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Manila sends more helpers, P2.5M aid for Taal victims

After dispatching trucks and ambulances to Batangas to help in evacuating people to safety from the erupting Taal Volcano on Sunday, the Manila City government on Monday sent 25 more people to assist affected families in the province and will donate P2.5 million to its hardest hit towns. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said personnel from […] The post Manila sends more helpers, P2.5M aid for Taal victims appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneJan 15th, 2020

Celebrities pull resources for donations to victims of Taal Volcano eruption

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino celebrities pulled resources together to help the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption. Batangas is under a state of calamity  after the volcano started erupting on Sunday, January 12. The number of evacuees has since risen to more than 24,000 .  The volcano remains at Alert Level 4 as of Tuesday, January 14. Angel Locsin took to her social media ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2020

Local governments outside Batangas give aid to Taal Volcano eruption victims

MANILA, Philippines – Local government units in and outside of Batangas province are doing their part to help the affected communities and evacuees amid the ongoing eruption of the Taal Volcano . Here are some initiatives, which includes making and collecting donations, sending relief goods, and assisting in ground operations. Malabon City The city government of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2020

Church calls for 2nd collection for volcano victims

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has called on priests to initiate a second collection during mass starting this weekend as part of the Catholic Church’s drive to raise funds for residents displaced by the Taal Volcano explosion last Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2020

Globe, Smart offer free calls, internet for Taal Volcano eruption victims

MANILA, Philippines – Globe Telecom and Smart Communications are providing free internet connection as well as free calls and charging stations for those affected by the ongoing  Taal Volcano eruption . Globe has provided free internet connection in all 4 terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2020

Go sends help for Davao fire victims

Sen. Bong Go has expressed concern for his fellow Davaoeños who lost their property in a recent fire that broke out in Barangay Leon Garcia Señor located in Agdao district, Davao City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

Go comes to fire victims’ rescue

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has urged fire victims to continue supporting the government’s campaign to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Go made his appeal during a video call on Tuesday while his staff distributed aid to 49 displaced families that lost their homes in Sta. Cruz, Manila. “Let us not be complacent. The […] The post Go comes to fire victims’ rescue appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 10th, 2020

Lloyd Cadena, the influencer who genuinely cared for the poor

He helped victims of the Taal Volcano eruption, gave away relief packs to the community amid the lockdown, and also extended help to our frontliners. Lloyd also has a soft spot for kids. He had been consistently giving away school supplies and even reached out to Aetas in Pampanga. The post Lloyd Cadena, the influencer who genuinely cared for the poor appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsSep 7th, 2020

Bong Go sends aid to Agusan Norte fire victims

Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go has provided assistance to six families recently affected by a fire in Barangay 3 in Nasipit, Agusan del Norte......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 5th, 2020

Kompensasyon sa Marawi siege victims, umusad na sa Kamara

Manila, Philippines – Inaprubahan na ng House committee on disaster resilience ang panukalang magbibigay ng monetary compensation sa ma residente ng Marawi na naapektuhan ng Marawi City siege noong 2017. Ayon kay Basilan Rep Mujiv Hataman hindi pa napapagkasunduan kung magkano ang ibibigay na kompensasyon dahil na rin sa mayroon pang amendments na gagawin sa consolidated […] The post Kompensasyon sa Marawi siege victims, umusad na sa Kamara appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2020

Philvolcs nakapagtala ng 20 volcanic quakes sa Taal

Manila, Philippines – Nakapagtala ng 20 volcanic quakes ang Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology sa paligid ng bulkang taal sa loob ng 24 oras.   Ayon sa PHIVOLCS, itinaas na ng ahensya sa Alert Level 1 ang paligid ng bulkan .   Maliban sa 20  volcanic quakes sa Taal Volcano, naitala rin ng ahensya […] The post Philvolcs nakapagtala ng 20 volcanic quakes sa Taal appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2020

Bong Go namigay ng ayuda sa Parañaque fire victims

Manila, Philippines – Tinatayang nasa 100 pamilya na binubuo ng 407 indibidwal ang agad nakatanggap ng ayuda mula kay Senator Christopher “Bong” Go nitong Biyernes matapos masunog ang kanilang mga tahanan sa Lower Taiwan, Doña Soledad Extension, Barangay Don Bosco, Parañaque City. Namahagi ang opisina ni Sen. Go ng food packs, facemasks, mga gamot, alcohol, […] The post Bong Go namigay ng ayuda sa Parañaque fire victims appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsAug 15th, 2020

