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9 Fil-Am orgs get $100k grant for ‘Yolanda’ rehab projects


Nine Filipino-American organizations were awarded $100,000 each to implement projects to help the rehabilitation of areas struck by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope Francis urged to spend more time with ‘Yolanda’ survivors in pastoral visit

Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

An official of the social action arm of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is appealing to Pope Francis to spend more time with the people affected by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) during his visit to the Philippines in 2015.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Rehab work goes on in Bantayan 10 months after ‘Yolanda’


In two months, it will be a year since Super Typhoon “Yolanda” struck but survivors are still struggling to move on in the town of Santa Fe.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN body opens ‘Glenda’ task force

Children at Delpan evacuation center in Tondo, Manila at the height of the Typhoon Glenda. JOAN BONDOC

The United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the Philippines had put up a “Glenda” Task Force as the international aid community went on standby while monitoring the strongest howler to hit the country in eight months.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »


Aquino’s fumbled message on artists and drug abuse

President Benigno Aquino III.  AFP FILE PHOTO

What began as a puzzling decision to snub one of the country’s greatest actresses turned into an unfortunate, fumbled message on drug abuse and rehabilitation.   So now we know: President Aquino doesn’t think much of people who have tried drugs.   “I don’t want to send a message that using illegal drugs is OK […]

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »