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Grant of TPS depends on letters to Kerry

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Attendees at the New York panel discussion on Temporary Protected Status. DENNIS CLEMENTE/INQUIRER.net US Bureau

Getting Temporary Protected Status (TPS) granted for the Philippines now depends on a letter-writing campaign addressed to the US Secretary of State John Kerry or his assistant, Anne Richard, supporters concluded during a two-hour long panel discussion on Jan. 28 at the Philippine Consulate

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

Fil-Ams hail Aquino request for Temporary Protected Status for Filipinos

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Ed Navarra

Filipino-American community leaders hailed Philippine President Benigno Aquino’s decision to formally request the US government to designate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for undocumented Filipino nationals in light of the devastation caused by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino: Philippines to rise from ‘Yolanda’ destruction

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A survivor of “Yolanda” breaks into a smile of relief as she welcomes a care package from President Aquino at the Palo municipal hall in Leyte province. The President visited areas devastated by the supertyphoon a week ago to reassure victims of government support. FILE PHOTO

An optimistic President Aquino declared on Thursday, that the country would be able to rise from the human and economic tragedy wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan), which flattened central Philippines in November, and other calamities that struck the country this year.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino flies to Tokyo for ASEAN-Japan summit

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President Benigno Aquino III.  AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III, along with six Cabinet members, left Manila early on Thursday for a summit meeting with Japan and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

China ready to help in rehab of Yolanda-hit areas

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AP FILE PHOTO

It may be at odds with the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea, but China is keen to help in another front.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Math Olympiad competitors donate cash, relief goods to Yolanda survivors

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imso

They did not only come to Manila to win medals. Apparently touched by the suffering of the victims of Supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas, they brought with them relief goods intended for the disaster victims.”

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Slow down migration of evacuees to other places, gov’t urged

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TANAUAN, LEYTE Supertyphoon “Yolanda” survivors in this town wait for the distribution of food items from a helicopter in this photo taken two days after Yolanda struck.  JOHN CHUA/INQUIRER

The government should slow down the exodus of evacuees from typhoon-devastated areas and instead strengthen the capabilities of the victims to resurrect their broken lives in their own hometowns.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN considers air drops of aid in Yolanda-devastated areas

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Ormoc City in the aftermath of Super Typhoon “Yolanda”.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Bill Godbout

The United Nations is considering air drops as a way to speed up the delivery of aid in isolated areas within Tacloban City as officials acknowledged the slow pace in bringing assistance to affected areas.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Getting aid to Yolanda victims now top priority – UN exec

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United Nations Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos AP FILE PHOTO

The United Nations humanitarian chief said Thursday that quicker delivery of aid has become the top priority in disaster-stricken Eastern Visayas, acknowledging the staggering logistics challenge, given the sheer scale of the calamity and difficulties in transport due to debris-clogged roads, bad weather and fuel constraints.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

ASEAN moves to help relief operations in areas hit by Yolanda

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Asean secretary-general Le Luong Minh AP FILE PHOTO

The Association of Southeast Nations has offered its support to the Philippine government following the devastation wrought by “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) over the weekend.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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