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IOC extends helping hand to Philippines

Sat, 2014-01-18 22:11
MANILA, Philippines - Even from within the international sports community, sympathy continued to pour in for the Philippines, which was hit hard by Typhoon Yolanda last November.

Rick Rocamora captures faces of Yolanda loss in 'Displaced'

Sat, 2014-01-18 19:11
MANILA, Philippines – “Sunset on a place that bleeds” is how award-winning Filipino photographer Rick Rocamora describes his photo of Barangay 89 in Tacloban after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). The documentary photographer known for his images of Filipino World War II veterans, the deplorable conditions in Philippine jails, and a ...

Typhoon Haiyan aftermath shocking

Sat, 2014-01-18 16:42
City: A person holds an umbrella to shield himself from the elements in Tacloban City in the Philippines in this Jan. 2 photo. About two months after Supertyphoon Haiyan slammed the central Philippines, destroyed homes are still seen throughout the region.

Typhoon Haiyan aftermath shocking

Sat, 2014-01-18 10:12
City: A person holds an umbrella to shield himself from the elements in Tacloban City in the Philippines in this Jan. 2 photo. About two months after Supertyphoon Haiyan slammed the central Philippines, destroyed homes are still seen throughout the region.

Filipinos now count their blessings after Yolanda

Fri, 2014-01-17 17:04
MANILA, Philippines—Three of five Filipino adults are more inclined to count their blessings in the wake of the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Yolanda, deemed the strongest typhoon ever to make landfall.   This was the finding of a Post-Yolanda Consumer Sentiment Survey conducted in December last year by McCann Worldgroup Philippines, a leading integrated marketing solutions company.   Two ...

Carmel Valley student raises $400 for Philippines typhoon relief

Fri, 2014-01-17 11:08
Arshvi Shah, a fourth-grader at Solana Highlands Elementary School baked brownies — lots of them --— to raise $400 for Philippines typhoon relief. She was riding to school when she heard the news on the radio about the devastating effects of the typhoon on millions of people. She was quite moved by what she heard.

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Fri, 2014-01-17 08:07
The Philippines has rapidly become a key hub of the billion-dollar global child cybersex industry, with operators aided by widespread poverty and legal loopholes that allow them to remain anonymous, police said today. Paying subscribers anywhere in the world can log in to sites operated from Manila and across the archipelago that stream the...

UK charity expands PH anti-trafficking work

Fri, 2014-01-17 06:33
MANILA, Philippines – A UK-based children's charity said Friday, January 17, it will expand an anti-human trafficking project in the Philippines, as fears grow that young survivors of super typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) are becoming easy prey. Haiyan left nearly 8,000 people dead or missing in one of the worst ...

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Fri, 2014-01-17 02:22
A UK-based children's charity said today it will expand an anti-human trafficking project in the Philippines, as fears grow that young survivors of deadly typhoon Haiyan are becoming easy prey. "Experiences from similar disasters show that the potential for human trafficking, particularly of women and children, increases after a humanitarian...

From Agaton to Zeny: 2014 typhoon names

Fri, 2014-01-17 00:18
MANILA, Philippines – Make way for royal typhoons Henry and Queenie. Where is Typhoon Waldo? These are just some of the names state weather bureau PAGASA has chosen for 2014 typhoons. Typhoon names have become a normal part of everyday living in the Philippines. Almost every month, we hear about low pressure ...

Philippines: UN urges aid for typhoon recovery

Thu, 2014-01-16 21:54
New York, Jan 17 : The recovery process in the Philippines has been steady but uneven, the United Nations top relief official said Thursday, urging donors to increase support for the USD 788 million response plan for Filipinos, who continue to depend on humanitarian support, particularly to rebuild their homes.

Philippines: UN humanitarian chief urges donors to increase aid for typhoon recovery

Thu, 2014-01-16 10:45
The recovery process in the Philippines has been steady but uneven, the United Nations top relief official said today, urging donors to increase support for the $788 million response plan for Filipinos, who continue to depend on humanitarian support, particularly to rebuild their homes.

French business community to help rebuild typhoon-affected northern Cebu

Thu, 2014-01-16 10:37
MANILA -- Members of the French business community in the Philippines are reaching out to communities in Northern Cebu that have been greatly damaged by Typhoon Yolanda. The group is set to build disaster-resistant houses in Northern Cebu as one of the rehabilitation activities aimed to help more than 30,000 affected households in the area.

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Thu, 2014-01-16 01:34
An international probe has cracked a paedophile ring which streamed live sexual abuse of Filipino children over the Internet, leading to dozens of arrests, police in the Philippines, Britain and Australia said today. Under Operation Endeavour which spanned a dozen nations, 29 people have been arrested including 11 in the Philippines, while...

Henrico concert will benefit victims of typhoon in Philippines

Wed, 2014-01-15 20:42
A concert to benefit the victims of a historic typhoon that struck the Philippines last year is scheduled for Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church in western Henrico County.

Typhoon relief money still not sent to Philippines

Wed, 2014-01-15 18:09
Even though the ageny's last typhoon fundraiser was in November - the total wasn't tallied until last week.

'PH to grow above 6% until 2016'

Wed, 2014-01-15 17:03
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine economy is expected to post growth above 6% until 2016, according to the World Bank. In its 2014 Global Economic Prospects report, the multilateral agency said the Philippines will grow 6.5% in 2016, when the Aquino administration ends its term. Growth is seen hitting 7.1% in ...

Austin man heads to typhoon-ravaged area

Tue, 2014-01-14 20:49
Two months after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, an Austin man is heading to the country to help with relief.

In Philippines, family politics muddy post-typhoon rebuild

Tue, 2014-01-14 10:08
As the government and international aid agencies begin planning for the long-term recovery of areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, national and local politics are muddying the waters.  Nowhere is that clearer than in Tacloban, the worst hit city, where Mayor Alfred Romualdez is complaining about a lack of help from the national government in Manila after President Benigno Aquino publicly accused ...

In typhoon-slammed Philippines, controversy over unsanitary housing (+video)

Mon, 2014-01-13 22:05
Temporary houses built for typhoon survivors have no electricity or running water, and little ventilation. Typhoon survivors may have to live in the 180 square-foot homes for two years.
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