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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

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 »

Red Cross to raise $94M for relief, rehab work in PH

Jagan Chapagain, IFRC director for Asia Pacific. Photo from http://www.ifrc.org

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is appealing for 87 million Swiss francs (US$94.6 million) to assist the estimated 10 million people affected by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) that hit central Philippines.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UN appeals for $301 M in aid to PH

Philippine soldiers walk near a military C-130 plane as they prepare to go to Tacloban city, at the Villamor Airbase, in Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Four days after Typhoon Haiyan struck the eastern Philippines, only a trickle of assistance has made it to affected communities. Authorities said at least 9.7 million people in 41 provinces were affected by the devastating typhoon. AP/Vincent Yu

The United Nations flashed an appeal Tuesday for the international community to raise $301 million or nearly P13 billion in emergency funding to help Filipinos cope with the aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US, British warships sent to typhoon-hit Philippines

Philippine and US military personnel load relief goods for Tacloban on board a US C-130 plane for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Cental Philippines, at a military base in Manila on November 11, 2013. AFP FILE PHOTO

US and British warships were deployed Tuesday to the typhoon-ravaged Philippines where well over 10,000 people are feared dead and countless survivors are begging for help in rain-soaked wastelands.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

UN to launch major aid appeal for battered Philippines

This photo released by the Malacanang Photo Bureau shows an aerial view of Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the region in the Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The United Nations will Tuesday launch an urgent aid appeal expected to seek hundreds of millions of dollars to help the Philippines recover from the ravages of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Filipino expats in US seek news after typhoon

Former U.S. Army Private Alfredo Carino stands at the door of the West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service center in San Francisco while volunteering with other veterans to accept donations for victims of Typhoon Haiyan which struck the Philippine islands last week on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Typhoon-ravaged Philippine islands faced a huge relief effort that had barely begun Monday, as bloated bodies lay uncollected and uncounted in the streets and survivors pleaded for food, water and medicine. AP

The last time Armi Go called her 81-year-old mother in the Philippine city of Tacloban, the rain from the approaching typhoon was so loud they could barely hear each other.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Storm-chaser: ‘Yolanda’ totally off the scale

James Reynolds AFP

For professional storm-chaser James Reynolds, whose day job involves capturing typhoons, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions at heart-stoppingly close range, intense danger goes with the territory.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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