News Flash

September 02, 2015, Wednesday
  • Hundreds of fishermen join the protest at the Quirino Grandstand vs. supposed restrictive provisions in Amended Fisheries Code. 2 hours ago |
  • Magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolts Sarangani. 2 hours ago |
  • DOTC Sec. Joseph Abaya eyes the awarding of the long-term maintenance contract for MRT 3 within the year. 2 hours ago |
  • Gov’t Procurement Policy Board okays the negotiated mode of procurement for P 2.2B maintenance contract for MRT 3. 2 hours ago |
  • Number of injured in Marikina road accident stands at 14. 2 hours ago |
  • PNP says 10-wheeler trucks like the one that figured in Marikina mishap are not allowed to travel in Barangka. 2 hours ago |
  • Reckless imprudence resulting in homicide & multiple injuries to be filed vs. truck driver involved in Marikina road accident. 2 hours ago |
  • Marikina PNP says cctv shows the 10-wheeler truck involved in Marikina accident was speeding at 60 kph along a curved overpass. 2 hours ago |
  • Marikina PNP identifies the driver of 10-wheeler truck involved in accident in Barangka, Marikina as Fernando Padilla. 2 hours ago |
  • Senators Enrile, Revilla & Fmr. Sen. Edgardo Angara among the respondents in a malversation case linked to PDAF. 2 hours ago |
  • Atty. Levito Baligod asks Ombudsman to probe the alleged misuse of P 500M worth of PDAF by NGOs not related to Napoles. 2 hours ago |
  • Malversation charges filed at Ombudsman vs. 20 incumbent & former lawmakers over alleged questionable use of PDAF. 3 hours ago |
  • Lack of documentary requirements cited as reason why CA did not confirm Comelec Chairman Andy Bautista’s appointment. 7 hours ago |
  • Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile blocks the confirmation of Comelec Chairman Andy Bautista at the Commission on Appointments. 7 hours ago |
  • Jose Maria Abaya surrenders in Camp Caringal, QC after the shooting incident in White Plains that resulted in a woman’s death. 7 hours ago |
  • Inquest proceedings ongoing for Jose Maria Abaya who fired his unlicensed gun at a van in White Plains, QC. 7 hours ago |
  • Victims of road accident in Barangka, Marikina taken to Amang Rodriguez Medical Center & QMMC. 8 hours ago |
  • Driver of 10-wheeler truck that figured in accident along Barangka, Marikina still pinned inside his vehicle as of Wednesday noon. 8 hours ago |
  • PNP Highway Patrol Group (HPG) to begin manning traffic flow at EDSA beginning Monday. 8 hours ago |
  • At least 2 killed as a 10-wheeler truck loses break & rams into 4 other vehicles at overpass going to Barangka in Marikina. 8 hours ago |
  • Some fishermen at Navotas Fish Post preferred to send 'protection' or financial aid to fellow fishermen protesting at Luneta. 10 hours ago |
  • Many fishermen at Navotas Fish Port did not join the 'fish holiday.' 10 hours ago |
  • Maynilad and Manila Water say rotating water supply interruptions may begin next week. 10 hours ago |
  • Maynilad & Manila Water say they will advise customers two days before they implement any 'rotating' water interruption. 10 hours ago |
  • Glitch occurs in new ticketing system that uses 'beep cards' in LRT 2 Santolan Station in Marikina City. 10 hours ago |
  • PNP says it can readily deploy at least 80 Highway Patrol Group members to take charge of traffic flow in EDSA. 10 hours ago |
  • Atty. Levito Baligod to submit to Ombudsman the affidavits of witnesses linking 20 current & past lawmakers to pork barrel scam. 10 hours ago |
  • Murder & illegal possession of firearms filed vs. Jojo Abaya who fired at a van at Katipunan Ave. in QC & killed a female passenger. 10 hours ago |
  • Woman dies as son of a ret. general fires at a van he thought was from a drug rehab center that was fetching him at Katipunan Ave. in QC. 11 hours ago |
Advertisement

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.

COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by MST.ph. Comments are views by manilastandardtoday.com readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of manilastandardtoday.com. While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with MST.ph editorial standards, MST.ph may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section
comments powered by Disqus

In This Category

Want Updates?

Be the first to know on what is latest from MST.ph, simply enter your email below to get started. We don’t spam dont worry!

Advertisement