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#ReliefPH: Help those affected by Typhoon Ursula

Dec 27, 2019 - 12:12 PM

Communities affected by Typhoon Ursula need your support. This page shows how you can help.

Groups help victims of Typhoon Tisoy, Mindanao quakes for the holidays

Dec 24, 2019 - 8:20 PM

During this season of giving, several groups help provide shelter and other needs to affected communities of recent disasters as they slowly rebuild their lives

#ReliefPH: How to help victims of flash floods in Cagayan, Isabela

Dec 07, 2019 - 3:04 PM

Here's how you can help affected communities in Cagayan, Isabela

#ReliefPH: Help victims of Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 04, 2019 - 11:36 AM

(4th UPDATE) Here's how you can help people affected by Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri)

#ReliefPH: How you can help affected communities of the Mindanao earthquake

Oct 30, 2019 - 5:13 PM

(4th UPDATE) Affected communities in Mindanao need your support. This page shows how you can extend help

How bayanihan spirit lives on in Ompong-hit areas

Oct 01, 2018 - 10:14 AM

As appeals for help increase after the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut), stories of 'bayanihan' in the affected communities surface

Groups provide relief aid to Urduja-hit Biliran

Dec 20, 2017 - 1:27 PM

The Philippine Red Cross and Caritas Philippines respond to the needs of those affected by Urduja in Biliran

Over 55,000 people forced to flee homes in Marawi

May 28, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development says it will provide assistance even to evacuees staying in their neighbors or relatives houses

Internally displaced persons passed thru a checkpoint in Iligan City on May 24, 2017, following armed clashes between the Maute group and government forces in Marawi City.

Youth activists take #BigasHindiBala call to the streets

Apr 05, 2016 - 10:13 PM

Youth groups support the Kidapawan farmers plight with various protests and relief operations

#BigasHindiBala: Can you help Mindanao farmers affected by drought?

Apr 05, 2016 - 2:07 PM

The farmers are demanding the release of calamity funds and 15 000 sacks of rice

#BIGASHINDIBALA. Actor Robin Padilla visits a warehouse in Kidapawan City on April 2 to buy 200 sacks of rice for farmers affected by the drought in Mindanao. Photo by Kilab Multimedia

Cardinal Tagle elected head of global Catholic charities

May 15, 2015 - 7:27 AM

Described as the Asian Francis Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads Caritas Internationalis as its first Asian president

1ST ASIAN PRESIDENT. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle now heads Caritas Internationalis on top of other assignments from the Vatican. Photo courtesy of Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

Cardinal Tagle eyed as int'l Caritas president

May 06, 2015 - 4:32 PM

Cardinal Tagle has been widely appreciated for his work carried out with local Caritas agencies as typhoons frequently hit the Philippines a report says

CARITAS OFFICIAL. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, chairman of Caritas Manila, speaks during the launch of Caritas Manila's solidarity fund. File photo from

My Culasi experience after Yolanda

Apr 16, 2015 - 3:49 PM

A young writer shares his experiences during a Yolanda relief operation

Gov't to improve foreign aid tracking site

Mar 10, 2014 - 6:45 PM

The updated version aims not just to track aid received by the government but also to show where the money from multilateral organizations goes

Aquino on Romualdez: Too many interviews, no real action

Dec 14, 2013 - 5:03 PM

UPDATED The President says Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez has been less than cooperative with the national government s Yolanda relief efforts

MEDIA WAR. Verbal swipes, tears and uploaded videos perpetuate the ongoing media war between President Aquino's camp and that of Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

Roxas hits Romualdez for 'malicious' video

Dec 11, 2013 - 5:56 PM

Ang layunin ng malisyosong video na ito ay pagtakpan ang sariling kapabayaan ni Mayor Romualdez says Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas

'MALICIOUS.' Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas says the "edited" video was released by Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez' camp to cover up the LGU's shortcomings. Screengrab from a Youtube video upload by Josemari Gonzalez

Action Against Hunger to aid over 300,000 Yolanda victims

Dec 06, 2013 - 11:34 AM

Food water and sanitation aid from Action Against Hunger International have reached affected towns including remote villages

LIFE-SAVING INTERVENTION. Action Against Hunger (Action Contre la Faim) International distributes aid in Yolanda-affected communities. Photo by Lucile Grosjean/ACF International

