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The Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Friday said it needed more than P1.3 billion in additional donations to support its efforts in Pablo-devastated areas because “humanitarian needs [there are] still staggeringly high more than two months” after the typhoon made landfall.
By Dale G. Israel
State auditors red flagged the Cebu provincial government after they discovered that P27 million worth of donations in cash and goods released in 2011 to calamity-hit areas had no clear recipients. The donations of bottled water, rice and aid were made to localities outside Cebu without the approval of the Provincial Board and the local [...]
Cebu is answering the call for donations to the provinces struck last week by typhoon Pablo in Mindanao. While Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said the city would donate P1 million, Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said the Capitol will provide assistance in kind and cash but hasn’t finalized the amount yet. Garcia said she tasked the [...]
The Aboitiz Group, led by the Aboitiz Foundation, is now accepting donations for areas in Mindanao that were hit by typhoon Pablo. Thousands of families in New Bataan, Compostela Valley, Bukidnon, Iligan, and Davao in Mindanao, and the cities of Dumaguete and Tanjay in Negros Oriental are still in need of help. The Aboitiz Group [...]
The Philippine Daily Inquirer has extended help to the victims of typhoon `Pablo’ starting last week. Relief aids were distributed to the victims in Compostela Valley, New Bataan and Davao Oriental’s Cateel, Boston and Baganga.
THE Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) is accepting donations as part of its relief efforts for the victims of typhoon Pablo in the Visayas and Mindanao. Donations in kind can be dropped off at the RAFI Eduardo Aboitiz Development Studies Center at 35 Lopez Jaena Street, Cebu City and at the University of San Carlos [...]
By Jocelyn R. Uy
’Tis once again the season to be generous to the poor, but kind hearts must be more discerning in choosing gifts to give, a Church official says.
By Ador Vincent Mayol
In less than a week, Visayan martyr Pedro Calungsod will be declared a saint in Rome.
INSTEAD of giving cash reward for the arrest of its employee accused of stealing P2.8 million, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) donated video cameras and plastic armchairs to the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7). Roque Cervantes, Casino Filipino-Cebu manager, and Jun-jun Osmeña, Pagcor-Mandaue manager, turned over seven video cameras and [...]
By Carmel Loise Matus
SO long as the donation is specified in the annual budget, there’s no need for authorization from the Provincial Board (PB) for Gov. Gwen Garcia to disburse funds as calamity aid.
By Christine Avendaño
, Jerome Aning
The Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross will continue to accept donations for the victims of the recent flooding until Aug. 24.
By Jaymee T. Gamil
There’s no excuse not to help, according to convicts at the New Bilibid Prison, so they have decided to pass the hat around and skip one meal a day to raise money for people displaced by the widespread flooding induced by recent heavy monsoon rains.
By TJ Burgonio
President Aquino is heartened by the outpouring of support from local governments and the private sector, including oil companies, for the thousands of families displaced by floods in Metro Manila and in Central and Southern Luzon.