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World Food Programme to remain in Philippines

AS relief and rehabilitation works go full steam in the provinces battered by killer typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan), the World Food Programme (WFP) on Sunday announced that it will still remain in the affected communities to aid displaced families.

383 oil spill affected families in Phl return home

SOME 383 families affected by the oil spill in Botongan Village, Estancia, Iloilo province, Central Philippines, returned home Thursday after the United Nations Higher Commission on Refugees (UNCHR) donated tents to serve as their temporary shelters.

Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. said these families took refuge at the Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College (NIPSC) during the onslaught of killer typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) on Nov. 8.

Defensor said the Department of Health recommended their safe return to their homes after the toxicology team sent by the DOH, East Avenue Medical Center, Philippine General Hospital and Environmental Management Bureau found zero parts per million (PPM) of benzene.

Despite calamities Philippines moves forward

After typhoon YolandaDESPITE the onslaught of monster typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) that killed thousands of people and ravaged properties worth billions of pesos, Philippines will continue marching towards progress.

Being at the forefront in carrying out innovations, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) moves to boost the country’s economic development by enhancing strategies against weather disturbances as relief operations continue in typhoon-ravaged areas.

Japan, Phl to expand defense cooperation

JAPANESE Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera on Saturday said that they are looking at the possibility of expanding defense cooperation with the Philippines to speed up relief operations in its disaster-hit areas.

Onodera made the announcement as the Philippine government is racing against time to rehabilitate the areas destroyed by super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in the Visayas Region.

“We share the view that if we could have advanced disaster relief framework, or agreement, which enables our forces to be deployed to the Philippines even faster, that would be more meaningful for the future field operations,” Onodera said.

ASEAN to help restore Phl cultural heritage

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed Wednesday to donate 45,000 U.S. dollars to help the Philippines restore cultural heritage sites in the central Visayas that have been damaged in last month’s earthquake and Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) two weeks ago.

The unanimous agreement to support the restoration work with financial resources from the ASEAN Cultural Fund came during the 48th Meeting of the ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information.

Businessmen’s nightmare in Tacloban, Philippines

TACLOBAN is not only a ghost city after a powerful typhoon crippled its feet on November 8. The city has also become a haven for people who survive by looting, a common activity shared by poor residents after the onslaught of Yolanda. But we could not blame these people for their stomachs are trembling like hell. Thus, looting has become the order of the day.

But according to Atty. Mac Galotera of radio dzRH, looting is not a crime during emergency situations. President Benigno Aquino III, however, declared the hard-hit areas under a state of national calamity, the reason why government authorities threatened looters with criminal charges.

Nations and International Organization

Nations and International Organization

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