ICRC to distribute water, medical aid in Eastern Samar

Nov 30, 2013 - 7:51 PM

The International Committee of the Red Cross will focus on delivering drinking water and medical aid to thousands of affected people in Samar

WAITING FOR WATER. Filipino children line up for water at the French emergency firemen camp in the super typhoon-devastated city of Guiuan, Samar island, Philippines. Photo by Bagus Indahono/EPA

Save the Children eyes aiding half a million survivors of Haiyan

Nov 28, 2013 - 12:09 AM

What the Philippines is facing is really one of the worst humanitarian crises that I have experienced The scale is really staggering says Ned Olney of Save the Children

VULNERABLE. Child survivors, who escaped after their village was attacked by allegedly armed men, wait for help in typhoon-devastated Tacloban City, Leyte, 13 November 2013. Photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

Informal supply chains help feed Yolanda survivors

Nov 23, 2013 - 11:34 AM

Informal–sometimes underground–supply chains are helping Yolanda victims get by

INFORMAL SUPPLY. Some typhoon victims continue to live on goods from ransacked grocery stores. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

Frenzy as charity sells Beckhams' clothes for Haiyan relief

Nov 23, 2013 - 7:06 AM

David and Victoria Beckham donate 20 boxes of clothes for Red Cross to sell for the Typhoon Haiyan relief effort

SOLD OUT. Shelves were cleaned out by shoppers who bought at bargain prices clothes and shoes donated by David and Victoria Beckham to Red Cross for the Typhoon Haiyan relief effort. Photo from Victoria Beckham Twitter account (@victoriabeckham)

Eastern Visayas to get last IRA for 2013 a week early

Nov 22, 2013 - 7:38 PM

LGUs in the region hardest hit by Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan will get their December IRA of P1 57 billion a week ahead of schedule to help in relief efforts

Aquino confident of Tacloban ‘composite team’

Nov 20, 2013 - 6:28 PM

Malacañang says President Aquino left Tacloban because he is confident of the composite team led by Roxas and Soliman

China ready to send medical teams to PH

Nov 17, 2013 - 3:47 PM

China s announcement comes after its earlier pledges were criticized as meager

HELP. A Filipino woman walks past a closed store in super typhoon Haiyan devastated Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines, 14 November 2013. EPA/Mast Irham

US comes to the aid of Yolanda survivors

Nov 15, 2013 - 10:05 PM

The relationship between the Philippines and the US swings from love and hate utbthe crisis in Eastern Visayas proves a friendship that goes back stands

Forgotten Panagatan islets badly in need of aid

Nov 15, 2013 - 6:47 PM

One week after Yolanda the islets have received only one kilogram of rice 2 noodle packs and one canned good

FAR FROM HELP? The Panagatan islets in Caluya, Antique are badly in need of fresh water

Mar Roxas to CNN: No response fast enough

Nov 14, 2013 - 2:08 PM

Roxas seeks to address criticism that the government response was ineffective and inefficient

Malacañang vows transparency in accounting of foreign aid

Nov 12, 2013 - 10:14 PM

As of Tuesday afternoon aid provided by 28 countries and the European Union has reached P2 34 billion

DEVASTATION. Experts say parts of the country may be helpless against relentless storms. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

Budget reallocated; P26.84B available for Yolanda relief

Nov 12, 2013 - 9:30 PM

A breakdown of where the national government will get how much for the immediate needs of the affected provinces according to the budget department

DECIMATED. Residents walk through debris and toppled power lines in Tacloban City, Leyte on November 10, 2013, three days after devastating Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit the city on November 8, but other areas have yet to be reached. AFP/Ted Aljibe

Aquino's Cabinet mobilized for Yolanda

Nov 09, 2013 - 5:09 PM

Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma says the President has given Cabinet secretaries specific tasks to deal with the destruction left behind by Yolanda

PRIORITY RELIEF. Philippine Air Force helicoper take off from the devastated airport in Tacloban city. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

Bohol residents struggle to recover from quake

Oct 25, 2013 - 10:22 PM

How do you recover from a magnitude 7 2 earthquake? Residents of Loon one of the hardest hit towns in Bohol say they don’t know where to start

