As Tropical Storm Ruby (international name Hagupit) wreaks havoc through the Philippines, Unicef is acting quickly to support the government’s response to the emergency, providing life-saving supplies and services for children and women in the areas hardest hit by strong winds and heavy rains.
By Niña P. Calleja
The Makati police has beefed up its peace and security program at the Burgos-Makati Avenue-Kalayaan Triangle, a popular night-time entertainment spot in Makati as it started training security guards of every establishment to be part of its backup force.
A funding crunch for aid to North Korea has become so severe 500,000 rural schoolchildren are as of this month no longer receiving assistance and aid to millions more could soon dry up, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press. The report underscores the flight of international donors to countries with less political baggage and more willingness to let aid workers do their jobs.
Russia’s foreign ministry on Saturday promised it would offer strong assistance to Ukraine to overcome its crisis, but emphasized that the ultimate responsibility for reducing tensions lies with Ukrainians rather than outsiders.
By Tessa R. Salazar
Robert Dazo Samiana, 40, who had been pulling double duty as a barangay tanod (watchman) and electrician on-call to support his live-in partner and their five kids, suffered a stroke when he arrived home from work on August 14.