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...

Gov’t to start ‘build back better’ efforts in Lando-hit areas

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday said the government will start the “build back better” phase as its agencies continue relief efforts for those affected by tropical cyclone Lando in Luzon. “Moving forward, we will remain in close collaboration...

Kabayan exits PAR; 7 fishermen missing

MANILA, Oct 3 (Mabuhay) – Severe Tropical Storm Kabayan intensified further as it exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility early Saturday, according to weather bureau PAGASA. PAGASA said in its latest weather bulletin that as of 2 a.m., Kabayan’s center was estimated at 425...

Typhoon Ineng’s death toll rises to 9

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Four more people have been confirmed killed in landslides in Benguet province as Typhoon Ineng lashed areas in Northern Luzon with heavy rains and strong winds, increasing the total number of fatalities to nine. Benguet Governor Nestor Pongwan said...

DSWD takes into custody mother seen slapping baby in viral video

MANILA   (Mabuhay) – Social welfare workers in Pasay City have taken into custody a mother seen in a viral video slapping her newborn baby at the Pasay City General Hospital. Rosalinda Orobia, Pasay City social welfare officer, said the mother will undergo a psychological...