium in the southern Philippine township of New Bataan in Compostela province on December 5, 2012 after the strongest typhoon Bopha pounded the island on Tuesday, leaving several deaths and and missing. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) appealed for about P1.3 billion (or 30 million Swiss francs) worth of funding to support its aid operations for hundreds of thousands of survivors of typhoon Pablo (international name Bopha), which hit southern Philippines in December last year.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

ICRC prods Philippines to ease jail crowding

Inmates at the Quezon City Jail wait to vote  in village-level elections in this October 2010 file photo.   AFP

MANILA, Philippines—The International Committee of the Red Cross on Friday urged the Philippines to ease serious overcrowding in its prisons, where the US government said hundreds had died from tuberculosis and other ailments. Christoph Sutter, deputy head of the ICRC delegation in the Philippines, said in a statement released by the Swiss-based civil rights monitor [...]

Posted: June 3rd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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