DOH: Boil/chlorinate drinking water for Tacloban and other areas

Secretary of Health Enrique T. Ona today urged displaced residents in Leyte and Eastern Samar to either boil or chlorinate drinking water after it was disclosed that several drinking water samples from Yolanda affected areas showed fecal contamination after water testing was done.

DepEd honors heroic teacher

The Department of Education (DepEd) recognized the heroism of one of its own during the onslaught of super typhoon Yolanda. Rogelio Lardera, a teacher at Concepcion Central School in Iloilo perished on November 8, 2013 after saving several children as a first responder in their municipality.

DILG: 3-month deadline for oil spill clean up not acceptable

Secretary of the Interior and Local Government Mar Roxas today urged the private contractor hired for cleanup operations of the oil spill in Estancia, Iloilo, to work double time in order to contain the impact areas and keep the environmental damage to a minimum.

MMDA Memorandum Circular No. 16, s. 2013

Implementing a temporary modified truck ban in Metropolitan Manila on December 13 to 20, 2013 due to the increased vehicle volume during the Christmas season.

President’s Day: December 5, 2013

Today, President U Thein Sein of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar went to Malacañang Palace as part of his first state visit to the Philippines, upon the invitation of President Benigno S. Aquino III. At 10:00 a.m., President Benigno S. Aquino III received President Thein Sein with a welcoming ceremony at the Palace grounds. […]

Polish humanitarian action raises $366,000 for Yolanda victims, group to continue fundraising activities

The Polish Humanitarian Action (Polska Akcja Humanitarna or PAH) has, to date, raised $366,000 for the relief and rehabilitation efforts in the central Philippines in the aftermath of typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). This was disclosed on December 4 by its president Ms. Janina “Janka” Ochojska during her meeting with Philippine Ambassador to Poland Patricia Ann V. Paez at the Philippine Embassy.