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Caraga church stands up to ‘Pablo’

January 7, 2013

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Caraga, Davao Oriental—For 128 years, the old church here has been standing like a sentinel near a promontory facing the Pacific Ocean, as if guarding this seaside town from intruders from the sea. But the old stone and wooden structure, which started as a mission station of Recollect priests in this part of the country […]

Cebu City to give P15M Pablo aid

December 20, 2012

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THE Cebu City government will extend P15-million assistance to typhoon Pablo-affected provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental. It will also send a 60-member team to conduct a medical mission and relief distribution in Compostela Valley starting December 26, said Alvin Santillana, action officer of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council. The City Council […]

PH-US defense pact cited in Pablo relief efforts

December 17, 2012

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MANILA — US Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. cited the mutual defense treaty between the Philippines and the United States for enabling US soldiers to assist in the search and rescue operation in typhoon-hit Mindanao where the death toll has reached a thousand and more than 800 remained missing, as of Sunday. “We continue to […]

Capitol, Centcom extend aid to Pablo victims in Cebu

December 17, 2012

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FINANCIAL and material assistance were provided yesterday by Capitol officials in three southern Cebu towns that were hit hardest by typhoon Pablo two weeks ago. Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia visited families displaced by Pablo in the towns of Boljoon, Santander, and Samboan with her contingent of political allies headed by her father, Deputy House Speaker […]

Southern Cebu victims of Pablo typhoon receive Capitol aid

December 16, 2012

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by Correspondent Carmel Loise Matus   Families in southern towns of Cebu who sustained damages in their homes and properties due to Pablo’s wake received financial assistance from the Cebu provincial government. At least 177 house owners whose houses in towns of Boljoon, Santander, and Samboan were destroyed received P3,000 each while 410 owners of […]

Help for Baganga

December 16, 2012

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4 Cebu volunteers strike out on their own to deliver aid to a town with no roofs, no power Without fanfare, four Cebuana friends got together to respond to calls for help from typhoon Pablo victims in Davao Oriental. Instead of handing over noodles and cash to big-name relief organizations, they decided to to bring […]

City Hall workers asked to donate relief goods

December 14, 2012

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The more than 3,000 Mandaue City employees will be divided into 10 groups as part of the city’s efforts to donate relief goods to typhoon Pablo victims in Mindanao and Central Visayas. Each group will pool their resources to come up with relief goods to be donated to the affected residents. “May they be casual, […]

‘Pablo’ victims badly need food

December 13, 2012

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Scenes of sick children and adults in search for food or their missing family members greeted an official of the Cebu City government who went to Compostela Valley last week to assess what help is needed for the victims of typhoon Pablo. Food and water were scarce or unfit for human consumption, said Alvin Santillana, […]

Cebu LGUs, business mobilize aid for victims

December 12, 2012

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Cebu is answering the call for donations to the provinces struck last week by typhoon Pablo in Mindanao. While Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said the city would donate P1 million, Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said the Capitol will provide assistance in kind and cash but hasn’t finalized the amount yet. Garcia said she tasked the […]

Natural instincts saved whalesharks from ‘Pablo’ wrath, researchers say

December 9, 2012

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The whale sharks in Oslob town in southern Cebu were spared from Pablo’s wrath as they have an in-built warning system that prompted them to dive deep into the water to escape the strong currents whipped up by the typhoon. The Italian-based research group Physalus led by Dr. Alessandro Ponzo said that the whale sharks […]