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Gov’t misses own deadline to relocate Zamboanga City siege victims


The government failed to meet its Dec. 15 deadline to relocate all families displaced by the 2013 Zamboanga City siege to permanent homes due to delays in the construction of houses and other factors.

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

Relief supplies rushed to ‘Ruby’ victims

Residents rest Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 in an evacuation center at suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines after fleeing their homes in anticipation of typhoon Hagupit which was forecast to have hit Manila overnight after lashing central Philippines Sunday. AP

Authorities and aid agencies rushed relief supplies on Wednesday to hundreds of thousands of people displaced by Tropical Storm “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit), as survivors sifted through debris to rebuild their lives.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Over 500,000 in evacuation centers–Soliman

Filipino families seek refuge at a school used as an evacuation center as they prepare for Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year. AP/Aaron Favila

More than half a million people are in various evacuation centers in areas affected by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit), Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman said Sunday.

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Food packs readied in Visayas


The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has prepositioned around P30 million in food packs for distribution to provinces hit by Tropical Depression “Queenie,” which hit the Visayas region.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

4Ps beneficiaries first on DSWD shelter aid list


At least a year after this city was brought to its knees by Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” the national government has released to the city government P315 million in shelter aid for 4,600 people, classified as poorest of the poor, who survived the strongest storm ever to hit land but are now homeless or struggling with house repairs.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »