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PNP welcomes proposal to donate seized fake goods to calamity victims but…


A Philippine National Police (PNP) official said on Thursday that it welcomes the proposal of a Cagayan de Oro City representative to donate counterfeit goods confiscated in raids to calamity victims.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Truckloads of relief packs arrive in Albay


Some 31 truckloads of relief goods arrived in Albay province on Sunday in anticipation of Mayon Volcano’s imminent eruption, which has displaced more than 50,000 families to date.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

72,000 food packs remain undistributed in Iloilo City


Thousands of government food packs for survivors of last year’s Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Western Visayas were stored from weeks to months in warehouses in Iloilo due to delays in transporting the goods to affected communities.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

COA: ‘Yolanda’ aid wasted, unused

SURVIVORS of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” and left-wing groups hold a rally in April to protest what they said was the government’s incompetent response to the tragedy brought by the world’s strongest storm in recent history to people in the Visayas. JOAN BONDOC

A Commission on Audit (COA) report on the government’s “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) relief efforts found thousands of food packs, canned goods, bottled water, body bags and rice spoiled or missing or unused; millions of pesos worth of goods and funds unaccounted for, and close to a billion pesos in funds still unused months after the supertyphoon pummeled Eastern Visayas.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Dinky Soliman, told to quit, says ‘read whole report’

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Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman FILE PHOTO

A group of victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) is demanding the resignation of Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman after the Commission on Audit (COA) reported that food packs worth P2.7 million were lost to spoilage because of improper handling.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »