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Aquino says ‘inclusiveness’ remains government’s guiding principle in efforts to help typhoon survivors

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday said “inclusiveness” will remain as government’s guiding principle in its efforts to help the survivors of super Typhoon “Yolanda” recover from the disaster. President Aquino witnessed the signing of the memorandum...
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USC Relief and Training Mission joins in Tacloban effort

More than two months after Super Typhoon Yolanda left in its wake a horrible picture of despair in an unimaginable proportion, Tacloban City folks has still to grapple with the harsh reality so profound that  normalcy will not come to them soon. Thousands are still left...
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Goldberg: Increased US troops yes, bases no

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The new US ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg on Monday said the Philippines and the United States are now working out the finer points of the framework agreement on the increased rotational presence (IRP) of US troops in the country. The new US...
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Geraldine Uy Wong’s ‘I saw what you saw’ letter to Anderson Cooper (Part 2)

by: Myrna Aquitania 4. “The super typhoon decimated a big part of the population, that so many people are still missing and unaccounted for to this day, and the rest who survived were either maimed or injured, were grieving for the loss of a loved one, struggling to cope with the...
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Child trafficking feared in Yolanda-hit areas

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Three weeks after Typhoon Yolanda battered the Visayas, three-year-old Tarin Sustento has yet to be found. A resident of Leyte province, Sustento, whose parents and grandparents were among the over 5,000 killed in one of the country’s greatest disaster, was...
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OFWs a typhoon lifeline

By Jason Gutierrez TACLOBAN  (AFP) – The Philippines’ giant band of overseas workers, already regarded as national heroes for toiling in foreign lands, are coming to the rescue again as they dig deep to send more cash back to their typhoon-hit homeland. With relief workers...
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Bangko Sentral says Yolanda impact on economy ‘contained’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The actual impact of killer Typhoon Yolanda on the real economy is actually limited, and higher remittances  from overseas Filipinos to their relatives in Central Philippines will buoy consumption spending. Higher remittances “could provide additional...
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Airlift extends lifeline to remote survivors in Yolanda-hit Central PHL

HOMONHON, Nov 18 (Mabuhay) – Helicopters dropped emergency supplies to desperate villagers as a growing global relief effort following super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) pushed beyond devastated towns and cities Monday towards remote island and mountain communities. On the tiny...
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Yolanda ‘very much like a tsunami’ – UN

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Satellite images processed by a specialized United Nations program reveal that super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) looked “very much like a tsunami” that eradicated entire towns in the Philippines, an analyst from the United Nations Institute for Training and...
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China gives additional $100k for ‘Yolanda’ aid

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Chinese President Xi Jinping is giving an additional $100,000 to the Philippine government to help victims of super typhoon Yolanda. In a statement from the Chinese Embassy, President Xi extended his condolences to President Aquino. In his letter of...
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