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Project New Dawn: Private firms carry on ‘Yolanda’ rehab, heart over ‘Heels’


Seven months after Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) unleashed its fury in the central Philippines, private businesses are not relenting in their campaign to rebuild heavily damaged communities.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Rebuilding homes, lives in Yolanda-shattered Bantayan

Prudence Foundation volunteers carry blocks as they begin building homes at a resettlement area for displaced residents in Santa Fe town, Bantayan Island. Some 100 volunteers from 12 countries in program initiated with Habitat for Humanity to build 135 disaster-resilient homes on the island. TARRA QUISMUNDO/PDI

The dark clouds gave way to the sun as the human chain passed hollow blocks down the line, each block a step closer to rebuilding lives shattered by Super Typhoon Yolanda nearly five months ago.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Food firm to help feed 300k schoolkids in typhoon-hit regions


The Philippines’ biggest canned food company, Century Pacific Food Inc., is helping the government feed some 300,000 schoolchildren in areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Citra’s ‘Pamasko ni Santiago’ marks Year 4

Metro Manila Skyway Project developer, Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corp., together with its partner, St. James Renewal Movement (SJRM) of Alabang, distributed hundreds of bags of grocery items and other staples on Dec. 14 to more than 350 families in Sitio (settlement) Espeleta, a depressed community in Muntinlupa City.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Metrobank Group donates P50M to ‘Yolanda’ victims

Metrobank Foundation president Aniceto Sobrepeña (third from left) turns over a check donation to Inquirer Publisher Atty. Raul Pangalangan (second from left) for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” Looking on are Inquirer Corporate Affairs Manager Connie Kalagayan (left) and the foundation’s deputy executive director, Nicanor L. Torres, Jr.

The Metrobank Group, Toyota Motor Philippines, and Toyota Financial Services Philippines are donating P50 million for the ongoing relief operations for families displaced by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” Through the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. and GT-Metro Foundation, Inc. (Ty family foundation), an initial P25 million will be allotted for relief operations in the calamity-stricken provinces of Leyte, Iloilo, Capiz, Cebu, Eastern Samar, Aklan, Antique and Palawan.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »