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New Zealand steps up typhoon relief funding for Philippines

WELLINGTON, Nov. 19 (PNA/Xinhua) — The New Zealand government Tuesday pledged another 2.975 million NZ dollars (2.47 million U.S. dollars) in relief funding for the Philippines, bringing its total aid…

Canada to boost aid to typhoon-stricken Philippines up to USD 40M

OTTAWA, Nov. 19 (PNA/Xinhua) — Canada significantly increased its humanitarian aid to the typhoon-stricken Philippines Monday with Prime Minister Stephen Harper announcing a further 14.4 million U.S. dollars toward emergency…

Government sets up a system in handling identifying victims in regions hardest-hit by ‘Yolanda’

MANILA, Nov. 19 (PNA) — The Aquino government has set up a system in handling and identifying typhoon victims bodies in the hardest-hit regions by super typhoon Yolanda (internationally known…

UN mobilizes its system of assistance to ‘Yolanda’ victims; calls for reinforcement of “Bayanihan spirit’

MANILA, Nov. 18 (PNA) –In response to the Philippine government’s call for international solidarity, the United Nations integrated effort team assured Monday that it has mobilized its system of assistance…

Interview: Typhoon-destroyed Tacloban faces 3 challenges, need more support: mayor

TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov. 14 (PNA/XINHUA) — Alfred Romualdez, mayor of Tacloban, the city which was nearly totally destroyed by the typhoon “Haiyan” in the Philippines, Wednesday said the government faced…

Pres. Aquino thanks int’l community and fellow Filipinos for donations and swift response in the aftermath of ‘Yolanda’

MANILA, Nov. 13 (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III thanked the international community and the Filipino people here and abroad for their donations and swift response in the aftermath…

Relief operations moving faster- DSWD

MANILA, Nov. 13 (PNA) — Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said that relief operations for victims of Typhoon Yolanda is moving at a faster pace…

21 countries provide assistance for typhoon victims in Central PHL

MANILA, Nov. 11 (PNA) -– At least 21 countries, plus the European Union and Taiwan, have pledged assistance to those affected by Typhoon Yolanda in Central Philippines, the Department of…

Brunei’s Sultan sends condolences to Philippines over Typhoon Haiyan

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Nov. 11 (PNA/Xinhua) — Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has consented to send a condolence message to Benigno Aquino III, president of the Philippines, after Typhoon Haiyan struck…

Partial, official death toll for ‘Yolanda’ now at 1,774

MANILA, Nov. 11 (PNA) — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Monday night has placed the partial and official number of casualties due to super typhoon…

UN humanitarian office announces 25 mln USD for typhoon relief in Philippines

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 12 (PNA/Xinhua) — The United Nations humanitarian relief office on Monday released 25 million U.S. dollars in quick response to the devastation caused by a super typhoon…