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Outlaws and typhoons

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Anews item recently got my attention. Apparently, in a study of the deadly effects of hurricanes (or typhoons), a group of researchers observed that, in the United States at least, there were more fatalities and more destruction wrought when the hurricane/typhoon had been christened with a female name.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines | 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 »

Gov’t orders search for families of OFWs in typhoon-hit areas

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz (in photo) has approved the deployment to Libya of a two-man contingency team that would augment the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) staff in Tripoli.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has ordered the regional offices of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) to help locate families of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) coming from areas hit by Typhoon “Pablo” in the Visayas and Mindanao.

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Starving ‘Pablo’ survivors mob food, relief trucks

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Desperate and starving residents on Tuesday clambered onto trucks distributing food and used clothing as local and international groups continued to deliver much-needed relief goods to villages hit by Typhoon “Pablo” last week.

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Global aid for PH launched

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The United Nations on Monday launched a $65 million global appeal to help desperate survivors of a typhoon that killed more than 600 people, left nearly 900 missing and thousands homeless in the southern Philippines.

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Banner Story,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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