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What the UN climate report says about Philippines

Mon, 2014-04-07 20:33
MANILA, Philippines - Severe weather and shifting ecosystems as a result of climate change could put the new generation of Filipinos into greater risks of deeper poverty, food shortages, disease and slower economic growth, a United Nations body’s newly released report indicates.

Canada PM lauds citizens' aid for Yolanda victims

Mon, 2014-04-07 20:06
MANILA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently praised Canadians for coming together to extend help to typhoon-ravaged Philippines.

TULONG, HINDI UTANG | UN rights expert urges debt relief for calamity-stricken Philippines

Mon, 2014-04-07 19:06
A United Nations human rights expert on Tuesday urged international creditors to cancel the Philippines' debt and give it unconditional grant aid instead of new loans to fund massive post-typhoon reconstruction.

UN rights expert urges debt relief for Philippines

Mon, 2014-04-07 19:04
MANILA - A United Nations human rights expert on Tuesday urged international creditors to cancel the Philippines' debt and give it unconditional grant aid instead of new loans to fund massive post-typhoon reconstruction.

UN calls for debt relief for reconstruction in Philippines

Mon, 2014-04-07 18:59
United Nations human rights expert Cephas Lumina today urged international creditors to cancel Philippines’ debt and to provide unconditional grant-aid instead of reconstruction loans in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

UN rights expert urges debt relief for Philippines

Mon, 2014-04-07 18:10
MANILA: A United Nations human rights expert today urged international creditors to cancel the Philippines’ debt and give it unconditional grant aid instead of new loans to fund massive post-typhoon reconstruction. The Southeast Asian country, hit hard five months ago by Typhoon Haiyan – one of the strongest storms to make landfall anywhere — estimated the total cost of a four-year ...

U.N. rights expert urges debt relief for Philippines

Mon, 2014-04-07 17:33
A United Nations human rights expert on Tuesday urged international creditors to cancel the Philippines' debt and give it unconditional grant aid instead of new loans to fund massive post-typhoon reconstruction. The Southeast Asian country, hit hard five months ago by Typhoon Haiyan -- one of the strongest storms to make landfall anywhere -- estimated the total cost of a four-year reconstruction ...

President Tan reaffirms close ties with Philippines

Mon, 2014-04-07 17:07
TACLOBAN, Philippines - President Tony Tan Keng Yam wound up his first state visit to the Philippines with a reaffirmation of closer "people-to-people ties" between Singaporeans and Filipinos. "This visit has enabled me to reaffirm these strong people-to- people linkages between our two countries," Dr Tan said at a news briefing yesterday. There is already "deep kinship" between Singaporeans and ...

U.N. rights expert urges debt relief for Philippines

Mon, 2014-04-07 17:02
A United Nations human rights expert on Tuesday urged international creditors to cancel the Philippines' debt and give it unconditional grant aid instead of new loans to fund massive post-typhoon reconstruction. The Southeast Asian country, hit hard five months ago by Typhoon Haiyan -- one of the strongest storms to make landfall anywhere -- estimated the total cost of a four-year reconstruction ...

Philippines debt must be cancelled to support typhoon recovery effort - UN expert

Mon, 2014-04-07 15:29
Voicing concern that the Philippines post-typhoon reconstruction and recovery efforts could be undermined by its heavy debt load, a United Nations independent human rights expert today issued a strong call on international creditors to cancel the countrys debt and to provide unrestricted grant aid instead of new loans.

Typhoon Haiyan: British man reportedly missing in the Philippines

Mon, 2014-04-07 04:34
Colin Bembridge was staying with Filipina partner and their daughter near Tacloban when typhoon struck A British man is among those missing in the Philippines in the wake of typhoon Haiyan, according to reports. Colin Bembridge, 61, was staying with his Filipina partner Maybelle, 35, and their three-year-old daughter Victoria near Tacloban when the devastating storm struck. Channel 4 News said ...

