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Prince Charles arranges mass vaccination for typhoon victims

Wed, 2014-03-26 02:27
Five million doses of measles and rubella vaccine will be delivered to the Philippines, following a donation organized by Britain's Prince Charles.

After Haiyan, Philippines expands crop insurance

Wed, 2014-03-26 02:17
FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo, rice fields are flooded following Typhoon Haiyan, in Hernani, eastern Samar, central Philippines.

After Haiyan, Philippines expands crop insurance

Wed, 2014-03-26 01:01
CALAMBA, Philippines (AP) — The aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has added urgency to finding a solution to a longstanding problem: less than 10 percent of farmers have crop insurance, and while its advantages are widely understood, few can afford it.        

Philippines jabs for growth after Yolanda knockout

Wed, 2014-03-26 00:52
MANILA – Like its boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, who was shockingly knocked out by an opponent but found redemption in his next fight, the Philippines should bounce back in 2014 after a deadly blow by typhoon “Yolanda” last year.

Philippines tries to expand insurance coverage for farmers as natural calamities take toll

Wed, 2014-03-26 00:38
The aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has added urgency to finding a solution to a longstanding problem: less than 10 percent of farmers have crop insurance, and while its advantages are widely understood, few can afford it.

Obama legalizes tax-deductible donations to ‘Yolanda’ victims

Tue, 2014-03-25 21:50
MANILA, Philippines - United States President Barack Obama signed Wednesday a law that would allow American taxpayers to claim deductions for donations they made to support rehabilitation efforts for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (International Name: Haiyan). The Philippine Embassy in the US said in a statement that Obama signed the Philippine Charitable Giving Assistance Act to allow ...

German minister arrives Wednesday for 3-day visit

Tue, 2014-03-25 17:20
MANILA, Philippines—Germany’s Minister of State Maria Boehmer will arrive Wednesday for a three-day official visit, her first to Asia after her appointment last December.   Boehmer will hold talks with Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario. She will also monitor the status of German humanitarian aid for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda, and witness the signing of the comprehensive peace ...

Fitch Affirms Philippines at 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable

Tue, 2014-03-25 01:06
HONG KONG, March 25 Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Philippines' Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings at 'BBB-' and 'BBB' respectively. The Outlooks are Stable. The issue ratings ...

Australia pledges additional funds for typhoon rehab efforts in Philippines

Mon, 2014-03-24 23:18
Australia on Tuesday pledged an additional 403 million pesos (Australian$ 10 million or US$8        

Spanish top diplomat visits Tacloban

Mon, 2014-03-24 21:20
MANILA, Philippines - The foreign affairs minister of Spain on Tuesday visited typhoon-stricken Tacloban City to check on the ongoing rehabilitation efforts in the Visayas. The Department of Foreign Affairs said that Spain is one of the biggest donors to the rescue and rehabilitation efforts in areas hard hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan). Spanish Foreign Minister Jose ...

Bill giving incentive for PH relief donations passes US House

Mon, 2014-03-24 17:55
WASHINGTON, DC – A bill to spur contributions to Typhoon “Haiyan” relief in the Philippines passed the House of Representatives, U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (Calif.-15) today announced today, Mar. 24.   The Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act, H.R. 3771, a bipartisan bill, is co-led by Reps. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), Joe Heck (R-Nevada), and Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).   The version of H.R ...

Gariguez: Enlist in the housing program

Mon, 2014-03-24 15:08
MANILA, Philippines—Got nothing to do this summer? Help build homes for victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda.   Officials of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Monday encouraged the youth to spend their summer break doing worthwhile activities like participating in the rehabilitation of disaster-stricken areas instead of going to malls.   “There are many ways for the young ...

Economic Update

Mon, 2014-03-24 13:18
While two major natural disasters took their toll on the Philippines’ tourism industry during the latter part of 2013, strong overall demand from both the domestic and international markets helped the industry edge close to double-digit growth for the full year.

Weather extremes 'consistent' with man-made climate change: UN

Mon, 2014-03-24 06:15
The Philippines' devastating Typhoon Haiyan and drought in Australia are among recent weather extremes consistent with man-made climate change, the UN's weather agency said Monday. "Many of the extreme events of 2013 were consistent with what we would expect as a result of human-induced climate change," Michel Jarraud, secretary general of the World Meterological Organization (WMO), said as he ...

'Yolanda', droughts consistent with climate change: UN

Mon, 2014-03-24 06:02
GENEVA - The Philippines' devastating Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) and drought in Australia were among recent weather extremes consistent with man-made climate change, the UN's weather agency said Monday.

Women guard storm survivors

Mon, 2014-03-24 05:06
Children play on a balcony at the Tacloban Astrodome evactuatuion center in Nov. 2013 in Leyte, Philippines.

Women guard storm survivors

Mon, 2014-03-24 04:09
Children play on a balcony at the Tacloban Astrodome evactuatuion center in Nov. 2013 in Leyte, Philippines.

Women guard storm survivors

Mon, 2014-03-24 02:36
Children play on a balcony at the Tacloban Astrodome evactuatuion center in Nov. 2013 in Leyte, Philippines.

Women guard storm survivors

Mon, 2014-03-24 01:46
Children play on a balcony at the Tacloban Astrodome evactuatuion center in Nov. 2013 in Leyte, Philippines.

Yolanda-affected farmers will soon reap first crop after typhoon

Mon, 2014-03-24 00:17
When Typhoon Yolanda struck Central Philippines three months ago, palay farmers like Ricardo Gula and Wilma Regala of Basey, Samar, lost almost everything they had: standing crops, stored seeds, livestock and properties. Yolanda was indeed in bad timing, hitting key agricultural regions when rice farmers are about to harvest or have just reaped their wet season crop and supposed to be preparing ...
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