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31 Oct 2009 description

This bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and the potential impacts of these changes on the cost of the food basket. Staples contribute 40 - 80% of energy intake for the most vulnerable population groups in developing countries. Therefore, even a small increase in staple food prices has a high impact on overall food consumption, especially when the food basket is composed of very few staples.

The bulletin covers 60 countries over the period July to September 2009 .

31 Oct 2009 description

New international platform to promote food and nutrition security

The Committee for World Food Security (CFS) of FAO - the top UN forum for food security - has been revamped to allow for a more focused, coordinated and inclusive approach to addressing hunger and malnutrition, inter alia through enhanced participation by a range of inter-governmental, international, civil society and private sector organizations.

31 Oct 2009 description

Bontoc, Mt. Province (31 October) -- True to its mandate, the National Food Authority (NFA) here has provided rice assistance to typhoon victims as it continuously ensure rice security even during calamities.

NFA provincial officials said a total of 860 cavans of rice were secured from the rice agency as assistance to the thousand of families affected provincewide by typhoon "Pepeng."

Typhoon "Pepeng" batted Mountain Province leaving 43 people dead, one missing and six injured.

31 Oct 2009 description

Baguio City (31 October) -- The Cordillera region has yet to recover from the damages wrought by typhoons "Ondoy and "Pepeng," but once again we are facing a new weather disturbance, typhoon "Santi."

According to PAGASA's forecast, they are still expecting about three to four weather disturbance to hit the country before the year ends.

The government, the private sector and the international community are now working hand in hand to provide assistance to the families affected by such calamities.

31 Oct 2009 description

DATE: 31 October 2009, 6:00 PM

References: DOST-PAGASA, DSWD, PCG, DPWH, AFP, PNP, BFP, OCDRCs NCR, I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B and V

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31 Oct 2009 description
report Save the Children

MANILA, Philippines (October 31, 2009) - Typhoon Mirinae (known locally as "Santi") hit Central Luzon in the Philippines in the early hours of Saturday, October 31, just weeks after the country was devastated by Tropical Storm Ketsana and Typhoon Parma.

31 Oct 2009 description

Philippine National Red Cross Chairman Senator Richard Gordon commends staff and volunteers of PNRC Batangas Chapter who responded to the call of duty by rescuing one of the victims of the collapse of Bridge of Promise located in the boundaries of Gulod, Labac and Kumintang Ibaba in Batangas City as of 9AM today.

31 Oct 2009 description

DATE: 31 October 2009, 6:00 AM

References: DOST-PAGASA, DSWD, PCG, DPWH, AFP, PNP, BFP, OCDRCs NCR, I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B and V

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31 Oct 2009 description

Manila_(dpa) _ At least 11 people were killed as a powerful typhoon on Saturday hit several provinces in the Philippines, triggering flashfloods, landslides and widespread power outages, officials said.

Hundreds of houses in shore areas were swept away by huge waves when Typhoon Mirinae hit land late Friday in Quezon province, 120 kilometres south-east of Manila.

An 8-year-old girl and a 78-year-old woman drowned before dawn on Saturday when a river suddenly rose in Pagsanjan town in Laguna province, 55 kilometres south of Manila, according to town Mayor Emilio Ramon Ejercito …

31 Oct 2009 description

DATE: 31 October 2009, 6:00 AM

References: DOST-PAGASA, DSWD, PCG, DPWH, AFP, PNP, BFP, OCDRCs NCR, I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B and V

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31 Oct 2009 description

Typhoon "SANTI" made a landfall between 12:00 midnight to 1:00 AM over Quezon Province, Region IV-A with maximum sustained winds of 150 kph and gustiness of 185 kph. A total of 23,101 families / 115, 507 persons were pre-emptively evacuated in 251  evacuation centers while others stayed with their relatives/friends  in Regions NCR, IV-A and V. As of 6 AM, 31 Oct 2009, NDCC reported around 8,567 civilians were stranded and took shelter at various ports.  Ambuklao Dam is releasing water as pre-emptive measure.

31 Oct 2009 description

Typhoon Santi has affected over 10,667 people across 54 barangays in 5 cities and 17 municipalities. Over 5,173 persons are currently housed in 23 evacuation centres. Around 115,507 people were pre-emptively evacuated across 251 evacuation centres while others stayed with their relatives/friends  in Regions NCR, IV-A and V.

30 Oct 2009 description


DATE: 30 October 2009, 12:00 NN

Source: DOST-PAGASA, DSWD, PCG, DPWH, BFP, NEA, OCDRCs NCR, III, IV-B and V

I. WEATHER UPDATE

Typhoon "SANTI" continues to threaten Aurora-Quezon area


 

30 Oct 2009 description

This report was issued by OCHA New York based on inputs from the OCHA Regional Office for Asia Pacific (ROAP) and OCHA Philippines. It covers the period from 26 to 30 October 2009 and addresses Typhoon Parma, Tropical Storm Ketsana as well as preparations for Typhoon Mirinae ("Santi"). The next report will be issued on or around 2 November.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

- Typhoon Mirinae, locally known as "Santi", has maintained its strength and continues to move west towards Central Luzon at 24 kph.

30 Oct 2009 description

Guagua, Pampanga --- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ordered today the pre-emptive evacuation of all residents in low-lying areas and those whose houses are not sturdy enough to withstand the strength and rainfall of the coming typhoon, "Santi."

At the climate change meeting here, the President said Santi is expected to make landfall by 3 a.m.

30 Oct 2009 description

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (PGMA) lauded the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) led by its Chairman, Senator Richard Gordon for alerting the public, sending off its rescue teams and prepositioning relief equipment before typhoon Pepeng battered Pangasinan and Nueva Ecija.

PNRC Makati Branch volunteer Carissa Coscolluela relayed that PGMA was thankful for Red Cross' efforts to rescue, assist and help the victims of recent typhoons during the launching of iHub Project in Mariveles, Bataan where the president was guest of honor.

PGMA also recognized PNRC as the first to …

30 Oct 2009 description

ACT International members in the Philippines are bracing for a fourth storm in just over a month as Typhoon Mirinae bears down on already devastated northern regions.

30 Oct 2009 description

HelpAge International and local partners are continuing their efforts to assist older people caught in the earthquake, floods and resulting landslides in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

With another typhoon expected to hit the Philippines capital Manila this evening and a further earthquake under the sea near Indonesia last week, our partners' ongoing relief work is now even more vital as communities struggle to cope with worsening conditions.

The Philippines

Working with local partner Coalition of Services of the Elderly (COSE) in the Philippines, we have …