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AFP forms coordinating center to institutionalize foreign assistance

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Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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).

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Gov’t, UN death toll estimates don’t match

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Policemen and volunteers bury some 100 bodies in a mass grave in the Tacloban City public cemetery on Thursday. RICHARD A. REYES

Even the government’s estimates of casualties from the Supertyphoon “Yolanda” have come under criticism amid increasing disapproval of the Aquino administration’s response to the typhoon, the strongest ever recorded, that roared through the central islands of the Visayas a week ago.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino to proceed to South Korea after checking on Bohol, Cebu

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President Benigno Aquino III. AFP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III will push through with his state visit to South Korea after he has checked on the situation in Bohol and Cebu that were hit by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake Tuesday.

Posted: October 15th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Blast probe in Taguig City focuses on condo tenant

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BLASTED  This is the aftermath of the blast that ripped through Unit 501B of Two Serendra at Bonifacio Global City on Friday night. RAFFY LERMA

The investigation on Saturday of the explosion that ripped through a posh apartment building in Taguig City on Friday night began to center on the renter of the unit where the blast occurred, as President Benigno Aquino III ordered probers to find out what caused the explosion that killed three people and injured five others.

Posted: June 2nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

5,000 Pinoys displaced by Sabah conflict; P13M in relief allocated

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Evacuees choose to stay with their car at the evacuation center in Embara Budi complex, Felda Sahabat, Sabah. EDWIN BACASMAS/PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Nearly 5,000 persons, almost half of them children, have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in Sabah, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Saturday.

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Crisis unit created for exodus of Filipinos from Sabah

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The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao has created a crisis unit in anticipation of a mass deportation of Filipinos from Malaysia to Tawi-Tawi due to clashes between Malaysian security forces and followers of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III.

Posted: March 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

On-again, off-again South Korea rocket launch is on again

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Outgoing NDRRMC executive director Benito Ramos said the “no-fly, no-sail, and no-fishing” zones would include the entire Bicol region, Samar and Leyte in Eastern Visayas, and Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Siargao Island, and Dinagat Islands province in the Caraga region.

Once again, the Philippines is on alert for the satellite launch of South Korea that has been postponed at least three times last year.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Australia gives P96M more for ‘Pablo’ relief

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The Australian government on Tuesday announced additional aid of 2.3 million Australian dollars (around P96 million) to support the Philippines’ continuing relief efforts for victims of typhoon “Pablo” in Eastern Mindanao.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

North Korea rocket launch sparks global anger

PYRRHIC VICTORY A man in Seoul, South Korea, watches a TV broadcast of North Korea’s successful rocket launch on Wednesday. The surprise launch was roundly condemned by most of the free world, including the Philippines. The suddenness of the launch ends all hope that the new North Korean leader Kim Jong-un might be a young progressive reformer. AFP/AP

The UN Security Council on Wednesday held emergency talks on North Korea’s long-range rocket launch amid western demands for tough action against the isolated state.

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH envoy to US asks Fil-Americans to give aid to ‘Pablo’ victims

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The Philippine embassy in the United States has called on Filipino-Americans to lend a helping hand to victims of Typhoon “Pablo” in Mindanao even as it thanked the US government for providing an additional $3 million in humanitarian assistance.

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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