By Niña P. Calleja
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has sent a 60-member team to the provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental, which were hit hardest by Typhoon “Pablo” last December, to help in the repair of damaged classrooms and the construction of new ones.
By Tarra Quismundo
Nearly one million people remain in need of food assistance while relief organizations grapple to provide shelter to thousands amid funding gaps a month after a powerful typhoon swept through provinces rarely hit by storms in Mindanao.
By Frances Mangosing
The Armed Forces of the Philippines will donate P3 million for victims of typhoon Pablo (international name Bopha), which ravaged Visayas and Mindanao last week.
By Ryan D. Rosauro
The United Nations has asked the international community for more funds to effectively meet the humanitarian challenges in the aftermath of Tropical Storm “Sendong” that devastated this city more than a month ago.
From an initial amount of $28.4 million, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-Ocha) is appealing for $39 million in response to “the dramatic increase of needs” of more than 300,000 people for a six-month period.
UNITED NATIONS—The United States on Wednesday sought UN Security Council pressure on South Africa to end opposition to unfreezing $1.5 billion of Libyan assets to pay for emergency humanitarian aid. The Security Council held talks on Libyan aid, and US diplomats said that if a block on releasing the money was not agreed they would [...]
By Charlie C. Señase
The Office of the Presidential Assistant on the Peace Process, along with Oxfam and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, have agreed to pool their resources in pursuit of a multimillion housing project for disaster-ravaged Maguindanao.