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‘Shoebox’ takes new dimension: Disaster readiness

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THIS TIME, the Army’s “Project Shoebox” will contain a disaster kit for poor residents living in high-risk areas in Quezon province. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR.

Though it remains a four-sided repository, this shoebox has repurposed its mission since the humanitarian scheme was launched in 2012.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

PH, China Red Cross give 166 classrooms

The Philippine Red Cross and Red Cross Society of China turned over 166 classrooms to five Leyte towns and Tacloban City, allowing thousands of elementary pupils and high school students to return to classes in more permanent structures.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gordon re-elected PH Red Cross head

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Philippine Red Cross chair Richard “Dick” Gordon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Richard Gordon has been re-elected chair of the Philippine Red Cross by its board of governors.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Procession injuries hit 1,686

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Filipino Catholic devotees help a devotee after the latter was able to touch and kiss the image of the Black Nazarene in an annual procession to celebrate its feast day Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 in Manila, Philippines. Hundreds of thousands of Filipino Catholics began a raucous religious procession in Manila Thursday to honor a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ in an annual event that organizers say was being held partly to pray for the victims of a monster typhoon that devastated the central Philippines last year. AP

The number of injured in the daylong Black Nazarene procession has breached the 1,000 mark, the Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

155 injured in procession—PRC

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Photo by Ryan Leagogo, INQUIRER.net

Even before the Black Nazarene could reach Quiapo Church, the number of injured from the procession has shot up to 155.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

23 fall ill, injured during Black Nazarene procession

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A Catholic devotee is carried to an ambulance after fainting during the raucous procession of the centuries-old image of the Black Nazarene in celebration of its feast day Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013 in Manila. AP FILE PHOTO

Twenty-three either fell ill or were injured during the procession of the Feast of the Black Nazarene, the Philippine Red Cross reported as of 8 a.m. on Thursday.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

A double celebration in Cebu evacuation center

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Residents start to build shelters where their homes destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, central Philippines, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday leaving a wide swath of destruction. AP/Wally Santana

Christine Joy Sarsosa will turn 14 on Christmas Day.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Tent city for Yolanda victims to rise in Cebu – Gordon

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The government has so far released P19.405 billion for the rehabilitation of “Yolanda”-stricken areas, according to administration ally and Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone, whose own province was one of those devastated by the super typhoon. AP FILE PHOTO

The tent city the Philippine Red Cross plans to put up in Cebu will also provide water, electricity and livelihood for Typhoon Yolanda survivors.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Health department moves to collect, identify bodies

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The Department of Health (DOH) has set up a quick system for managing the collection of bodies in the typhoon-ravaged areas of Leyte and Samar provinces.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Red Cross tent cities to rise in Leyte, Cebu

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The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) will build tent cities in Leyte and Cebu provinces to provide temporary shelter for thousands of people rendered homeless by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Soldiers race to reach devastated communities

Thousands of soldiers on Saturday raced to reach isolated communities that were devastated by one of the strongest typhoons on record, as reports emerged of corpses lining roads and people swept out to sea.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

1,200 feared dead in typhoon-devastated Philippines

Girls in Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu are still in a daze in the aftermath of the supertyphoon 'Yolanda.'  CDN FILE PHOTO

One of the most powerful typhoons in history is believed to have killed 1,200 people in the Philippines, the Red Cross said Saturday, as rescue workers raced to reach towns devastated by tsunami-like waves.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tips to keep you and your families safe during a typhoon

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How to prepare for typhoons

Attention, residents of areas threatened by a typhoon. You may find these survival tips issued on Wednesday by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) helpful as various government agencies prepare for supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan), which is expected to make a landfall over Samar-Leyte on Friday.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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