GERI reports 37% profit fall, improving sales

Global-Estate Resorts, Inc. (GERI), Megaworld’s integrated tourism and leisure unit, reported lower earnings in the first half of the year although sales have started to recover in the second quarter. In a statement, GERI said that, excluding non-recurring gains, the company’s net income for the first half of the year reached P728 million, down 9 percent from P801 million during the same period last year. Attributable net income dropped 37 percent to P544.8 million in the first half of 2020 from P865.13 million in the same period last year. Consolidated revenues for the first half of 2020 registered at P2.9 billion, reflecting a 29 percent decline from P4.1 billion during the comparable period last year. On the other hand, rental income weakened by only 8 percent from P377 million last year to P347 million in the first half of 2020 even if mall operations were affected by the Taal eruption in the first quarter, and the strict quarantine measures in the second quarter. Hotel operations declined by 67 percent from P484 million last year to P162 million for the first six months of 2020 due to the quarantine restrictions during the period. However, the decline in revenues from the company’s core businesses was offset by the 30 percent reduction in costs and expenses, from P3.1 billion in the first half of 2019 to P2.2 billion this year. “Boracay was closed to tourists during the second quarter but as soon as the quarantine measures were relaxed in June, we saw a steep climb on the sales of our commercial and village lots in Boracay Newcoast. Buyers now prefer residential and leisure products in nature-rich settings outside of Metro Manila,” explained GERI President Monica T.Salomon. GERI’s reservation sales of residential projects during the second quarter of the year rose to P3.6 billion from P2.2 billion in the first quarter. The firm noted that the growth was achieved even as the country was placed on strict lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. It did not provide comparative figures for 2019. Residential projects in Boracay Newcoast in Aklan, Arden Botanical Estate in Cavite, Eastland Heights in Antipolo, Rizal,  and Hamptons Caliraya in Laguna comprised the bulk of sales during the first half of the year, which reached P5.8 billion. “When the news of a possible lockdown came out in mid-March, we had already braced for a conservative outlook for our residential segment,” said Salomon. She added that, “But, while the country was placed on strict quarantine, we saw aggressive take-ups of our provincial projects. In fact, on the average, our second quarter sales are 61 percent of what we have booked for the entire first half of 2020. And we still have enough inventory to address the demand for residential projects in these areas.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

Go assures assistance despite strict health protocols

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has continued to lend help to those in need of assistance while strictly observing proper health and safety protocols amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go (OFFICE OF SEN. BONG GO / MANILA BULLETIN) Go, through his office, distributed aid today to 26 families who were affected by the fire incident that ravaged properties and had one casualty in Astek Block 3 in San Joaquin, Pasig City. The chairman of the Senate health and demography committee said his staff provided immediate relief, such as food and financial assistance. The team also distributed face masks and medicines and gave away bicycles, specifically to fire victims.Go has earlier expressed his support for using bicycles as an alternative mode of transportation, especially at a time when public transportation is limited in many places in the country and at the same time promote a healthy lifestyle. “And, in fact, doon po sa mga nasunugan, tinatanong ko sila, hirap po sila… they’re having a hard time po sa transportation in going to their respective na trabaho po nila, so sabi ko, I encourage them to use bicycles. Minsan po namimigay po ako ng bisikleta sa kanila,’’he said.  (I asked the fire victims, [and they said] they’re having a hard time in going to their respective works. I encourage them to use bicycles. I provided  them with bicycles.) Government agencies also provided aid to the fire victims, particularly the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Local government officials were also present in each visit. “Walang tinitingnang oras o panahon ang pagtulong sa kapwa, lalong lalo na sa panahon ng pandemyang ito. Lagi kong sinasabi noon na kahit maging Senador man ako, kahit anong oras at pagkakataon, kapag kailangan ako ng aking mga kababayan, tutulong agad ako,’’Go said.  (We don’t look at time when it comes to helping our fellowmen, especially now during this pandemic. I have always said before that even if I become a senator. Anytime, if I am needed by my countrymen  I will help them.) Go had urged the national government to also provide proper face masks for the poor and to those who cannot afford. He also urged the government to enforce a stronger face mask-wearing policy in the country. Go also stressed that government must prioritize buying locally-made masks to save jobs, and provide it to those who cannot afford to buy their own masks to help save lives. The senator from Davao has also reiterated the need to pass the Senate Bill 204, or the Fire Protection Modernization Bill, to institutionalize the modernization of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2020

