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8 ARB organizations receive tools from FAO

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, August 19 – Eight agrarian reform beneficiary organizations (ARBOs) from five Samar and Leyte towns received farm tools from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on separate occasions since July 31 to August 4 as part of the rehabilitation process in typhoon “Yolanda” affected areas.

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Preparing for disasters? Imagine the worst

By: Miriam P. Aquino

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Aug 19 (PIA) - To Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology Director Renato Solidum, it takes imagination and anticipation to prepare a community against disasters.

Disaster imagination is identifying the problem, accepting that there is a problem, and doing something about it, he said.

“You must know how to identify the hazards that will affect your place and beyond. Try to imagine the consequences to better identify the solution,” Solidum said.

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Aussie gov't grants P33M for 26 WV projects

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 18 (PIA6) - - The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of the Australian government has provided a P33.1 million grant to support the government’s efforts on education in Western Visayas.

The grant will be used for the construction of 26 sub-projects consisting of day care centers and school buildings in identified municipalities in the region.

Maricar Calubiran, DSWD 6 Kalahi CIDDS Social Marketing Officer, said DFAT is now on its second year implementation in the region.

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Thailand Contributes Over US$600,000 to Yolanda Rehabilitation

18 August 2014 – Thailand Ambassador to the Philippines Prasas Prasasvinitchai presented a check in the amount of US$622,243.39 to Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario as additional donation from the Government and people of Thailand to aid the rehabilitation process in areas affected by typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan.

The simple handover ceremony was held at the Department of Foreign Affairs and attended by Ms. Thelsa Biolena, Director of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Response Operations Office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

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ASEAN Drums Up Support for Philippine Recovery after Yolanda

12 August 2014 - A regional high-level conference will be held in Manila on August 14 at the Philippine Army Officers Club, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, to encourage new support for the recovery and rehabilitation of Yolanda-affected communities in central Philippines.