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Despite a Huey chopper crashing in La Paz, Leyte last Friday, the airforce will continue delivering relief goods to typhoon-hit areas in central Philippines. All pilots are rested and all aircraft undergoes maintenance checks at the Benito Ebuen Airbase in Mactan, said Maj. Gen. Romeo Poquiz in a press conference yesterday. He said they also [...]
Trucks and cars dispatched by M Lhuillier traveled all the way from Cebu City to Leyte Island last Nov. 26 to deliver relief goods to Ormoc, Palo, Tanauan, Tacloban and accessible areas in Samar. A team from M Lhuillier distributed the relief packs containing kilos of rice, canned goods, fresh milk, hygienic supplies such as [...]
One month after the devastation of supertyphoon Yolanda, the Medellin municipal government is focusing its relief operations on the elderly, children and persons with disabilities (PWDs). “As I said we are concentrating on the sectors that are most vulnerable. And there are still a lot of private groups who are coming to Medellin giving relief,” [...]
By Jucell Marie P. Cuyos
IT was his 34th birthday but Jessie Perez, the district manager of Rep. Luis Gabriel Quisumbing, refused to accept gifts for himself. Instead, Perez told his colleagues and friends that what he would like to get are relief goods to help the people in his hometown in Abuyog, Leyte which was hit by supertyphoon Yolanda [...]
THEY did not only come to Manila to win medals. Apparently touched by the suffering of the victims of supertyphoon Yolanda in Eastern Visayas, they brought with them relief goods intended for the disaster victims. Dr. Simon Chua, president of the non-government Mathematics Trainers’ Guild-Philippines, was referring to an undisclosed number of young foreign mathematicians [...]
THE Korean Air provided relief goods worth over 106 million Korean won for those affected by typhoon Yolanda. The Korean carrier delivered its first set of relief goods to Cebu Province on Nov. 22. The goods, which included 60,000 liters of mineral water, 60,000 cup noodle, 24,000 cups of rice and 2,000 blankets, were turned [...]
With relief goods still coming, the government’s focus now is on rebuilding damaged towns and cities in north Cebu and Eastern Visayas. Congress for once acknowledged the urgency of the undertaking by listing P100 billion as a rehabilitation fund.
By Joey Gabieta
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Eastern Visayas is investigating reports that some local government officials are hoarding relief goods meant for victims of Supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
By Ricky Poca
Last Saturday, my political science student Pio Ranile and former students Paolo Baliling, James Kiunisala, Pamela Gelaga and I went up north to Medellin town to deliver some relief goods. The gifts were collected by my students in Parliamentary Rules and Philippine Government and the 1987 Constitution at the University of San Carlos. As we [...]
Bogo City Mayor Celestino “Junie” Martinez Jr. said he has no complaints on the way the Cebu provincial government handled the relief operations on areas devastated by supertyphoon Yolanda. “We received the relief goods from the Capitol. More or less, I can say, as of this moment that we already received sufficient goods for affected [...]
By Melvin Gascon
Fighting off fatigue, hunger and all the discomfort of staying in a makeshift tent at the airport here, hundreds of survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” have continued to wait and cling to hopes of catching a free plane ride out of this devastated town.
By Maricar Cinco
Sheila Juan-Catilo was rummaging through her family’s closets for clothes to be donated to victims of “supertyphoon Yolanda” (Haiyan) when her young daughter, Sky, came up to her one morning.
By Germelina Lacorte
When she saw photographs and video footages taken of some of the victims of Supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan), Adelyn Tano, 44, knew she should immediately help.