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EU sends planeload of relief supplies for ‘Yolanda’ victims

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Volunteers for and members of the Philippine Red Cross team carry goods that were transported through a boat after a bridge collapsed from a massive quake that hit Bohol. ALANAH TORRALBA/ IFRC

Acting on its pledge to extend 3 million euros worth of assistance to areas smashed by monster typhoon “Yolanda,” the European Union (EU) on Monday said it has already released the first tranche of humanitarian assistance and sent “plane loads of relief supplies and rescue teams” to the Philippines.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Barack and Michelle Obama send sympathies to Yolanda victims

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US President Barack Obama.  AP  FILE PHOTO

United States President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle have sent their sympathies to the victims of the monster typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) that battered vast areas in central Philippines.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Australia offers P126-M more in aid for ‘Pablo’ victims

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The Australian government on Monday announced that it would offer an additional P126 million in aid to the victims of typhoon “Pablo” as a response to the latest appeal made by the Philippine government and the United Nations for the ongoing humanitarian crisis caused by the disaster.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US-backed project to test PH preparedness against infectious diseases

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A United States backed project aims to test the country’s overall “pandemic preparedness,” and discuss ways to mitigate the effects of serious infectious diseases brought about by floods and natural disasters.

Posted: September 10th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

The Artist Abroad

What Manila needs are arks and arkitects

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From now on, all Metro Manila households should be required to have a boat. Better still, every barangay must have an ark.

Posted: August 20th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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