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UNHCR launches registration program for Yolanda survivors to avail aid

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The United Nations Refugee Agency has initiated a civil registration program for typhoon survivors in areas devastated by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) five months ago to help restore their access to public services.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Singapore president makes first state visit to PH Wednesday

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Singapore’s President Tony Tan Keng Yam. AFP FILE PHOTO

Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam will arrive in Manila on Wednesday (Apr. 2) for a four-day visit to discuss trade and defense ties with the Philippines and provide further assistance to survivors of supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PRC, British Red Cross pledge P1.7B worth of programs for ‘Yolanda’ rehab

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The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and its British counterpart pledged on Monday P1.7 billion for various recovery and rehabilitation programs aimed to help hundreds of thousands of victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No-build zones could lead to massive displacement of ‘Haiyan’ refugees, says report

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Tens of thousands of Filipinos affected by Typhoon Haiyan could lose their homes and livelihoods, unless a controversial government policy is changed immediately, according to a recent report by international refugee assistance group.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Japan gives PH P3 billion in aid for Visayas

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A young boy waits at the side of the road for fresh water surrounded by debris from Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, central Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The Japanese government has provided the Philippines some P3 billion in grants for the rehabilitation and improvement of critical infrastructure projects across the Visayas, the Japanese Embassy in Manila and the Department of Foreign Affairs announced Tuesday afternoon.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope may drop by PH in August, says CBCP official

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Pope Francis may drop by the Philippines in August to visit the victims of supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan), which ravaged a large swathe of the Visayas late last year, according to an official of a Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) office.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

How US peers helped rebuild UP’s school of health sciences library in Leyte after ‘Haiyan’

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Jonathan Loraya, Raquel Moreno and Happy Araneta of University of California, San Diego, with George and Felix of LBC Express in Mira Mesa, California. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

When Typhoon “Haiyan/Yolanda” smashed into Leyte last November, among its victims was the University of the Philippines Manila School of Health Sciences (UPM SHS) in Palo.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Community-driven recovery plan eyed for ‘Yolanda’-hit areas

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Starting the recovery from the ground up is how “some of the best minds possible” want to work on areas devastated by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN agencies to give Yolanda survivors power tools to clear debris

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As part of continuing efforts to revive livelihood in typhoon-ravaged areas in the Visayas, agencies of the United Nations are set to distribute power tools to vulnerable populations in the hardest-hit communities to help clear debris and at the same time, gather materials to rebuild shelter.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Yoga fundraiser for ‘Yolanda’ rebuilding slated in Los Angeles

Natalie Macam of Tiger Wave Yoga will hold a fundraiser at Mahasukha Center on Sunday, March 2 and 4 at 7 p.m. for children in the Philippines affected by super typhoon “Haiyan/Yolanda,” the strongest recorded typhoon to make landfall, with over 11 million people affected.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Events | Read More »

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