Posts Tagged by calamity

Massive Floods Paralyze Metro Manila

OPS in rubber boat rescue kids in QC.

  In a virtual reprise of the massive Ondoy floods, vast areas of Metro Manila and nearby provinces went under water from non-stop monsoon rains killing scores of people and… Read More

LGUs’ crisis funds tapped for gensets ‘I will not allow anybody to use me’ –>

BY REGINA BENGCO PRESIDENT Arroyo yesterday declared a state of calamity in Mindanao due to a drought-induced power crisis. The declaration frees the calamity funds of local government units, equivalent to 5 percent of their budgets, which presidential deputy spokesman Gary Olivar said may be used to buy generating… Read More

Is NWRB giving Wawa Dam developer the runaround?

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A not so merry X’mas?

This year’s celebration of Christmas by Filipinos in the Philippines and abroad may not be as merry as in previous years. First, there was the devastation wrought by typhoons Ondoy… Read More

Who is Nograles’ padrino?

While tens of thousands of Filipinos overseas are raising funds for the victims of typhoons Ondoy, Pepeng, Ramil, etc. a 14-man Philippine congressional delegation led by Speaker Prospero Nograles arrived… Read More

Disease kills over 150 in flooded areas

MANILA – The Philippines, still recovering from the back-to-back typhoons that killed almost 900 people, is again appealing for international assistance to stem the outbreak of a flood-borne disease that… Read More

UN starts sending high energy food

MANILA – As the United Nations started shipping tons of high energy foods for distribution to the victims of the floods in the Philippines, Malacañang assured the people that the… Read More

Songs born out of ‘Ondoy’, ‘Pepeng’

MANILA – A wave of original songs and compositions in honor of victims of storms ‘Ondoy’ and ‘Pepeng’ have cropped up on video sharing website YouTube in recent weeks. All… Read More

Time for heroism

By Greg Macabenta DALY CITY The best in the Filipino manifests itself when a calamity strikes. In the wake of typhoon Ondoy, Filipinos all over the world have spontaneously and… Read More

Obama sends late condolence to RP

WASHINGTON D.C. – A week after typhoon Ondoy killed 300 and rendered homeless almost half a million Filipinos, US President Barck Obama finally issued a statement Oct. 6 to “express… Read More

Ondy drive in Washington DC

WASHINGTON D.C. – Responding to the call of Ambassador Willy C. Gaa for Filipino Americans to extend relief assistance to the victims of Typhoon “Ondoy,” several groups in the Washington… Read More

Concert for Flood Relief

By Rod Garcia With the devastating flood that has hit Manila recently, the “Alay” concert set for Oct. 25 in Harmony Hall has taken on special meaning and purpose, now… Read More

‘Pepeng’, ‘Ondoy’ toll is now over 600

MANILA – Floodwaters from typhoon “Pepeng” (international codename Parma) has receded in much of Northern Luzon Oct. 10 but the toll from heavy rains rose further as more bodies were… Read More

‘Pepeng’ lingers in Luzon; death toll rising

MANILA – Expecting more destruction from nonstop rains spawned by persistent Tropical Depression “Pepeng,” weather officials have advised the immediate evacuation of people living near major river basins in Nueva… Read More

Slow gov’t response hit

MANILA – The world quickly responded to the call for help by the Philippine government after Typhoon Ondoy killed almost 300 people, but authorities appeared to be unprepared to handle… Read More

‘Unprogrammed’ money tapped to raise P12B for calamity fund

By Angie M. Rosales 10/13/2009 Congress has opted to draw on so-called unprogrammed funds available to President Arroyo in this year’s budget to replenish the depleted calamity fund by P12 billion instead of enacting a P10-billion supplement for this year’s appropriation to pay for massive relief efforts as a result of the devastation caused by two strong typhoons that hit the country Read More

Comelec halts voter’s ID issuance due to ‘paper lack’

By Marie A. Surbano 10/13/2009 The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has stopped issuing voter’s identification cards allegedly due to the lack of paper used to manufacture such cards and at the same time to pave the way for the utilization of the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). Comelec Commissioner Rene Sarmiento, however, said individuals who already have obtained a voter’s ID can still use them in the simultaneous national and local elections next year as they will still be honored. Read More

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