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CARE Canada Director in the Philippines

CARE Canada Communications Director Suzanne Charest will be visiting this week some of the areas hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Charest will be available for phone interviews from the cities of Tacloban and Ormoc Nov. 25-27. She will be seeing CARE’s emergency relief efforts and on hand for the distribution of shelter 

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RBC’s support for emergency relief efforts for the Philippines

RBC is refunding the $13.50 money transfer online remittance fee for its RBC International Remittance service from November 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014 inclusive, for money being sent from Canada to personal recipients in the Philippines. By refunding these fees, RBC hopes to make it easier for RBC clients to send money to those 

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Edgar “Jojo” Zolo Mondonedo

Storm hits home but hope swells with fundraising relief efforts

By Rachelle Cruz TORONTO–Evelyn learned that it took her niece, Malou, and her husband, 12 hours to ride the motor bike and pass through the rubble, layers of debris and pulverized roads to reach the storm-ravaged Tacloban City from Borongan, Eastern Samar.  The trip alone, under normal conditions would be half that time.    When Malou 

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Lina Alcober (Photo Courtesy of Lina Alcober's Facebook)

Typhoon victims forced to fend for themselves, Toronto relatives say

By Dyan Ruiz TORONTO–Families who survived the devastation in Tacloban City brought on by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda are now forced to fend for themselves say their Toronto relatives. In interviews with The Philippine Reporter on Nov. 13, 2013, Toronto residents and friends, Lina Alcober and Rebecca Pilapil, talked about how their relatives in Tacloban City in 

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Update from Tacloban

Typhoon Yolanda Aftermath By Karl Gaspar UPDATE, TUESDAY, 19 NOV 2013:  Things are moving faster in terms of delivery of goods to the needy people of Tacloban and nearby areas, but this is not to say that the millions of peoples affected by the supertyphoon have what they need in terms of food, clothing, medicine 

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From left: Jesson Reyes, Chris Sorio, Pet Cleto, Louie Queaño, Ma Ruth D. Fernandez and Richard Lee. (PHOTO: JOSEPH SMOOKE)

Grassroots giving for typhoon victims: Non-Filipino communities raising funds

By Dyan Ruiz Many are looking to help victims of Typhoon Yolanda, which tore through the Philippines central islands on Nov. 8. But some are wary of donating to large charities because of their administrative costs, wondering how much will go directly to the typhoon victims. One option in Canada is to give to Sagip 

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Our house in Tanauan destroyed by the typhoon

Typhoon Yolanda devastated our town (Tanauan, Leyte), displaced family’s lives; SOS!

It has been two weeks since the world’s strongest storm, Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) made its way across Central Philippines, and practically wiped out many towns in Samar and Leyte . For days, thousands of people with nowhere to go for shelter, clean water, food and medical aid had to survive alongside the bodies of 

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Menonites pledge $200K for typhoon victims

By Beatrice S. Paez TORONTO –The difficult task of ensuring aid falls into the hands of the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, rests on the efforts of the fleet of local and international humanitarian workers on the ground. Beyond being entrusted with the distribution of donations, they also help determine areas that are severely neglected. The 

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Canada to send additional $5M worth of relief goods to PH

TORONTO–Mr. Christian Paradis, Federal Minister of International Development, announced Wednesday (Nov. 20) an increase in the amount of aid to the Philippines. In addition to the $20 M previously announced, another $5M worth of emergency relief goods will be sent shortly to the Philippines, using two chartered aircraft. The emergency relief goods consist of 5,000 

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UFCW donates $40K

TORONTO–Following the intense devastation inflicted on the Philippines by “super” typhoon Haiyan in early November, UFCW Canada is taking action to support urgent relief efforts in the typhoon-ravaged country. “What the Filipino people need right now are the basics of life – food, clean water, dry shelter, and warm clothes,” says Paul Meinema, President of the UFCW Canada National Council. “As 

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