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Ukraine vows to block Russian ‘aid’ convoy heading for border

A woman walks by a burning local market after shelling in the town of Yasynuvata, near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. With a theatrical flourish, Russia on Tuesday dispatched hundreds of trucks covered in white tarps and sprinkled with holy water on a mission to deliver aid to a desperate rebel-held zone in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)

A convoy of 262 Russian trucks rolled toward the Ukrainian border on Tuesday as Kiev vowed to block the aid mission from its territory over fears it was a ploy to bolster pro-Kremlin rebels.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Donated rice buried

ALBAY—At least 21 sacks of rice intended for victims of Typhoon “Glenda” in Tabaco City were declared unfit for human consumption and buried after they were drenched by rainwater during the typhoon.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Muslim clerics call for probe of Arab aid mess

DAVAO CITY—Muslim clerics in Lanao del Sur province and Marawi City are complaining about what they said was the lack of will of  authorities to investigate irregularities surrounding the use of aid from Arab countries, which had led to the province and the city being blacklisted as aid recipients.   Arab countries have been regularly [...]

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bohol gets P2.4B in new quake funds

INTERIOR Secretary Mar Roxas hands over a check for P2.4 billion to Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MARIBOJOC, Bohol—Interior Secretary Mar Roxas has turned over P2.4 billion in additional funds to the provincial government to either rebuild or repair government offices and other infrastructure that were destroyed or damaged when Bohol province was hit by a
7.2-magnitude earthquake in October last year.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Girl born with blood disorder needs money for medication

Aila Manalang

Although Aila Manalang was born with thalassemia, a blood disease that requires lifetime blood transfusion, the thought of dropping out of school never crossed her mind.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »