Eastern Samar’s Guiuan town prioritizes livelihood as efforts shift to rehabilitation

November 29, 2013 12:17 pm· Comments Off on Eastern Samar’s Guiuan town prioritizes livelihood as efforts shift to rehabilitation 

GUIUAN, Eastern Samar, Nov 29 — The municipality of Guiuan in Eastern Samar is prioritizing the provision of alternative livelihood to displaced residents as it reels off from the devastation caused by super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

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No illness reported in Guiuan town's 5 evacuation centers

November 29, 2013 12:17 pm· Comments Off on No illness reported in Guiuan town's 5 evacuation centers 

GUIUAN, Eastern Samar, Nov. 29 — Guiuan Sangguniang Bayan secretary Rectito Melquiades is pleased to report that no sickness of any kind was reported in the evacuation camps operated by the municipality.

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Yolanda death toll now at 5,598, damage rises to P27.84B –NDRRMC

November 29, 2013 12:17 pm· Comments Off on Yolanda death toll now at 5,598, damage rises to P27.84B –NDRRMC 

MANILA, Nov. 29 — The death toll from super typhoon "Yolanda" (Haiyan) rose to almost 5,600 while the cost of damage also went up to P27.839 billion, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Friday.

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6 distressed OFWs home from Jordan

November 29, 2013 12:17 pm· Comments Off on 6 distressed OFWs home from Jordan 

MANILA, Nov. 29 — Six troubled overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) arrived home from Jordan late Thursday night thru the assistance of the Philippine government.

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Smart Bro concert in Davao gathers support for 'Yolanda' survivors

November 29, 2013 12:17 pm· Comments Off on Smart Bro concert in Davao gathers support for 'Yolanda' survivors 

MANILA, Nov. 29 — Friends Rachel, Mharyiah, Jonah, Demz and April knew they had to see their ultimate idol Rico Blanco when he went to Davao for a concert last November 23.

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Pasay tones down 150th anniversary activities to save funds for Yolanda relief

November 29, 2013 12:17 pm· Comments Off on Pasay tones down 150th anniversary activities to save funds for Yolanda relief 

MANILA, Nov. 29 — To show solidarity with the victims of super typhoon Yolanda, the city government of Pasay announced on Friday that it is toning or scaling down some events and cancelling some activities to mark the city’s 150th Foundation Anniversary and instead use the funds to be saved for relief efforts particularly for those staying at the Pasay-run “tent city” in Villamor Air Base Elementary School.

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Relief operations intensified in Western Visayas

November 29, 2013 12:17 pm· Comments Off on Relief operations intensified in Western Visayas 

TACLOBAN CITY, Nov. 29 — With the arrival of more international relief aid organizations in Western Visayas, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has increased its relief operations efforts reaching the remote barangays affected by Supertyphoon "Yolanda" in the region.

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DOH goes full throttle for typhoon Yolanda victims

November 29, 2013 12:17 pm· Comments Off on DOH goes full throttle for typhoon Yolanda victims 

MANILA, Nov. 29 — The Department of Health (DOH) today reported that approximately P 1.4 billion will be needed to repair health facilities damaged by typhoon Yolanda to prevent spread of diseases, including maintenance medications for hypertension, heart diseases, and diabetes.

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Court operation in some areas in Panay island now normal

November 29, 2013 12:17 pm· Comments Off on Court operation in some areas in Panay island now normal 

MANILA, Nov. 29 — The operation of courts in some areas in Panay island devastated by super typhoon "Yolanda" last November 8 is now normal.

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PDEA: 10 regional forensic laboratories now operational

November 29, 2013 12:17 pm· Comments Off on PDEA: 10 regional forensic laboratories now operational 

MANILA, Nov. 29 — Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr., announced on Friday that the agency has inaugurated 10 forensic laboratories in different regional offices from February to November 2013 and is planning to open two more before the year ends.

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