Netherlands announces P55.5-M disaster relief fund for PH

MANILA, Dec 7 (Mabuhay) — The Dutch Embassy in Manila on Friday announced a EUR950,000 (approximately PHP55.5 million) disaster relief fund to help the Philippines weeks after typhoons Rolly and Ulysses battered the country. Of the total aid, some EUR600,000 (around PHP35...

EU commits €150M new grants to Philippines — DOF

MANILA, Nov 5 (Mabuhay) — The European Union (EU) has committed an additional €150 million worth of new grants to the Philippines, the Department of Finance (DOF) said Thursday. The DOF said the bulk or two-thirds of the new EU grants will “help finance programs to boost...

UK allots P63-M aid for typhoon victims in PH, Vietnam

MANILA, Nov 5 (Mabuhay) — The United Kingdom earmarked 1 million pounds or around PHP62.9 million to assist the victims of recent typhoons in the Philippines and Vietnam. “(The) £1 million UK aid package will help to deliver life-saving food, clean water and safe...

PH can’t test all Typhoon Rolly evacuees for COVID, but precautions in place — DOH

MANILA, Nov 3 (Mabuhay) — The Philippines will not be able to test all Typhoon Rolly evacuees, but there are other ways to curb the spread of COVID-19 in temporary shelters, the Department of Health said Monday. “Isa yung pagte-test for evacuation sites. It is the ideal....

UN, EU, Canada ready to assist PH after ‘Rolly’ onslaught

MANILA, Nov 2 (Mabuhay) — United Nations, European Union, and Canada vowed to assist the Philippines towards its recovery following the onslaught of Super Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni) on Sunday. In a statement, the EU Delegation in Manila sent a solidarity...

‘Rolly’ may affect close to 32M persons — NDRRMC

MANILA, Nov 2 (Mabuhay) — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Sunday said from 19.8 million to 31.9 million people are expected to be exposed to Typhoon Rolly. “Based on the current projected track of Super Typhoon...

PHL assured of support of Kurdistan in fight vs human trafficking

ERBIL, Iraq – The Kurdistan Regional Government of the Republic of Iraq has assured the Philippine Embassy it will help protect overseas Filipino workers by intensifying its own efforts to go after human trafficking syndicates that have victimized many migrant workers. No less...

20 Filipino repatriates from war-torn Syria on the way home – DFA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday said some 20 Filipinos from Syria, who availed of the Mandatory Repatriation Program (MRP), will arrive on Thursday (Sept. 18) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on board Emirates Airlines flight...

41 more Pinoys home from strife-torn Syria

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Another batch consisting of 41 Filipinos has been repatriated from Syria with the help of Philippine officials in Lebanon and Syria, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. The DFA said the Philippine embassies in Beirut, Lebanon and Damascus, Syria, worked...

DSWD chief denies reports of US, UK food donations sold in markets

MANILA, Dec. 11 (Mabuhay) – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Soliman on Wednesday vehemently denied reports circulating in the foreign media that donations from the US and UK consisting of MREs (meal-ready-to-eat) are being diverted and sold...