Al Gore in surprise visit to Tacloban – Haiyan ground zero

Al Gore in surprise visit to Tacloban – Haiyan ground zero

Tacloban, Philippines | AFP |   – Climate change activist and former US vice president Al Gore made a surprise visit Saturday to an impoverished Philippine city ravaged by one of the strongest storms on record. The Nobel Peace Prize winner lit candles at a mass grave in Tacloban for thousands killed by Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, a picture […]

16.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Washington Fil-Ams remember Haiyan

Washington Fil-Ams remember Haiyan

WASHINGTON, D.C – The Philippine Humanitarian Coalition (PHC), in partnership with the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC and the US-Philippines Society, marked the second anniversary of Super Typhoon Haiyan with a Reflection forum on 06 November 2015 at the Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy. Around 90 representatives from the PHC’s member-organizations, Philippine Government agencies, and the US-Philippines Society participated in the […]

14.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘Partnership of Equals’ highlighted at PHL envoy’s US Naval War College lecture

‘Partnership of Equals’ highlighted at PHL envoy’s US Naval War College lecture

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – “While many people still look at the bilateral relations [between the Philippines and the United States] through the prism of our earlier colonial history, I firmly believe our partnership has evolved into one of equals, bound not just by our shared history but a mutuality of interests.” This was how Ambassador Jose […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Pope attracts world-record crowd at Luneta

Pope attracts world-record crowd at Luneta

By Jean-Louis De La Vaissiere / Cecil Morella Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – Pope Francis drew a record six million people as he celebrated mass in the rain-swept Philippine capital Sunday, a triumphant finale to an Asian tour in which he championed the plight of the poor. Filipinos are famous for practicing a […]

19.01.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Cyclone, hurricane, typhoon: Different names, same phenomenon

Cyclone, hurricane, typhoon: Different names, same phenomenon

Paris, France | AFP |   – They may have different names according to the region they hit, but typhoons, hurricanes and cyclones are all violent tropical storms that can generate 10 times as much energy as the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Typhoon is the Asian term for a low-pressure system that is called a hurricane […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: Environment, World News ·
Filipino American History Month celebration in Cerritos October 25

Filipino American History Month celebration in Cerritos October 25

Cerritos, CA – The Whitney High School Club Kaibigan and Filipino Parents Support Group, Cerritos High School Club Kapamilya and Gahr High School Barkada Club in partnership with Cerritos Mayor Mark & Gloria Pulido, the Filipino American Community of Cerritos, Filipino Cultural School and the Filipino American National Historical Society Los Angeles Chapter proudly present […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Pinoy UN peacekeepers to guard pope’s visit

Pinoy UN peacekeepers to guard pope’s visit

MANILA  (AFP) – The Philippines has assigned a thousand-strong force of its United Nations peacekeepers to help guard Pope Francis when he visits Asia’s main Catholic outpost next January, the military said Sunday. The papal security force will include more than 300 soldiers who were withdrawn from the UN-administered Golan Heights buffer zone after the […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Lights off for Earth Hour’s global crowdfunding call

Lights off for Earth Hour’s global crowdfunding call

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Lights went off in thousands of cities and towns across the world on Saturday for the annual Earth Hour campaign, which is aiming to raise money via the Internet for local environmental projects. The Singapore-based campaign by conservation group WWF was boosted by Hollywood star power, with “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ stars Andrew […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
PHL climate change envoy leads new protest fast

PHL climate change envoy leads new protest fast

By Karl Malakunas MANILA  (AFP) – A Philippine diplomat who went without food for 14 days last year will lead another fast on Saturday in a bid to pressure world leaders over climate change. Naderev “Yeb” Sano, the Philippines’ lead negotiator at United Nations climate talks, drank only tea and water throughout the last meeting […]

06.02.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Pacquiao hands money, Bibles to typhoon victims

Pacquiao hands money, Bibles to typhoon victims

GUIUAN  (AFP) – Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao handed out Bibles, tinned food and cash Sunday to lift people’s spirits in areas devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The former eight-title world champion toured the central island of Samar with his own aid caravan after spending the night Saturday in a tent city in the town […]

05.12.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pacquiao victory lifts spirits of typhoon-ravaged PHL

Pacquiao victory lifts spirits of typhoon-ravaged PHL

TACLOBAN, November 24, 2013 (AFP) – The storm-battered Philippines was celebrating a much-needed victory Sunday after national boxing hero Manny Pacquiao defeated American Brandon Rios in a comeback fight he dedicated to victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan. For a brief moment in the devastated city of Tacloban, those who lost their homes, their livelihoods and […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Fundraiser for UNICEF’s Disaster Relief Efforts in the Philippines

Fundraiser for UNICEF’s Disaster Relief Efforts in the Philippines

Urgent funding needed for food, medicine, clean water, and sanitation LOS ANGELES (November 15th, 2013) – In the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded, an estimated 100,000 children under the age of five and 60,000 pregnant or nursing mothers were displaced. In the hardest hit areas, more than 3,000 schools and 2,400 […]

16.11.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
US carrier arrives with aid mass burial begins

US carrier arrives with aid mass burial begins

By Cecil Morella TACLOBAN, November 14, 2013 (AFP) – A huge US aircraft carrier arrived off the coast of the typhoon-hit Philippines Thursday, offering hope of a dramatic uptick in aid to destitute survivors as officials buried scores of rotting corpses. The USS George Washington, with 5,000 sailors aboard, headed an eight-strong flotilla of US […]

15.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Expect increasingly violent cyclones, weather experts warn

Expect increasingly violent cyclones, weather experts warn

By Jean-Louis Pany PARIS (AFP) – Meteorologists have yet to formally link global warming to typhoons like the one that devastated the Philippines, but they expect increasingly extreme weather phenomena due to a rise in ocean temperatures. The trail of death and destruction left in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan was at the forefront […]

13.11.2013 · Filled under: Environment, Science & Technology, World News ·
US troops shocked by devastation

US troops shocked by devastation

By Jason Gutierrez TACLOBAN, November 11, 2013 (AFP) – US Marines Monday expressed shock at the devastation unleashed by Super Typhoon Haiyan after they flew into a ravaged central Philippines island where General Douglas MacArthur famously fulfilled his vow: “I shall return.” About 90 US personnel based in Japan arrived in the city of Tacloban […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Cyclone, hurricane, typhoon: Different names, same phenomenon

Cyclone, hurricane, typhoon: Different names, same phenomenon

PARIS  (AFP) – They may have different names according to the region they hit, but typhoons, hurricanes and cyclones are all violent tropical storms that can generate 10 times as much energy as the Hiroshima atomic bomb. The typhoon that devastated the Philippines, wiping out entire towns with a death toll that could soar well […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Environment, Science & Technology ·
Australia gives $10M to typhoon-hit PH

Australia gives $10M to typhoon-hit PH

SYDNEY, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) — Australia boosted its funding for relief efforts in the Philippines to Aus$10 million (US$9.38 million) on Monday with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop describing the unfolding tragedy as “absolutely devastating”. “Reports continue to come in that this is a disaster on a massive scale,” Bishop told reporters. Australia donated an immediate […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·