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

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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 »

UN body opens ‘Glenda’ task force

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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 »

Unicef, partners assess ‘Yolanda’ response for building resilient communities

DSWD Secretary Corazon Soliman INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Eight months into relief and recovery after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) devastated the Central Philippines, Unicef, with Galing Pook Foundation, recently hosted a Forum on ‘Building Better and Resilient Communities’ with participation from a wide range of partners and stakeholders.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope to see many positive developments in ‘Yolanda’ rehab–Lacson

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Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

If Pope Francis’ visit to towns ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) would push through in 2015, may he not only stop over in Tacloban but also in other areas where there have been many success stories amid recovery and rehabilitation, said Presidential Assistant on Rehabilitation Panfilo Lacson.

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

EU to donate 30M euros more for Yolanda rehabilitation

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Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, gestures as she deliver her speech during the Asia Europe Meeting (Asem) Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management on Thursday, June 5, 2014  at Diamond hotel  in Pasay City. Georgieva has announced that the European Union will donate 30 million euros in additional financial assistance to help the Philippines rebuild areas hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda. NOY MORCOSO lll/INQUIRER.net

The European Union will donate 30 million euros in additional financial assistance to help the Philippines rebuild areas hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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