Japan premier vows ‘ceaseless’ aid as snow hampers quake relief

Reuters 01/07/2024

WAJIMA, Japan — Japan’s prime minister vowed to provide “ceaseless” support to areas devastated by the New Year’s Day earthquake as snow and sleet hampered rescue and relief efforts and local media reported that the disaster had now claimed…

Cebu City gov’t to provide housing materials, shoulder hospital bills for Tisa fire victims

Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 11/23/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City government is set to provide housing materials and additional financial assistance to the victims of the fire that swept through seven houses in Sitio Capaculan, Barangay Tisa on Thursday, November…

House panel OKs substitute bill to expand aid to teachers, students in private schools

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 11/20/2023

MANILA, Philippines — A House of Representatives panel has approved a still unnumbered substitute bill that would expand the government assistance given to teachers and students in private schools. During the hearing of the House Committee on…

US moving quickly to boost Israel’s military. A look at what aid it’s providing

Associated Press 10/15/2023

WASHINGTON — Within hours of the horrific attack by Hamas, the U.S. began moving warships and aircraft to the region to be ready to provide Israel with whatever it needed to respond. A second U.S. carrier strike…

Japan hopes to shore up PH defense amid Taiwan tensions

Reuters 06/17/2023

TOKYO—Japan is preparing military aid for the Philippines to help secure sea approaches and safeguard Taiwan’s western flank, officials said, deepening security ties that could bring Japanese forces back to the Philippines for the first time since…

Mandaue City flood victims receive financial aid

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/11/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Almost 1,000 Mandaue City flood victims received financial assistance on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex. A total of 983 beneficiaries from barangays Umapad, Cubacub, Casili, and…

Kin of fatalities in Loay bridge collapse get aid

Doris C. Bongcac 05/03/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Rep. Edward delos Santos of Ang Probinsyano Partylist extended assistance to the families of the fatalities in the Loay bridge collapse in Bohol province. On Saturday, Delos Santos visited the wake of van…

Cebu City mulls P5M aid to Agaton PH affected areas

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City wants to give back to the provinces that helped it during Typhoon Odette, especially those who have been badly hit by Typhoon Agaton. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said that he…

DILG asks 48 LGUs to explain slow aid distribution

Dexter Cabalza 03/23/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has issued show cause orders to 48 local governments in areas hit hard by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) three months ago, for their slow distribution of…

Rama seeks P400M more for financial aid to Cebu City’s typhoon victims

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is asking for at least P400 million for additional aid in the Supplemental Budget No. 1.  Rama told CDN Digital that he would want more residents to receive…

Aid for vaccinated seniors in Mandaue mulled

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/05/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Vaccinated senior citizens in Mandaue City may receive additional aid from the city government. Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad, who is also the president of the Association of Barangay Councils and chairman of…

Aid to PUV drivers amid unstoppable oil price hikes: P1B in cash grants

Ben O. de Vera - Reporter / @bendeveraINQ 10/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines—The government will give away cash grants totaling P1 billion to at least 178,000 registered drivers of public utility vehicles (PUVs), like jeepneys and buses, to help ease the impact of a continuing increase in oil…

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