A total of 21,379 families (103,604 persons) are being served inside 386 evacuation centers. While 860,806 families (3,952,667 persons) who are not in evacuation centers, are also being served.
To ensure the safety of Filipinos given the current security situation in Yemen, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario on December 9 raised Crisis Alert Level 3 (voluntary repatriation) in that country.
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario met with Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop on December 8, who pledged the Australian Government’s long-term commitment to the Philippines’ rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts following the devastation of super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). The Foreign Minister had earlier visited Leyte to personally survey the scale of the destruction as well as the ongoing post-disaster response on the ground.
Hyacinth Joy R. Singasing, 12, a Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiary, walks for more than an hour along the rough road from her home in Barangay Banga going to Sugpon National High School where she is currently in her 8th grade.
Twenty ten-wheeler trucks recently arrived at the relief hub here to support the disaster relief operations of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for Typhoon Yolanda victims in Eastern Visayas.
The donation, composed of a tractor, a trailing harrow, and a rotary tiller, will assist in the swift rehabilitation of damaged agricultural areas in the Eastern Visayas region.
Secretary Albert F. del Rosario today raised crisis alert level 3 in Yemen. Alert level 3 is raised when violent disturbances or external aggression occur in a limited area. Filipinos who wish to come home will be repatriated at government expense.
The Government of the Philippines, through the Department of Finance and the Bureau of Internal Revenue, negotiated and concluded today the Protocol Amending the Convention between the Philippines and the Italian Republic for the Avoidance of Double Taxation with respect to Taxes in Income and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion originally signed on December 5, 1980.
A total of 21,379 families (103,604 persons) are being served inside 386 evacuation centers. While 832,278 families (3,885,327 persons) who are not in evacuation centers, are also being served.
While the President and his delegation will arrive in Tokyo on December 12 for a number of bilateral [Philippine-Japan] events and meetings, activities related to the ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit are actually scheduled on December 13 and 14. The ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit will be the culminating event to a full year of activities commemorating 40 years of ASEAN-Japan relations.