Army engineers hard at work clearing 'Yolanda' blocked roads – AFP

November 18, 2013 7:18 am· Comments Off on Army engineers hard at work clearing 'Yolanda' blocked roads – AFP 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Nov. 17 (PNA) — Army engineers have been busy clearing roads and building shelters in the hardest hit areas of Supertyphoon "Yolanda", the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Sunday said.

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United Nation-initiated action plan to help PH received $ 72-M in aid

November 18, 2013 7:18 am· Comments Off on United Nation-initiated action plan to help PH received $ 72-M in aid 

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Nov. 17 — The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) said its financial tracking services have so far received US$ 72 million worth of projects under the Haiyan Action Plan for the rebuilding and reconstruction of typhoon-hit areas.

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ADB official lauds Filipino nation for showing resilience following Yolanda's destruction

November 18, 2013 7:18 am· Comments Off on ADB official lauds Filipino nation for showing resilience following Yolanda's destruction 

MANILA, Nov. 17 — An official of the Asian Development Bank lauded the Aquino government for its relief and rehabilitation efforts following the massive destruction brought by super typhoon "Yolanda" (internationally known as Haiyan).

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Palace: System in place to identify 'Yolanda' fatalities

November 18, 2013 7:18 am· Comments Off on Palace: System in place to identify 'Yolanda' fatalities 

MANILA, Nov. 17 — Malacanang on Sunday assured the public a system is now in place to identify the fatalities left by super typhoon "Yolanda."

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Palace welcomes CNN anchor's praise for characteristic strength of Filipinos

November 18, 2013 7:18 am· Comments Off on Palace welcomes CNN anchor's praise for characteristic strength of Filipinos 

MANILA, Nov. 17 — Malacanang on Sunday welcomed the tribute that CNN anchor Anderson Cooper paid to Filipinos affected by super typhoon "Yolanda."

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Aquino government welcomes plan of international community to implement ‘Adopt-a-Community' program

November 18, 2013 7:18 am· Comments Off on Aquino government welcomes plan of international community to implement ‘Adopt-a-Community' program 

MANILA, Nov. 17 — The Aquino government welcomed the plan of the international community to implement 'Adopt-a-Community" program to restore normalcy in regions hit by super typhoon "Yolanda" (internationally known as Haiyan), Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma Jr. said on Sunday.

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Massive cleaning of typhoon ravaged Tacloban starts

November 18, 2013 7:18 am· 1 Comment 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Nov. 17 (PNA) -– Authorities have started massive cleaning in Tacloban City of corpses and debris littered on the streets and sidewalks in the aftermath of the devastation brought about by super Typhoon “Yolanda.”

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Fil-Am group in US launches fund raising drive for Yolanda typhoon victims

November 18, 2013 7:18 am· Comments Off on Fil-Am group in US launches fund raising drive for Yolanda typhoon victims 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Nov. 17 (PNA) -– The Migrant Heritage Commission (MHC), a non-profit Filipino-American organization based in Washington, DC, launched over the weekend a fund-raising drive for victims of super Typhoon Yolanda, international code-name Haiyan.

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Group collects cash donations to help ‘Yolanda’ survivors rebuild homes

November 18, 2013 7:18 am· Comments Off on Group collects cash donations to help ‘Yolanda’ survivors rebuild homes 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Nov 17 (PNA) — An environmental group on Sunday initiated a drive to help families affected by typhoon ‘Yolanda’ reconstruct their houses by using the cash donations they receive to purchase carpentry kits.

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V-22 'Osprey' helping in 'Yolanda' relief efforts

November 18, 2013 7:18 am· Comments Off on V-22 'Osprey' helping in 'Yolanda' relief efforts 

MANILA, Nov. 18 — Four Bell Boeing V-22 "Osprey", the world's first-ever tilt-rotor aircraft, are now helping in the ongoing relief efforts in Samar and Leyte provinces which was badly battered by super typhoon "Yolanda" last November 8.

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