Hatid Tulong sends home at least 4,500 Mindanawons stranded in  Manila

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 July) – A total of 2,753 Mindanawons stranded in Manila were sent home by bus or boat from July 25 to 27 while another 1,800 will leave Manila on Tuesday, the chief of the Hatid Tulong Initiative (HTI) said. Assistant Secretary Joseph Encabo of the Presidential Management Staff (PMS), head […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 30th, 2020

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito sends ‘warm greetings’ to PH on Independence Day

MANILA, Philippines — Japan’s Emperor Naruhito expressed his “warm greetings and good wishes” to President Rodrigo Duterte as the Philippines marked its 122nd year of Independence. According to a statement from Malacañang Friday, the President was “profoundly honored” to receive the Emperor’s greetings. It also noted the “golden age” between Japan and the Philippines’ partnership. […] The post Japan’s Emperor Naruhito sends ‘warm greetings’ to PH on Independence Day appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2020

Pope makes appeal for pandemic victims

Pope Francis on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) called on world leaders to act wisely and generously to provide social and economic relief for the many workers who have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic. He called for the “enormous sums of money used to grow and perfect armaments be instead used to fund […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 31st, 2020

Housing department continues aid to Taal victims

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) has reiterated its commitment to help the victims of Taal Volcano eruption last January who wished to relocate to safer ground due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. “To ensure that the evacuees are securely cared for, we have built a structure of operations to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

Canada sends army to combat pandemic in Ontario, Quebec - Manila Bulletin

Canada sends army to combat pandemic in Ontario, Quebec Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsApr 24th, 2020

Sports complex to host victims

Rizal Memorial Complex in Manila, which has seen many of the country’s sportsmen and athletes, will be operational Monday as a quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients, the National Task Force against the pandemic Chief Implementer Carlito Galvez Jr., said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 5th, 2020

Volleyball community doing its share in fight vs. COVID-19

The Philippine volleyball community is once again showing unity, this time in the battle against the coronavirus (COVID-19). Volleyball stars are auctioning off their jerseys to raise funds for our frontliners or packing and delivering relief goods in their community while fans are doing their share by through monetary donations and following the government's directive to stay at home to curb the spread of the virus. Creamline setter Jia Morado is currently leading a fund-raising campaign, Every Little Thing Counts, to purchase personal protective equipment (PPEs) and facemasks for frontliners risking their lives to care and help our kababayans infected by the deadly virus. She started off by putting her Ateneo de Manila University jersey from Season 79 for bidding as other players followed suit. Ara Galang of De La Salle University put up her jersey for bidding last Saturday. On Sunday, University of Sto. Tomas Tigresses Eya Laure, Imee Hernandez, Maji Mangulabnan, Det Pepito and Janna Torres joined the drive by putting up their Season 80 girls’ volleyball jerseys for bidding. Mika Reyes on Monday led eight other members of the Philippine Superliga team Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors in donating their jerseys for the auction. Pam Lastimosa, Royse Tubino, Bang Pineda, Djanel Cheng, Ruby De Leon, Amy Ahomiro, Marje Tejada and Alex Bollier all participated in the campaign. Genesis Redido of UST men’s volleyball team provided assistance to frontliners and victims of a recent fire in his hometown in Bacoor, Cavite.        Bea De Leon of ChocoMucho extended a helping hand to her community in Marikina City. MVP on and off the court. Salamat sa iyong donasyon para sa batang Marikenyo, @_beadel! #KapitBisigMarikina pic.twitter.com/is0UqLSlCY — Teacher Stella Quimbo (@TeacherStellaQ) March 28, 2020 Meanwhile, volleyball players who are members of the military are also doing their part in their respective camps while the whole of Luzon is on an enhanced community quarantine. The Philippine volleyball community once again showed its generosity, support and love through its own little ways......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 30th, 2020