Typhoons

PHL has access to 380 million UN funds to prepare for typhoons

THE Philippines will be able to draw 380 million pesos from the United Nations Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) mechanism to prepare for the upcoming typhoon season. Gustavo Gonzalez, resident and humanitarian coordinator for the United Nations (UN) in the Philippines, said Thursday that the funds will be made available …

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UN Announces P380-M Funding for PH Foresight Pilot Trial

(PNA photo by Avito Dalan) MANILA – The United Nations on Thursday announced a contribution of over PHP 380 million to fund the typhoon preventive pilot test in the Philippines. The announcement was made by UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in the Philippines, Gustavo Gonzalez, during a high-level meeting co-chaired …

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Editorial: Flood and Cebu City

EVEN BEFORE the pandemic, heavy rainfall flooding was common in most urban parts of Metro Cebu, especially downtown Cebu City, and these were the usual scenes: individuals wading through cloudy floods; small vehicles stranded in the middle of the road after an engine failure causing traffic; Residents secure televisions, refrigerators, …

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Government Resilience | Requester’s opinion

I haven’t liked the word “resilience” for years as it is often used in a patronizing way by the rich and powerful and the government: “Oh, look at the Filipinos who always smile in the worst of situations.” , especially foreign groups, have also played this tune, complete with photos, …

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