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Hong Kong ship rescues 4 Filipino fishermen

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Four Filipino fishermen were rescued by a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship in waters off Occidental Mindoro province on Wednesday, nearly a day after their motor boat capsized due to powerful winds generated by Typhoon Glenda, the Philippine Coast Guard said on Thursday.

Posted: July 18th, 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 »

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 »

Navy captain’s ‘guns’ get US president’s attention

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President Barack Obama speaks to US and Philippine troops at Fort Bonifacio in Manila on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. He gave special mention to four military officers, including a Filipino from the Naval Special Operations Group, as the main characters in “an incredible story that captures the strength” of the longstanding alliance of the Philippines and the United States.  AP PHOTO/CHARLES DHARAPAK

Four military officers, including a Filipino from the Naval Special Operations Group (Navsog), were given special mention by US President Obama on Tuesday as the main characters in “an incredible story that captures the strength” of the longstanding alliance of the Philippines and the United States.

Posted: April 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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