Reports of total devastation trickle in from towns cut off by typhoon Haiyan

Sun, 2014-04-06 23:21
Scale of the disaster is still emerging, say agencies, as first overseas aid teams arrive in Tacloban The first trickle of aid began to arrive in regions of the Philippines devastated by typhoon Haiyan on Monday as the country's president, Benigno Aquino, declared "a state of national calamity" and said he is considering imposing martial law. Two US Marine C-130 cargo planes arrived in Tacloban ...

Typhoon Haiyan: survival, loss and humanity in obliterated city of Tacloban

Sun, 2014-04-06 23:19
Kate Hodal reports from the capital of Leyte province, where survivors are desperate for food, water and medicine Typhoon Haiyan: how you can help the Philippines On a stretch of road on the way into Tacloban city centre, just past a lone white coffin with gold-painted handles, lay a mass of dead, bloated bodies. Men and women, cats, dogs and pigs were piled in a heap against a stone house with ...

Typhoon Haiyan: survival, loss and humanity in obliterated city of Tacloban

Sun, 2014-04-06 22:00
Kate Hodal reports from the capital of Leyte province, where survivors are desperate for food, water and medicine Typhoon Haiyan: how you can help the Philippines On a stretch of road on the way into Tacloban city centre, just past a lone white coffin with gold-painted handles, lay a mass of dead, bloated bodies. Men, women, cats, dogs and pigs were piled in a heap against a stone house with a ...

Philippines typhoon aid effort hampered by lawlessness

Sun, 2014-04-06 11:51
Some relief agencies scaling back in worst-hit areas due to desperate actions of Haiyan survivors and raids by bandits Major relief packages have continued to pour into the typhoon-devastated city of Tacloban – from food aid to medicine and search-and-rescue teams – on the second day of a ramped-up effort by the Philippines government to reach those hardest hit by the super storm that many fear ...

Philippines typhoon aid effort hampered by lawlessness

Sun, 2014-04-06 09:47
Some relief agencies scaling back in worst-hit areas due to desperate actions of Haiyan survivors and raids by bandits Major relief packages have continued to pour into the typhoon-devastated city of Tacloban – from food aid to medicine and search-and-rescue teams – on the second day of a ramped-up effort by the Philippines government to reach those hardest hit by the super storm that many fear ...

Typhoon Haiyan: thousands dead as devastation hampers aid efforts

Sun, 2014-04-06 08:41
Survivors in coastal Philippine city of Tacloban queue hundreds deep at airport in effort to leave chaos behind The road from the airport to the centre of town is just 11km long, but the journey can easily take six hours. To get to Tacloban, the small coastal city in Leyte province in the Philippines that was flattened on Friday by typhoon Haiyan, you have to manoeuvre around piled up dead ...

Typhoon Haiyan: desperate survivors and destruction in flattened city

Sun, 2014-04-06 06:30
Survivors in coastal Philippine city of Tacloban queue hundreds deep at airport in effort to leave chaos behind The road from the airport to the centre of town is just 11km long, but the journey can easily take six hours. To get to Tacloban, the small city in Leyte province in the Philippines that was flattened on Friday by typhoon Haiyan, you have to manoeuvre around piled up dead bodies ...

Global artists to hold concert for ‘Yolanda’

Sat, 2014-04-05 17:05
Manila, Philippines --- Award-winning Broadway artist Lea Salonga, Hollywood actor Lou Diamond Phillips, tenor Rodell Rosel, ballet dancer Christine Rocas, singer Apl.de.ap, and a host of other celebrities will come together in Washington, D.C., on June 15 for a benefit concert for victims of super-typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in the Philippines. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L ...

Palace hails US aid law for PH

Sat, 2014-04-05 10:08
Manila, Philippines --- Malacañang welcomed yesterday the enactment of the Philippine Charitable Giving Assistance Act by the United States government, noting that the law will help in the long-term rehabilitation of areas devastated by super-typhoon "Yolanda (Haiyan)." In an interview with government radio dzRB, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said the law will give incentive to ...
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