Calamity fund running dry; Aquino to tap savings

Oct 21, 2013 - 10:16 PM

The remaining calamity fund and contingency fund is at P1 billion while the DPWH says P7 billion is needed to rehabilitate damaged bridges

SUFFICIENT SUPPLIES. President Benigno Aquino III gives assurances the government has enough supplies for victims of the earthquake. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Bohol towns isolated, relief delayed

Oct 16, 2013 - 7:44 PM

Death toll is at 144 Damaged roads and bridges make rescue and relief efforts difficult if not impossible Teams have to travel by foot or by boat

RISING DEATH TOLL. A local of Loon, Bohol watches over the body of a relative who was killed by the Visayas quake. Photo by Agence France-Presse/Jay Directo

Gov't starts Zamboanga rebuilding efforts

Sep 30, 2013 - 3:32 PM

Lacierda assures the government will do its job to rehabilitate the city as soon as possible adds Vice President Jejomar Binay has started speaking to private realtors to reconstruct bunkhouses

DISPLACED. The clash between military forces and the MNLF has affected communities now in need of relief. AFP Photo

Bong, JV bring relief goods to Zambales

Sep 27, 2013 - 9:31 PM

They are here to give [relief goods] even if [some sectors] are criticizing them Let s put those aside Olongapo Mayor Rolen Paulino tells his constituents

ZAMBALES RELIEF. Senator JV Ejercito Estrada goes to Subic and other parts of Zambales on September 27 to bring relief goods to flood victims. Photo by Randy V. Datu/Rappler

DSWD needs volunteers for relief efforts

Aug 20, 2013 - 11:12 AM

Volunteers are called to come to the National Resource Operations Center Chapel Road Pasay City or call 02 852 8081 for more details

Tech companies donate to China relief

Apr 23, 2013 - 5:05 PM

Tech companies are stepping up to aid in China disaster relief

HELPING OTHERS. Medical and rescue personnel help an elderly man injured following an earthquake in southwest China’s Sichuan province. AFP photo/Xinhua News Agency

Reopened road 'major breakthrough' for 'Pablo' relief efforts

Dec 13, 2012 - 4:08 PM

Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Mar Roxas says the reopening of the Compostela Cateel road expedites the delivery of relief goods and aid to thousands of Pablo victims

OBLITERATED TOWN. A resident rides his ramshackle bike through the debris in Cateel. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

UK pledges P22.2-M for 'Pablo' relief efforts

Dec 12, 2012 - 12:19 PM

The UK government pledges 22 2 M to assist the national government in relief efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Pablo

Aid finally reaches coastal towns in Davao Oriental

Dec 07, 2012 - 7:37 PM

Aid has finally found its way to the hardest hit towns of Boston Cateel and Baganga after roads have become passable and more sea vessels have become avaialble

WASHED OUT. An aerial view of Boston, Davao Oriental. Photo by Assistant Secretary Ray Marfil

Azkals ask manager to donate part of their bonus to Pablo victims

Dec 07, 2012 - 6:14 PM

Azkals team manager Dan Palami told media that players asked him to donate part of their expected bonus to relief efforts for those affected by typhoon Pablo

Except for 3 coastal towns, Davao Oriental normalizing

Dec 05, 2012 - 5:10 PM

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas is focusing on 3 coastal towns in Davao Oriental after the rest of the province is reportedly stabilizing

RESCUE EFFORTS. Rescuers prepare their equipments at their quarters in Davao City, in southern island of Mindanao for Typhoon Bopha. Photo by AFP.

Carrie Underwood donates to Hurricane Sandy relief

Nov 12, 2012 - 8:22 AM

The singer gives all of her concert proceeds to Atlantic City

CLASS ACT. Carrie Underwood is truly worthy of 'idol worship,' according to The Hollywood Reporter. Image from Facebook

It's final: NYC axes 2012 marathon

Nov 03, 2012 - 10:47 AM

Bowing to mounting pressure Mayor Michael Bloomberg cancels New York s annual marathon as the death toll from superstorm Sandy rose and storm created shortages saw motorists fight over meager fuel supplies

CANCELED. Mayor Michael Bloomberg gives into pressure and cancels the 43rd New York City marathon set for November 4 following the destruction wrought by superstorm Sandy. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY