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Miss and Queen (Gay) of Philippine Independence Day Pageant launched

Carson, CA – The Philippine Independence Day Foundation (PIDF) launched March 24 the search for Miss and Queen (Gay) of Philippine Independence Day in the City of Carson. PIDF holds the pageant as a fundraiser for its projects as well as organizing the Philippine Independence Day...
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Palace: Aquino not insensitive, to spend EDSA anniv in calamity-hit areas

MANILA, Feb 20 (Mabuhay) – A Malacañang spokesperson on Thursday downplayed a reported disconnect between typhoon victims and President Benigno Aquino III, saying the President will even spend the anniversary of the 1986 People Power Revolution in calamity-hit areas. “Is there a...
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PNoy awards social workers in Yolanda chopper crash

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday personally awarded two employees of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) who survived a helicopter crash during relief operations for victims of Typhoon Yolanda. Aquino, assisted by Social Welfare Sec....
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‘Overpricing’ of Yolanda bunkhouses under probe – Lacson

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The supposed overpricing of temporary shelters being built for survivors of Typhoon Yolanda has been under investigation since last month, Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo Lacson said Monday. Lacson said he was tipped off ...
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In this time of adversity, Jessica Cox serves as an inspiration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Typhoon victims in the Philippines, particularly those who lost arms or legs as a result of their injuries, should draw strength and inspiration from armless Filipino-American pilot and motivational speaker Jessica Cox. “Jessica has risen from adversity and can...
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13-year-old Taiwanese-American school girl helps raise $17,430 for typhoon victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A few days after Typhoon Haiyan wrought unimaginable havoc in the Philippines, 13-year-old MeiJade Hsu made an impassioned appeal to her compatriots in the Taiwanese-American Community for them to lend a helping hand. MeiJade’s call did not go unheeded and on...
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BSP relaxes ‘know-your-customer’ requirement for Yolanda victims

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has relaxed the “know your customer” requirement until the end of the year, as the onslaught of super typhoon Yolanda destroyed essential documents. The monetary board, the policy making body of the BSP, approved to waive...
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Aquino gov’t steps up efforts to rebuild the lives of Yolanda typhoon victims

MANILA, Nov 13 (Mabuhay) – The Aquino government is stepping up its efforts to rebuild the lives of the typhoon victims following the devastation wrought by super typhoon “Yolanda” (internationally known as Haiyan) in the central Philippines, Presidential Communications...
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Pacquiao torn by typhoon victims’ plight

MANILA, November 13, 2013 (AFP) – Boxing star Manny Pacquiao admitted feelings of anguish and regret after the final stages of training for a must-win fight kept him from visiting typhoon victims in his native Philippines. Pacquiao said he felt “very bad” for the thousands killed...
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Sharon Cuneta donates P10M for Yolanda victims

MEGASTAR Sharon Cuneta is the latest showbiz personality to lend support to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the Visayan region. In a Twitter post, the Kapatid actress-singer donated P5 million each to the Aboitiz Foundation and Alagang Kapatid Foundation of TV5. “I just want to...
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