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25 Jan 2010 description

The Philippine medical team that will conduct a humanitarian mission in Haiti called on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in Malacañang this afternoon before its scheduled flight this evening to the earthquake-ravaged country.


15 Jan 2010 description

A group of disaster-tested medical volunteers is scheduled to leave for Haiti to help in the rescue and relief operations in that quake-ravaged nation.

In a media briefing today, Press Secretary Cerge Remonde said the medical mission will complement government efforts to secure the welfare of 290 Filipinos living and working in Haiti, including three members of the Philippine peace keeping force, who are trapped in one of the collapsed buildings.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo activated yesterday a task force within the Philippine peacekeeping contingent to help in the rescue and …

14 Jan 2010 description

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ordered the today the activation of a task force within the Philippine Peacekeeping Contingent in Haiti that will conduct search and rescues, and relief efforts for Filipinos affected by the earthquake in that Caribbean nation.

Deputy presidential spokesperson Gary Olivar said the President issued the directives to Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo to ensure that necessary assistance and relief efforts are extended to the Filipinos in Haiti.

Olivar said DFA spokesman Ed Malaya had informed him of Secretary Romulo's instruction to …