PHL downgrades alert level in Egypt, but Filipinos still advised to leave

November 12, 2013 10:33 pm· Comments Off on PHL downgrades alert level in Egypt, but Filipinos still advised to leave 

MANILA, Nov. 12 -– The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has downgraded its crisis alert level in Egypt on Tuesday amid improving security situation, but said Filipinos there should still consider leaving.

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Miss Universe 2013 3rd runner up arrives home

November 12, 2013 10:33 pm· Comments Off on Miss Universe 2013 3rd runner up arrives home 

MANILA, Nov. 12 — Miss Universe-Philippines Ariella Arida arrived in the country Tuesday afternoon after placing third runner-up in the Miss Universe 2013 pageant held in Moscow, Russia.

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NDRRMC says report of fatalities comes from LGUs

November 12, 2013 10:33 pm· Comments Off on NDRRMC says report of fatalities comes from LGUs 

MANILA, Nov. 12 — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Tuesday said the low number of fatalities caused by super typhoon "Yolanda" is due to the release of local government units (LGUs) which confirmed the deaths.

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Group proposes an ‘austere’ Christmas celebrations after Yolanda tragedy

November 12, 2013 10:33 pm· Comments Off on Group proposes an ‘austere’ Christmas celebrations after Yolanda tragedy 

MANILA, Nov 12 — Instead of having a grand Christmas celebration, an environmental group on Tuesday appealed to all Filipinos to instead have an austere one and use savings to donate to victims of typhoon Yolanda.

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Deped’s divisional offices in Eastern Visayas badly affected by ‘Yolanda’

November 12, 2013 10:33 pm· Comments Off on Deped’s divisional offices in Eastern Visayas badly affected by ‘Yolanda’ 

By Aerol B. Patena

MANILA, Nov. 12 (PNA) — The Department of Education (DepEd) has released its report on the status of its divisional offices that were affected by Typhoon Yolanda.

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Interactive musically based online educational tool for children launched

November 12, 2013 10:33 pm· 1 Comment 

MANILA, Nov. 12 — An online educational tool which aims to teach preschoolers learn life skills and concepts through music was launched Tuesday at The One School Compound in Makati City.

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USAID donates US$ 20-M worth of assistance for 'Yolanda' victims

November 12, 2013 10:33 pm· Comments Off on USAID donates US$ 20-M worth of assistance for 'Yolanda' victims 

MANILA, Nov. 12 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing US$ 20 million worth of humanitarian assistance victims of super typhoon "Yolanda".

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NBI sends team to Tacloban City to help identify 'Yolanda' victims

November 12, 2013 10:33 pm· Comments Off on NBI sends team to Tacloban City to help identify 'Yolanda' victims 

MANILA, Nov. 12 — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Tuesday sent a team of doctors and technical personnel to Tacloban City to help in the identification of victims of the onslaught of super typhoon "Yolanda" last November 8.

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Greater challenge in ‘Yolanda’ aftermath is rebuilding communities, says Legarda

November 12, 2013 10:33 pm· 5 Comments 

MANILA, Nov. 12 — Sen. Loren Legarda on Tuesday said that although affected citizens of typhoon "Yolanda"-hit areas immediately need food, clothing and the like, the rehabilitation of communities must not be ignored.

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Mercy flights will not cause traffic at MCIA

November 12, 2013 10:33 pm· Comments Off on Mercy flights will not cause traffic at MCIA 

By Joann Santiago

MACTAN ISLAND, Nov. 12 (PNA) — As relief efforts continue to pour in the Philippines, so is the number of aircrafts needing the facilities of several airports.

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