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October 07, 2015, Wednesday
  • A Filipino & 4 foreign crew members were on board the yatch ‘Europa’ when it went missing during the height of storm ‘Kabayan.’ 5 hours ago |
  • PCG suspects the missing yatch ‘Europa’ heading to Vigan last week may have sunk in the South China Sea. 5 hours ago |
  • Sen. Bongbong Marcos says his mother has always wanted him to be president since he was 3 years old. 5 hours ago |
  • Fmr. First Lady Imelda Marcos is dismayed that Sen. Marcos is eyeing the vice presidency. 5 hours ago |
  • DOJ forms a panel to investigate the INC leaders who had allegedly detained Ex-Min. Isaias Samson & his family. 5 hours ago |
  • GPH Peace Panel Head Miriam Coronel-Ferrer hopes Congress can tackle BBL before the APEC meeting in Nov. 5 hours ago |
  • MILF Chief Peace Negotiator Mohagher Iqbal urges Pres. Aquino to certify as urgent the measure on proposed BBL. 5 hours ago |
  • Duterte will reportedly announce on Saturday his decision on whether or not he will run for president. 5 hours ago |
  • Vice President Jejomar Binay to announce his running mate on Friday. 5 hours ago |
  • MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino resigns from his post. 6 hours ago |
  • Former Senator Joker Arroyo passes away at 88 in the United States. 11 hours ago |
  • Senate session hall can’t be used for Binay-related probe as it is being used for budget hearings. 11 hours ago |
  • 25th Senate hearing on allegations vs. Binay won’t push through on Thurs. allegedly due to lack of venue. 11 hours ago |
  • Gabriela party-list files a resolution seeking a House probe on alleged use of women as sex objects at LP event in Laguna. 11 hours ago |
  • Fatalities due to tropical storm ‘Kabayan’ rises to 4. 11 hours ago |
  • Postponement of Ex-Chief Justice Corona’s case at Court of Tax Appeals’ 2nd division is due to the TRO issued by CTA en banc. 12 hours ago |
  • Fmr. Chief Justice Renato Corona’s arraignment at Court of Tax Appeals postponed anew & reset to Dec. 9, 2015. 12 hours ago |
  • Sen. Bongbong Marcos says a vice president should be able to work with any president even if they have conflicting views. 12 hours ago |
  • Sen. Bongbong Marcos says he will announce his candidate for president on Saturday. 12 hours ago |
  • Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao considers running as an independent senatorial candidate. 12 hours ago |
  • Over 250 dengue cases reported in Albay since January this year. 12 hours ago |
  • 10 of 14 victims in collision of 2 vans along Macapagal Blvd. taken to San Juan De Dios Hospital in Pasay City. 12 hours ago |
  • 14 injured in a collision between an armored van & a ‘colorum’ Urvan van along Macapagal Blvd. in Paranaque City. 13 hours ago |
  • Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao to retire from boxing if he will win as senator. 13 hours ago |
  • Tolentino says sorry to LP, Roxas, Rep. Agarao, women’s groups & his own mother who was offended by the lewd dance number. 13 hours ago |
  • Tolentino says as the highest official present during the LP event, he failed to stop the indecent performance of the girl group on stage. 13 hours ago |
  • Tolentino asks for understanding & apologizes to everyone he offended when he failed to stop the girl group’s lewd dance in Laguna. 13 hours ago |
  • Tolentino asks LP to remove him from its senatorial line-up. 13 hours ago |
  • Violation of Magna Carta of Women & Code of Conduct & Ethical Standards filed vs. Tolentino at Ombudsman. 13 hours ago |
  • Labor groups sue MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino over a girl group’s lewd dance at LP event. 14 hours ago |

Quake victims get aid

By Sara Susanne D. Fabunan | Oct. 20, 2013 at 12:02am
International donors contributed at least P19.3 million ($450,000.00) to  communities ravaged by the 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Bohol, Cebu and parts of Central Visayas, Malacañang said on Saturday.

Deputy Presidential spokeswoman Abigail Valte said Korea kicked in  $300,000 for rescue and relief efforts ion Bohol and Cebu provinces.

The donation was received by President Benigno Aquino III during his official visit and meeting with South Korea President Park Geun-hye last Thursday.

“Damang-dama natin ‘yung kagustuhan nilang pagtulong sa ating bansa,” Mr. Aquino said in a recent coffee meeting in Korea with the members of the Philippine media.

Mr.Park   expressed his commitment to extend assistance for the rehabilitation of Zamboanga City for civilians who were displaced by the recent clashes between the Philippine government forces and Moro National Liberation Front led by Nur Misuari.

Over the week,  the United States and Taiwan also donated a total of $150,000 for victims of the earthquake.

the U.S. embassy in Manila and the U.S. Agency for International Development  allocated $50,000 or roughly P2.150-million for non-food relief items.

“We are very concerned about the tragic loss of life and suffering caused by the Bohol earthquake,” the embassy stated.

“The assistance USAID can offer will be a good first step in mitigating that suffering,” U.S. embassy Charge d’Affairs Brian Goldbeck said in a statement.

USAID’s Visayas Health Project has also donated 6,000 units of hygiene kits to earthquake victims in Bohol.

Through the World Food Programme, USAID has also been providing logistical assistance to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in some of the affected areas.

The embassy said that so far, the American government has deployed at least two U.S military water purification units to Tagbilaran and will be operated by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) engineers to produce fresh drinking water for the victims.

Taiwan  donated $100,000 (P4.3-million) to support the post-disaster relief efforts and rehabilitation in the affected areas.

“As the true neighbor to the Philippines, Taiwan is one of the first countries to pledge humanitarian support in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake’s devastation,” the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office   in the Philippines said in a statement.

Taiwan stressed that its country is “always one of the first countries to extend assistance” to the Philippines citing the geographical proximity between both countries.

“Taiwan, always one of the first countries to extend assistance, has been a key partner of the Philippines in providing immediate humanitarian response during natural calamities,(sic) “ TECO stated.

Also on Saturday, Singapore and Japan expressed sympathy to the Philippines over the devastation in Bohol and Cebu.

Japanese ambassador Toshinao Urabe   wrote a letter to Mr. Aquino expressing heartfelt condolences and solidarities of the government and people of Japan and government and people of the Philippines.
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