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Dorchester pupils use pedal power at charity auction

Tue, 2014-02-04 06:51
THERE were some smooth moves on show as children at Damers First School held a fundraising event for the victims of the Philippines Typhoon disaster.

Philippines typhoon - three months on: 'People turned to the Church'

Tue, 2014-02-04 03:40
The role of the Catholic Church in helping stricken Filipinos was hailed today, three months since Typhoon Haiyan hit their islands. In the last three months, Catholic church agencies have provided support to more than 830,000 people, with CAFOD directly responsible for around eight per cent of that total, as well as providing vital expertise and assistance to other agencies and local partners ...

Philippine cardinal: Haiyan recovery can show world a united church

Mon, 2014-02-03 15:05
MANILA, Philippines (CNS) -- An emotional Cardinal Luis Tagle of Manila welcomed U.S. Catholic leaders reviewing Typhoon Haiyan recovery efforts, saying that the work to rebuild devastated communities can show the world a church united in the service of people in need.

90-degree bow helps Tzu Chi PH raise funds for Tacloban

Mon, 2014-02-03 03:29
MANILA - Through providing work for the victims of typhoon “Yolanda,” Tzu Chi Philippines’ efforts in providing a ‘cash-for-work’ scheme helped revive the economy in Tacloban, Leyte.

Why we went to Philippines to help the victims of typhoon Haiyan

Sun, 2014-02-02 08:14
When Bruce and Jo Pullman heard about the typhoon that devastated the Philippines they knew they had to do something. Here they tell Sally Churchward about their own personal aid mission

Haiyan Typhoon survivors visit Kauai

Sun, 2014-02-02 04:45
When Alan and Estrella Nakama were told a major typhoon was approaching the Philippines in early November, they weren’t worried.

Typhoon victims: Don't forget

Sat, 2014-02-01 14:05
TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines – It’s been almost three months since Typhoon Haiyan – or Yolanda, as it’s called by Filipinos – struck this part of Leyte province with a force stronger than Katrina or Sandy, killing at least 6,000 people. More than 2,000 are still missing, presumed dead.

Vallejo schools collect change for Philippines

Fri, 2014-01-31 03:37
The Vallejo City Unified School District has begun collecting money to help the Philippines recover from last year's devastating typhoon.

The Philippines After Typhoon Haiyan: Fastest Q4 GDP Growth In Asia After China

Thu, 2014-01-30 13:23
The Philippines economy has pulled through admirably after the nation suffered the devastating Typhoon Haiyan last November. In the fourth quarter of 2013, GDP grew 6.5 percent, and the Philippines remains the fastest-growing economy in Asia after China. Economists had expected GDP growth of 6 percent. Agricultural output actually grew 1.1 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter, following a ...

US commits $86.7M to assist Philippines

Thu, 2014-01-30 10:32
JC Finley WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. government pledged $86.7 million dollars in 2014 assistance to the Philippines to help its recovery from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan.

Adventure in adversity

Mon, 2014-01-27 14:22
Baptist Press Stories for Jan. 27 2014 --------------------------------------- After Philippines typhoon, Baptists plan long-term aid http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?id=41904 Moore: Mideast oppression becoming 'personal' http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?id=41905 Piper: To know God is to enjoy Him http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?id=41907 Huckabee: Media distorted his view of women http ...

Temporary protection status for PH sought by US solon

Sat, 2014-01-25 07:17
Manila, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday another United States congressman is batting for the Philippines’ request to be granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS). US Congressman Jerrold Nadler of New York’s 10th District conveyed to Philippine Consul General Mario De Leon, Jr. his support for TPS designation for the Philippines. “I […]

Int’l body pledges support for Yolanda rehab effort

Sat, 2014-01-25 04:43
MANILA, Philippines—The International Organization on Migration has promised to continue support for the Philippine government amid ongoing reconstruction efforts in provinces devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda more than two months ago, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.   The DFA said IOM Director-General William “Bill” Swing gave the assurance to Ambassador Cecilia Rebong, the ...

‘Yolanda’ disaster touches Swedish monarch

Sat, 2014-01-25 04:03
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The devastation wrought by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” in the central Philippines moved King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden to donate $100,000 on behalf of the World Scout Foundation for training in community disaster preparedness. Gustaf, who also leads the World Scout Foundation, was scheduled to fly to Tacloban City in Leyte on Sunday to visit the disaster area. "One of the ...

Swedish king in town

Fri, 2014-01-24 19:16
MANILA, Philippines - King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden will see the projects of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines in Typhoon Yolanda-hit Tacloban City and other related projects of the Swedish government during his first visit in the country.

Philippines: New floods hinder recovery in wake of Typhoon Haiyan

Fri, 2014-01-24 11:46
Massive flooding in the Philippines is hindering the efforts of of people to rebuild their lives in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, says Christian Aid. Tropical Depression Agaton has brought heavy rain and fierce winds, causing widespread flooding and landfalls which are affecting more than 900,000 people across southern and central parts of the island chain.  Many were already living in temporary ...

Tacloban trip highlights Swedish king’s visit to PH

Fri, 2014-01-24 03:03
MANILA, Philippines -- The King of Sweden is in the country for a three-day visit that includes a call to President Benigno Aquino III and a trip to Tacloban City to personally see the rehabilitation efforts after the devastation of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan). King Carl XVI Gustaf will be the guest of honor in the Invitational Peace Jamboree of the Boy Scouts of the ...

A 'Grand' community effort in Fermoy aids Philippines typhoon victims

Fri, 2014-01-24 00:50
The sum of €500 was recently handed over, following a pre-Christmas fundraiser for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, held in Fermoy.

Lacson warns obstructionists

Thu, 2014-01-23 17:05
Manila, Philippines - Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Secretary Panfilo Lacson yesterday warned politicians obstructing the government’s rehabilitation efforts in the typhoon-stricken Eastern Visayas. “Maybe they thought that we are not aware of their efforts to obstruct the implementation of the government’s reconstruction and rehabilitation project,” Lacson said at the ...

Yolanda victims give PNoy 'very good' grade

Wed, 2014-01-22 20:34
MANILA, Philippines – Victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) are happier about the performance of President Aquino last year compared to the rest of the population, shows a newly released breakdown of Social Weather Stations (SWS). Among Yolanda victims SWS polled in December 2013, 73% said they were satisfied with the President ...
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