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Newsbriefs (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Publish Date: Oct 17, 2009
The chief of the Presidential Management Staff (PMS) stood by a Palace official castigated by a governor for refusing to accept a check donation for victims of Tropical Storm “Ondoy.” [read more]
103,000 GSIS members affected by ``Ondoy’’ granted P20,000 loan each (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Publish Date: Oct 17, 2009
The Government Service Insurance System said it has granted 103,000 of its members P20,000 each in emergency fund just a week since the launch of a loan program for those affected by tropical storm "Ondoy." [read more]
Seized priest’s friends ask RP, US governments for help (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Publish Date: Oct 17, 2009
Kidnapped Columban priest Fr. Michael Sinnott’s colleagues in the United States have appealed to Philippine authorities to exhaust all peaceful means to rescue the 79-year-old Irish missionary, even as they turned to the US government for help. [read more]
Dopplers could give 6-hr lead time in calamities, says governor (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Publish Date: Oct 17, 2009
Six hours. That’s the amount of lead time that communities could have to prepare for flooding if Doppler radars are installed and connected to the country’s weather forecasting system. [read more]
Pinoys in Jeddah use 'bayanihan' spirit to give aid for typhoon-hit RP (GMA News)
Publish Date: Oct 17, 2009
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - Following the surge of foreign aid that the country has been receiving, Filipino groups in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia have also sent some assistance to the victims of typhoons “Ondoy" and “Pepeng" in the Philippines. [read more]
‘Serve the People Brigade’ Continues to Extend Help to Typhoon Victims (
Publish Date: Oct 17, 2009
By Aldwin Quitasol Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY ? The Serve the People Brigade-Cordillera Disaster Response (STPB-CDR) Network has already provided relief services to at least 669 families and more than 4,000 individuals affected by Typhoon “Pepeng” in the city of Baguio and some towns of Benguet. The STPB-CDR is a relief and assistance network initiated by members [...] [read more]
Early warning for floods, landslides (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Publish Date: Oct 17, 2009
The recent “Pepeng” (international codename: Parma) and “Ondoy” (Ketsana) events and the resulting damage to life and property have highlighted problems relating to early warning systems for people to be affected by flooding and landslides. [read more]
DPWH seeks P5-billion to repair roads, bridges (Manila Bulletin)
Publish Date: Oct 17, 2009
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will request P5 billion from the P12 billion supplemental budget approved by Senate and Congress leaders to rehabilitate the infrastructures damaged by storms Ondoy and Pepeng, an official said. [read more]
PRC announces 1,404 new mechanical engineers (Manila Bulletin)
Publish Date: Oct 17, 2009
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Friday that 1,404 out of 2,322 examinees passed the Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examinations given by the Board of Mechanical Engineering in Manila and Cebu this month. [read more]
Taking steps for a greener future (Manila Bulletin)
Publish Date: Oct 17, 2009
Nature sure has a way of getting back at us. With the country losing more and more of its forests, many areas have become prone to flood and land erosion as evidenced in the recent calamities that inundated parts of Northern and Central Luzon, Metro Manila, and now the Bicol region. [read more]
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