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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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Alex Chiu Foundation pledges $20K for typhoon survivors

MARKHAM–As most of you know the Philippines has been devastated by one of the strongest storms in history resulting in massive loss of lives and properties. Through the Alex Chiu Golf Tournament, I will be allocating $20,000 to the victims of this recent catastrophe. In addition, in partnership with the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians, 

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Consul General Juniver Mahilum West receiving the donation from CARP officers Dr. Francisco Portugal, Verth Bugtong, and Dr. Belle Tumbukon; held at Marcelinas Restaurant on November 13, 2013. donations of non-perishable good are also being accepted at many businesses and stores.

Other Typhoon Yolanda Donations and Fundraising Events

———————————— ABS-CBN foundation: sagip kapamilya ABS CBN Foundation International is now accepting disaster relief funds to aid in rescue and rehabilitation efforts Ways to donate: 1) Send checks to: ABS-CBN Foundation International 150 Shoreline Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065 2) Deposit to Wells Fargo Account No. 5129562574 3) Call our customer service at +1 (800) 

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford  (PHOTO: THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Publicly misbehaving

By Joe Rivera Toronto’s chattering classes are up in arms against Mayor Rob Ford’s public display of his personal shortcomings. These are glaring faults in the mayor’s behaviour in public that are perceived below the standard of moral conduct expected of public leaders. Inasmuch as the mayor has not been charged of any criminal behaviour, 

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Health-Stress

HEALTH: Harnessing Stress

By Dr. George I. Traitses Stress has become a fact of life, and for some, the daily norm. Although occasional stress can help improve our focus and performance, living with chronic stress can backfire by causing anxiety, depression, and serious health problems. Understanding who we are, knowing our major struggles, putting them in perspective, and 

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