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Cabral says blogger’s allegations will hurt victims

MANILA, Philippines—The allegations of a blogger that the Department of Social Welfare and Development was hoarding foreign donations will ultimately hurt the storm victims, Secretary Esperanza Cabral lamented on Tuesday. ‘Accusations, no matter how unfounded, are bound to affect donors. The ultimate losers are the victims,’ Cabral said

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UN seeks $74m more Philippines flood aid

Geneva/Manila: The United Nations on Tuesday appealed for $74 million (Dh271 million) in emergency aid for some one million people in the storm- and flood-stricken Philippines. Relief agencies reported that flood victims were wading through neck-high water to collect emergency food rations, with more torrential rain forecast as typhoon Parma lingered off the coast of the Philippines.

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Overpricing stores face closure, criminal charges—DA

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Thursday reminded traders to observe calamity-triggered price ceilings on basic goods, warning that those caught overpricing risk business closure and criminal charges. Agriculture Undersecretary Bernie Fondevilla said the government agency has monitoring teams checking price movements of all agriculture and fishery products in Metro Manila markets so that the government could crack down hard…