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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 ...

Relief efforts put Haiyan-hit Philippines on road to recovery

Sat, 2014-04-05 08:40
It has been five months since Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the Philippines and rehabilitation efforts are underway.

IRS Lets Taxpayers Claim Donations Early for Philippines Typhoon Relief

Fri, 2014-04-04 09:31
Taxpayers who make cash contributions on or before April 14, 2014, for Philippines typhoon relief can get an immediate tax benefit by choosing to claim them on their 2013 returns, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

PM announces Government contribution to the Typhoon Haiyan relief fund for the Philippines

Fri, 2014-04-04 08:45
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today welcomed the tremendous generosity that Canadians have demonstrated in helping the Philippines recover from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan.

Singaporean leader donates $7.5 million to rebuild Visayas region

Fri, 2014-04-04 05:59
Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam, patron of the Singapore Red Cross, on Friday presented US$7.5 million in donations to SRC partners in the Philippines for rebuilding and rehabilitation efforts in areas damaged by super typhoon Yolanda.

Gov't monitors entry of possible strong typhoon

Thu, 2014-04-03 23:20
MANILA, Philippines – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is monitoring a tropical depression east of Palau that may intensify into a strong typhoon likely to hit vulnerable areas in the Philippines next week. Based on its current trajectory, the weather disturbance ...

DSWD preparing for rainy season

Thu, 2014-04-03 12:16
Manila, Philippines --- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has seriously learned its lesson from the disasters it has faced over time, especially from the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda. Barely five months after the super typhoon struck the country, DSWD Secretary Corazon Soliman said the agency is already preparing for the coming rainy season. “We have learned a lot ...

Philippines Struggles to Account for Millions in Foreign Typhoon Aid

Thu, 2014-04-03 06:33
After super Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines last November, foreign governments and aid groups pledged some $600 million in cash and assistance for the relief and recovery effort. Now, the Philippine government says it can only account for some $14.3 million of the donations. The government is working to create an improved tracking system to find out where the money went. Right now the ...

Philippines, Singapore strengthen defense ties

Thu, 2014-04-03 04:32
MANILA, Philippines – As Manila continues to challenge Beijing and defend its claim over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), President Benigno Aquino III and Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam agreed on further strengthening their defense and security cooperation. The two leaders, however, did not specifically discuss ...

Former drug dependents join Yolanda relief efforts

Thu, 2014-04-03 02:23
MANILA, Philippines—It’s their turn to do a heavenly deed.   After being moved by the devastation of Super Typhoon “Yolanda,” about 40 former drug users have pooled their resources to rebuild 89 houses in Leyte.   In a report on the news website of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, the members of the group are still under a rehabilitation program at the Fazenda da Esperanca, a ...

Singapore-Philippines relations underpinned by strong people-to-people ties

Thu, 2014-04-03 02:14
President Tony Tan Keng Yam, who is on a four-day state visit to the Philippines, highlighted the role that Singaporeans and Filipinos play when they visit, work, or live in their host country.

Honoring the heroes of Haiyan

Wed, 2014-04-02 23:57
MANILA, Philippines – More than five months have passed since the Philippines experienced the world's worst typhoon in history. Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) left the country bowed but not beaten. As we celebrate Heroes' Day or Araw ng Kagitingan on April 9, MovePH pays tribute to some of ...

Expert: The next super typhoon could hit Bicol

Wed, 2014-04-02 08:02
Bicol, you have been warned.The German Development Cooperation's (GIZ) chief advisor on disaster risk management Olaf Neussner said that the next time a super typhoon as strong as Yolanda reaches the Philippines, it could hit Bicol and other areas on the country's east coast.

Singapore president in Manila for 4-day visit

Wed, 2014-04-02 05:50
MANILA, Philippines—Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam arrived Monday night in Manila for a four-day visit to discuss trade and defense ties with the Philippines and provide further assistance to survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda “ (Haiyan) in the Visayas. Tan was accompanied by his wife Mary and top Singaporean official. Tan and his state delegation on Thursday will offer a wreath at the ...
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