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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 »

PH ranks 6-7 on disaster readiness; could do better

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On a scale of 1 to 10—with 10 being the highest—the Philippines ranks “somewhere between 6 and 7” as far its level of preparedness for natural disasters is concerned.

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

UN exec lauds PH for disaster risk reduction initiatives

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The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in Asia that have made “striking paradigm shifts” in disaster risk reduction and management, according to the head of the Geneva-based United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China seeks UN support in Vietnam maritime spat

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China has accused Vietnam of damaging peace and stability, state media said Tuesday, as it sought to drum up support at the United Nations in an ongoing territorial row.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fallen Filipino UN peacekeeper, 106 others to be honored

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A Filipino soldier who died last year while serving as a United Nations peacekeeper was among 106 soldiers, police and civilian personnel posthumously honored for the International Day of UN Peacekeepers in New York.

Posted: May 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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