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August 04, 2015, Tuesday
  • Sen. Trillanes cites security risk as primary reason why his witnesses in bribery charge vs. 2 CA justices won’t be able to testify. 5 hours ago |
  • Sen. Trillanes says his witnesses in bribery charge vs. CA justices won’t be able to appear before the CA hearing. 5 hours ago |
  • Sen. Trillanes says he will appear before CA hearing on Aug. 14 to explain his bribery charge vs. 2 CA justices. 6 hours ago |
  • Trillanes ordered to appear at CA hearing on Aug. 14 at 2 pm & explain why he shouldn’t be cited for contempt for bribery allegations. 6 hours ago |
  • CA tells Sen. Trillanes to explain his allegation that 2 CA justices got P 25M each in bribes to stop Makati Mayor Binay’s suspension. 6 hours ago |
  • DMCI tells Supreme Court that Torre de Manila is outside the boundary of Rizal Park. 6 hours ago |
  • DMCI tells Supreme Court that it followed all ordinances, rules & guidelines in building Torre de Manila. 6 hours ago |
  • Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim says the poll body can adjust its calendar of activities & extend campaign period when there is election. 6 hours ago |
  • LTFRB sues 2 fixers who had long been loitering in the agency’s vicinity & offering fake franchise to applicants. 6 hours ago |
  • Sen. Chiz Escudero says Comelec should castigate candidates abusing election rules instead of extending the campaign period. 6 hours ago |
  • Sen. Jinggoy Estrada has been experiencing light-headedness and acid reflux. 6 hours ago |
  • Sen. Jinggoy Estrada will undergo medical check up at Cardinal Santos Medical Center from 6 pm Tuesday until Thursday. 6 hours ago |
  • Sandiganbayan grants Sen. Jinggoy Estrada’s request for a medical check up at Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City. 6 hours ago |
  • PAGASA says frequent heavy rains in the afternoon in Metro Manila are just due to thunderstorms. 6 hours ago |
  • PAGASA says there is no weather disturbance currently affecting Metro Manila. 6 hours ago |
  • Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ is forecast to move west northwest at 20 kph. 6 hours ago |
  • Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ was located 1,770 kilometers east of Luzon at 2 pm on Tuesday. 6 hours ago |
  • Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ outside PAR has gustiness of up to 245 kph. 6 hours ago |
  • Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ outside PAR carries maximum sustained winds of up to 215 kph near the center. 6 hours ago |
  • Signal Number 3 may be raised over Cagayan when Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ enters PAR on Wednesday morning. 7 hours ago |
  • Batanes may experience Signal Number 4 when Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ (with local name ‘Hanna’) enters PAR on Wednesday morning. 7 hours ago |
  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos & Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo attend Liberal Party meeting in San Juan today with Mar Roxas. 7 hours ago |
  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos & Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo say no one has asked them to run as Roxas’ vice pres’l bet. 7 hours ago |
  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos says she may run for Congress but she has not made up her mind. 7 hours ago |
  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos says she is not eyeing the vice presidency. 7 hours ago |
  • Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo says she hopes Sen. Grace Poe will agree to become Roxas’ runningmate. 7 hours ago |
  • Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo says if ever she will seek a higher post, it may be the senate. 7 hours ago |
  • Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo says she has no plans of running for vice president. 7 hours ago |
  • Pampanga to experience power interruptions on Thursday. 12 hours ago |
  • Sen. Jinggoy Estrada says Binay’s ‘True State of the Nation’ or ‘TSONA’ reflects the real performance of the Aquino gov’t. 12 hours ago |
  • De Lima says DOJ has no evidence that will pin down House members to the alleged BBL payoff. 12 hours ago |
  • House Sgt. At Arms Radovan says their CCTVs store only 5 days worth of videos before these are automatically erased by the system. 12 hours ago |
  • House Sgt. At Arms Nicasio Radovan says CCTVs in Batasan Complex have no recording of alleged BBL payoff last May 25, 26 & 27. 12 hours ago |
  • Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano says Binay should release his ‘true SALN’ instead of delivering a counter-SONA. 12 hours ago |
  • DOTC Sec. Abaya hits back at Binay & says the VP does not understand the root cause of the MRT problem. 12 hours ago |
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The journey to rebuilding begins

By MST Lifestyle | Dec. 25, 2013 at 06:01pm

Amazingly, the worst of times have this uncanny tendency to bring out the best in people. After reeling from the aftermath caused by typhoon Yolanda, Filipinos have joined hands to begin the country’s journey of rebuilding communities that were devastated in the Visayas region and bring renewed hope to the survivors.

Heeding the nation’s distress call, TELUS International Philippines swiftly responded as more than 700 team members volunteered to help in the relief operations of Philippine Red Cross, Department of Social Welfare and Development and Gawad Kalinga a few days after the typhoon. TELUS immediately donated over P2 million to the Red Cross, earmarked specifically for typhoon relief. A month after the disaster, TIP held its TELUS Day of Service as a culminating event in a series of relief efforts, when more than 1,000 team members packed Christmas packages for 5,500 affected families in Leyte. TELUS International Philippines has announced a further P2.65 million, donated by the company and its team members, to be distributed through the TELUS International Community Board to charitable organizations helping with rehabilitation following Typhoon Yolanda.

“Yolanda caught us off-guard, “says Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto. “But the scale of the problem is nothing compared to the overflow of generosity and heroism, as friends and partners from around the world rally together in bayanihan to help the Filipinos rise again.”

“Our hearts go out to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, and we are committed to helping alleviate the plight of those affected by this calamity,” shares TELUS International president Jeffrey Puritt. “TELUS is pleased to provide P4.7 million in financial support to victims of Typhoon Yolanda, for both immediate relief efforts and long-term rehabilitation but, even more inspiring for me, is our team members’ sense of obligation to lend their hearts, hands and minds in the service of others during the TELUS Day of Service.”

While relief efforts address the immediate need for food and clothes, non-profit organizations like Gawad Kalinga in partnership with TIP have drawn plans to tackle the longer-term need for shelter.

The rebuilding and relief operations are part of Operation Walang Iwanan, GK’s aid effort for Yolanda survivors. Through the program, GK and its partners aim to build an initial 5,000 houses, as well as repair around 1,000 damaged houses.

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