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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesSaturday, November 23, 2013
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ButtonNegOr allots P6-M aid for WV, Eastern Samar
ButtonPope Francis prays for ‘Yolanda’ victims
Thirteen tons of relief aid sent to Leyte
Typhoon death toll at 5,209

NegOr allots P6-M aid for
WV, Eastern Samar

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of Negros Oriental has approved the release of P6 million in relief assistance to residents affected by killer-typhoon “Yolanda” in Western Visayas and Eastern Samar.

On Thursday, the PDRRMC passed a resolution to give P1 million in relief aid each for Iloilo and Negros Occidental. It also realigned an earlier allocation of P4 million in relief assistance from Leyte to Eastern Samar, Adrian Sedillo of PDRRMC said yesterday.

He said the realignment was made after the outpouring of relief aid to Tacloban City and Leyte province, while Eastern Samar was still waiting for more donations.

Pope Francis prays
for ‘Yolanda’ victims

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis prayed yesterday for the victims of the typhoon-ravaged Philippines at a ceremony to mark the unveiling of a mosaic image of the country's youngest saint in St. Peter's Basilica.

The ceremony was attended by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila, who helped coordinate aid efforts after the storm, which left around 5,500 people dead or missing and 4.4 million homeless.

“I have been close to your people, I have seen how great the pain has been but also how strong the people have been," Francis said in an improvised speech. "Faith emerged from the ruins, it came from solidarity in the moment of hardship," he added.

Thirteen tons of relief
aid sent to Leyte

A C-130 cargo plane of the Armed Forces of the Philippines will transport around 13 tons of relief goods for survivors of super-typhoon “Yolanda” in Tacloban City, Leyte, today.

The relief effort is spearheaded by the Oriental Negros Children’s Advocacy Network and the 302nd Brigade of the Philippine Army, based in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental. ONCAN president Marrietta Jambora thanked the AFP for approving the trip, considering that the government only has three C-130 planes that have been ferrying relief goods, troops and evacuees to and from hard-hit areas in Eastern Visayas.

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