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PH ranks 6-7 on disaster readiness; could do better

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In this aerial photo taken on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, and released by the Philippine Air Force, a ferry boat is seen washed inland from a massive storm surge caused by Typhoon Haiyan, in the city of Tacloban, central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction and thousands of people dead. (AP Photo/Philippines Air Force)

On a scale of 1 to 10—with 10 being the highest—the Philippines ranks “somewhere between 6 and 7” as far its level of preparedness for natural disasters is concerned.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US urges Asean armies to prepare for more natural disasters

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. AP FILE PHOTO

US officials on Wednesday offered to help Asean countries prepare for the devastating effects of climate change, urging stronger cooperation among armies and emergency agencies.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bayanihan-style rondalla CD project donates proceeds to victims of calamities

Military Bishop Leopoldo S. Tumulak, George Gange, Melinda Gange and Amor Padilla at the turn over of 200K pesos donation to Hapag-Asa. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Responding to a bishop’s appeal, a native Filipino music group sent $4,500 to help feed hungry and malnourished children in areas heavily affected by series of man-made and natural calamities Philippines.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US, Israel forces pull out of ‘Yolanda’-hit areas

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Photo by Ryan Leagogo/INQUIRER.net

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.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tons of aid in PH, but not where needed

Philippine soldiers stand near relief supplies for victims of Typhoon Haiyan at Villamor Airbase.  AP FILE PHOTO

The day after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) struck the eastern Philippine coast, a team of 15 doctors and logistics experts was ready to fly here to the worst-hit city to help. On Tuesday, five days into what could be the country’s deadliest disaster, they were still waiting to leave.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

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