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19 Nov 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


Assemblée générale
Soixante-deuxième session
53eet54e séances plénières – matin & après-midi

19 Nov 2007 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-second General Assembly
53rd & 54th Meetings (AM & PM)

Chernobyl Disaster, Aid to Rwanda Genocide Survivors Also Discussed; Adopts Resolution on Overview of United Nations Climate Change Activities

23 Oct 2007 description

Social Welfare and Development Secretary Esperanza I. Cabral hoists the key of the heavy equipment donated by the People's Republic of China (PROC) for the victims of the Southern Leyte landslide and the Guimaras oil spill. Shown handing the key to Secretary Cabral is Chinese Ambassador Song Tao.

The PROC donation also consists of construction and building materials, oil pollution clearing supplies, dump trucks, wheel loader, refrigerator car, computers, and digital cameras.

06 Jun 2007 description

Nine months after the ill-fated Solar 1 oil spill incident in Guimaras, the victims are back on their feet again. This time, with renewed enthusiasm as they avail of the P3-million alternative livelihood program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Petron Foundation.

Twenty five members of Barangay Sebaste Seaweeds Growers SEA-K Association in the municipality of Sibunag can now start operating their seaweed growing project after gaining skills on seaweed production through a capability-building workshop conducted by the DSWD.

21 Nov 2006 description

"Heal our land, Hear our cry and heal our broken land..."

These last notes of a popular religious song echoed as local officials and the people of Guimaras Island, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and representatives from the United Nations system in the Philippines gathered at the provincial capitol to launch the recovery phase of the island after a devastating oil spill.

From November 16-17, Guimaras Governor Joaquin Carlos Rahman Nava received United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator …

05 Nov 2006 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Department for Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and Headquarters.

22 Sep 2006 description

Continuous surveillance, containment and clean-up operations are being undertaken by the members of the Task Force SOS. For Guimaras, the total area cleaned-up is 126.85 kilometers and the volume of debris collected is 1,777.68 metric tons. Relatedly, a total of 102,875 sacks of collected contaminated oily debris were loaded to barges at Cabalagna Wharf hauled from the different affected Barangays. For Iloilo, the total areas cleaned-up are 38 kilometers and the volume of debris collected is 59.29 metric tons. Collected debris are to be picked-up by CV General Services.

21 Sep 2006 description
report UN Children's Fund

21 September 2006, Makati City. --- More relief assistance is underway for residents affected by the August 11th Guimaras oil spill in the coming weeks after the Australian Embassy recently awarded a cheque worth more than P7.2 million to the United Nations Children's Fund to boost relief operations in the area.

The UNICEF Emergency Team will use the donation to buy food items and basic school supplies and equipment, support deworming of and provide educational assistance to day care and school children, put up temporary learning centers and shelters and improve water and sanitation …

18 Sep 2006 description

Spills in Lebanon and Philippines Place Natural Resources at Risk

Sept. 18, 2006 - The NOAA Office of Response and Restoration is working with the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Coast Guard to respond to recent international oil spill emergencies in Lebanon and the Philippines. NOAA's Scientific Support Coordinators are at the forefront of emergency response efforts providing scientific support and comprehensive solutions to hazardous material releases in the marine environment.

13 Sep 2006 description
report World Vision

by Diwa Aquino-Gacosta - World Vision Philippines Communications

The oil spill from sunken tanker MT Solar I continues to devastate the environment, killing not only the rich marine resources of the Philippines coast, but the livelihoods of the people dependent on the sea as well.

According to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, US$1.14 million worth of marine resources in fish cages and fish pens have been destroyed. The tourism industry in Guimaras and Iloilo has also slowed. The Department of Tourism has projected US$71,400 worth of lost tourism revenue.

11 Sep 2006 description

Sources : PCG Manila , OCD Region VI, TF Ligtas Guimaras, DSWD, DOH PDCC Guimaras

I. Summary of the Effects

A..Affected Areas - 59 barangays in 3 municipalities, of Guimaras

B. Affected Population - 7,870 families or 39,004 persons

C.Threatened Areas - 38 municipalities ( 1 in Guimaras, 16 in Iloilo and 21 in Negros Occidental)

D. Affected Ecosystems - 234.84 kms, coastline, 15.8 sq kms coral reef, 479.08 has mangroves, 58 has seaweeds, 824.5 has fishponds and 1,143.45 has DENR marine reserve

F. Estimated Cost of Damage - P1,069,185.00 cost of 367.29 has fishponds


10 Sep 2006 description

by Rebecca Cadavos

MAASIN CITY - The National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) supported the province' rehabilitation plan for an effective local governance, NDCC Executive Officer Glenn J. Rabonza disclosed during his visit here last Friday, September 8 at the provincial capitol.

Rabonza revealed that NDCC will refer to the master plan developed by the Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) and will probably replicate the same in the provinces of Guimaras and Albay, where another calamity hit their areas,

Rabonza further commended the PDCC through its Chair Gov.

08 Sep 2006 description

Sources: RDCC VI, PDCC Guimaras, OCD VI, DOH, DSWD, Petron, BFAR-DA, DENR, PCG and UNDP


07 Sep 2006 description

Sources: RDCC VI, PDCC Guimaras, OCD VI, DOH, DSWD, Petron, BFAR-DA, DENR, PCG and UNDP


07 Sep 2006 description

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has ordered Task Force Guimaras to provide the necessary medical assistance and seal off the affected shorelines in Guimaras province to ensure that people in those areas, particularly children, are not exposed to the hazards posed by the Solar I oil spill.

In a statement, Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye said today that on the President's instructions, the Department of Health (DOH) is also beefing up the number of health workers in Guimaras attending to the medical needs of the affected residents and the volunteer workers helping up in the cleanup …

07 Sep 2006 description

Upon instructions of the President, Task Force Guimaras has stepped up medical assistance and is taking action to seal off the affected shorelines of the province from loiterers, particularly children, to prevent them from being exposed to health risks.

The Department of Health (DOH) is also beefing up the number of health workers attending to the medical needs of the local residents and clean-up workers.

Public health is among the President's top priority concerns in this campaign and we will exhaust all measures to ensure that the damage brought by the oil spill will not take …

06 Sep 2006 description

BARANGAY ALUBIHOD, Guimaras Island - Exuding confidence that the disaster wrought by the Solar I oil spill had been effectively contained, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo pledged today that the government would work doubly hard to bring back the old glory of Guimaras Island.

The President made this pledge during the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) meeting here today.

"We are here again today, this time to make this pledge: Guimaras will be great again," the President said on her third visit to the tourist island that has been despoiled by the oil spill from …