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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 »

Heightened rescue operation on for abducted Filipina—Palace

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has intensified its search and rescue operations in Mindanao after the abduction of a Filipina and a Chinese national in Semporna, Malaysia, Malacanang said Saturday.

Posted: April 5th, 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 »

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 »

UNFPA to intensify health services for women in Yolanda-hit areas

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said it would have to spend $16.2 million to address the reproductive health and protection needs of some 3.5 million women and girls of child-bearing age affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in the Visayas.

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

Aquino: Yolanda reconstruction priority; continued foreign aid a must

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

More than 100 days after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hammered Eastern Visayas, President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday appealed for continued foreign assistance, saying helping victims get back on their feet has remained his top priority.

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

5 Filipino sailors rescued as storms resurge off Spain

A fishing boat is hit by a wave near the coastal city of Burela, northwestern Spain, on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Spanish coastguards rescued five Filipino sailors by helicopter after the seamen's boat got caught in a storm on Tuesday off northwestern Spain, where fresh sea gales were growing, authorities said.  AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL RIOPA

Spanish coastguards rescued five Filipino sailors by helicopter after the seamen’s boat got caught in a storm on Tuesday off northwestern Spain, where fresh sea gales were growing, authorities said.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pope Francis’ visit to ‘Yolanda’-devastated Leyte eyed

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Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

Pope Francis might just visit this typhoon-devastated province of more than 1 million Catholic faithful.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US-based Catholic charity vows to raise P2.2B for ‘Yolanda’ rehab

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This photo released by the Malacanang Photo Bureau shows an aerial view of Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the region in the Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

A United States-based Catholic charity has committed to raise P2.2 billion for the recovery of areas ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in Samar and Leyte over the next three to five years.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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