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Typhoon sparks Philippine child trafficking fears: charity

Sat, 2014-01-11 04:17
A UK-based children's charity has asked the Philippines to investigate the suspected recruitment of child workers for sex trafficking in a region devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan, an aid official sa...        

Ample aid for Philippine typhoon survivors?

Fri, 2014-01-10 11:02
Emergency relief aid poured in immediately after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. But as the UN turns to long-term recovery, there is little money floating around. 

Poorest survivors of Yolanda get cash aid but want jobs most of all

Thu, 2014-01-09 22:50
TANAUAN, Leyte, Philippines -– Two months after supertyphoon "Yolanda" (Haiyan) ravaged Eastern Visayas, the beneficiaries of “poorest of the poor” Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) who survived the typhoon are still unsure on how to start a new life without definite source of living.   “We’re very thankful for the assistance extended to us. The relief goods that we received helped us ...

Editorial: Shell Philippines' 100 years of doing business in the Philippines

Thu, 2014-01-09 15:01
Shell Philippines is gearing up to mark this year the Centenary of its presence in the Philippines, with the theme “Isang Daan Tungo sa Kinabukasan.” From a small trading firm formed in 1914 to sell kerosene for Filipino household use, Shell Philippines has grown to be a leader in the power, energy, and gas technology sectors worldwide and is today a part of the Philippine national life. Shell ...

More aid needed for typhoon-hit areas

Thu, 2014-01-09 15:00
Manila, Philippines - The National Housing Authority (NHA) Thursday appealed for more donors from the private sector as the government embarks in the rehabilitation of areas ravaged in November by super typhoon Yolanda. NHA General Manager Chito M. Cruz made the appeal as the agency signed a Memorandum of Agreement with GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc., and the local government units of Palo and ...

ThoughtWorks Partners with World Vision Canada on Mobile App to Help Typhoon Haiyan Victims in the Philippines

Thu, 2014-01-09 08:31
ThoughtWorks Partners with World Vision Canada on Mobile App to Help Typhoon Haiyan Victims in the Philippines

Typhoon Yolanda reunites family

Thu, 2014-01-09 06:55
Amid the widespread destruction and devastation caused by super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) when it slammed into the central Philippines in November, one bright spot has been the reuniting of a father with two of his daughters who had been separated the last four years.

Philippines typhoon rebuilding may cost 50 percent more this year than estimated

Thu, 2014-01-09 04:38
By Rosemarie Francisco and Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) - The cost of typhoon reconstruction this year could reach 138 billion pesos (1.88 billion pounds), more than 50 percent higher than initially estimated, as the Philippines seeks to build back better and put in safeguards for future disasters, the budget secretary said on Thursday. The total cost of a four-year reconstruction effort may also ...

Philippines typhoon rebuilding may cost 50 pct more this year than estimated

Thu, 2014-01-09 04:37
By Rosemarie Francisco and Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) - The cost of typhoon reconstruction this year could reach 138 billion pesos ($3.1 billion), more than 50 percent higher than initially estimated, as the Philippines seeks to build back better and put in safeguards for future disasters, the budget secretary said on Thursday. The total cost of a four-year reconstruction effort may also end up ...

Salsa fund-raiser to help Philippines typhoon victims

Wed, 2014-01-08 17:21
BROMSGROVE salsa fans are being urged to take part in a charity event being held in South Birmingham to raise funds for the Philippines Typhoon Disaster.

Agri damage due to Yolanda estimated at P31 B

Wed, 2014-01-08 16:59
MANILA, Philippines - Agriculture production damage caused by Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas has now risen to P31.13 billion with the coconut subsector sustaining the greatest damage.

Redesign to delay construction of temporary housing

Wed, 2014-01-08 15:00
Reconstruction in areas in the central Philippines where Typhoon Haiyan (local name:Yolanda) demolished infrastructure in November is facing delays, with the government choosing to redesign some temporary housing after construction had started, officials say. The government is building bunk houses to temporarily house tens of thousands of victims, many of who are still living in evacuation ...

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Wed, 2014-01-08 05:49
International aid agencies have criticised a Philippine government plan to move homeless survivors of the country's deadliest typhoon into "cramped" temporary shelters, officials said today. The issue has disrupted the Super Typhoon Haiyan rehabilitation effort as the government halted further construction of bunkhouses so they could be...

Victim of accused drunk driver lost dozens of family in Philippines typhoon

Tue, 2014-01-07 20:59
A Calgary family who lost more than 40 relatives in a typhoon that devastated the Philippines is now mourning the loss of their son, who was killed by an alleged drunk driver. Francis Pesa, 20, died Monday after being critically injured New Year’s Day in a crash that also sent his girlfriend to hospital.

Trust provides faster support to Filipinos

Tue, 2014-01-07 18:46
The Hopevale Trust is continuing to raise money for the typhoon devastated Philippines.

Typhoon recovery draws Calgary paramedic to Philippines

Tue, 2014-01-07 13:11
As the Philippines continues to recover from Typhoon Haiyan's devastating impact, a Calgary paramedic is settling in after arriving to help out as part of an international paramedic group.

Philippines faces massive resettlement needs as post-typhoon aid comes slowly

Tue, 2014-01-07 05:58
The typhoon that recently barreled through the Philippines has left in its wake one of the most profound resettlement crises in decades, with the number of newly homeless far exceeding the capacity of aid groups and the government to respond.

Sealed Air And Pepsi-Cola Philippines Announces Joint Project To Bring Potable Water To Help Typhoon Victims

Mon, 2014-01-06 13:46
Sealed Air and Pepsi-Cola Philippines Products, Inc. (PCPPI), along with several other global companies, have joined forces to provide 300,000 liters of potable drinking water encased in water pouches to the Philippines in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Yolanda in the Philippines) that hit the country on November 8, 2013

Finding shelter from the storm

Mon, 2014-01-06 07:15
Former TVF&R leader Kirk Hale assists victims of typhoon in Philippines “Mind-boggling.” That’s the term Kirk Hale used, more than once, to describe the devastation he saw when he landed in the Philippines on Nov. 22. He was part of a crew that helped coordinate relief efforts in the ...

Finding shelter from the storm

Mon, 2014-01-06 03:16
Former TVF&R leader Kirk Hale assists victims of typhoon in Philippines “Mind-boggling.” That’s the term Kirk Hale used, more than once, to describe the devastation he saw when he landed in the Philippines on Nov. 22. He was part of a crew that helped coordinate relief efforts in the ...
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