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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 ...

Women guard storm survivors

Sun, 2014-03-23 18:33
Children play on a balcony at the Tacloban Astrodome evactuatuion center in Nov. 2013 in Leyte, Philippines.

Women guard storm survivors

Sun, 2014-03-23 15:30
Children play on a balcony at the Tacloban Astrodome evactuatuion center in Nov. 2013 in Leyte, Philippines.

Women guard storm survivors

Sun, 2014-03-23 11:14
Children play on a balcony at the Tacloban Astrodome evactuatuion center in Nov. 2013 in Leyte, Philippines.

Editorial: Philippines, Switzerland strengthen economic cooperation

Sun, 2014-03-23 09:01
The Philippines and Switzerland vowed to intensify bilateral economic and political cooperation and partnership during their recent 6th Bilateral Consultations in Manila. The meeting was co-chaired by Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Undersecretary for Policy Evan P. Garcia and Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Assistant State Secretary for Asia-Pacific, Ambassador Beat Nobs ...

GK Bayani challenge 2014: Walang iwanan

Sun, 2014-03-23 07:27
MANILA, Philippines – After Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) , the Bohol earthquake and the Zamboanga siege , millions of Filipinos are left in need and without hope for full recovery. What can be done to help them? Gawad Kalinga's Bayani Challenge 2014 (BC) aims to address the rehabilitation of these ...

Women guard tyhoon survivors

Sun, 2014-03-23 04:43
Children play on a balcony at the Tacloban Astrodome evactuatuion center in Nov. 2013 in Leyte, Philippines.

Be transparent with ‘Yolanda’ aid, donors and recepients urged

Sun, 2014-03-23 01:16
MANILA, Philippines--Nearly five months after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) battered Eastern Visayas, Malacañang is still on the trail to ensure the transparancy and accountability of donations pledged to the victims of one of the worst natural disasters ever recorded.   Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said that a government website, Foreign Aid Transparency Hub ...

Antique’s seaweed farmers hope for recovery after Yolanda

Sat, 2014-03-22 17:41
ANTIQUE, Philippines – In the beautiful and idyllic island of Maniguin in Antique province, seaweeds (locally called tambalang ) are life to farmers. They are the primary source of income for the 828 residents of this island-barangay. They sell the commodity to buyers within and outside the province. It is also an alternative ...

Spoelstra leads Yolanda youth survivors in Heat homecourt tour

Sat, 2014-03-22 05:36
MANILA, Philippines—Instead of going straight to work Saturday morning (Manila time), Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra went out of his way to spend time with young Filipino athletes first. The Filipino-American Spoelstra spearheaded the once-in-a-lifetime tour of the American Airlines Arena in Miami for 16 young athletes from the Typhoon Yolanda-stricken towns in the Philippines. Spoelstra’s ...

![CDATA[Malacañang presses swift probe of rotten ‘Yolanda’ relief goods]]

Fri, 2014-03-21 17:05
![CDATA[Manila, Philippines --- Malacañang has demanded a swift and thorough investigation into the alleged dumping of rotten relief goods intended for survivors of super-typhoon “Yolanda.” Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said the inquiry being conducted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development seeks to determine how and why the incident happened. So there will be an accounting ...

Malacañang presses swift probe of rotten ‘Yolanda’ relief goods

Fri, 2014-03-21 09:12
Manila, Philippines — Malacañang has demanded a swift and thorough investigation into the alleged dumping of rotten relief goods intended for survivors of super-typhoon “Yolanda.” Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said the inquiry being conducted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development seeks to determine how and why the incident happened. “The scope (of the […]
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