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  • 3 Oct 2018- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines "About 300 million people in the Asia and Pacific region do not have improved access to water and 1.7 billion lack access to basic sanitation," ADB president Takehiko Nakao said October 2 at the Asia Water 2018 forum in
  • 26 Jul 2017- 09:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines A report published July 14th by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in collaboration with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research warns of potentially devastating consequences for the Asia Pacific region of unabated climate
  • 11 Nov 2016- 08:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Three years after Typhoon Haiyan-- the strongest typhoon to make landfall in the Philippines’ recorded history-- the Philippine Red Cross and partners reported progress in supporting thousands of households in affected provinces. In
  • 4 May 2016- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has distributed food rations to over 29,000 people in two drought-hit municipalities in the Philippines’ North Cotabato province, the agency said this week. Thousands of farmers in
  • 21 Dec 2015- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on December 18th declared a state of national calamity in the wake of Typhoon Melor (know in the Philippines as “Nona.”) The storm, which hit the island nation early last week, has killed at
  • 9 Nov 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Philippines has made “significant” progress in rebuilding and increasing resilience to natural disaster in the two years since Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the country, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said
  • 22 Apr 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti Haiti has recorded three times as many cholera cases in the first quarter of 2015-- 11,414, with 105 deaths-- than it did in the same period in 2014, according to new statistics from the Ministry of Public Health and Population.
  • 9 Dec 2014- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it has stashed drinking water supplies, including water kits, hygiene kits, water pumps, generators, and water storage and treatment facilities, in warehouses in the cities of Tacloban
  • 22 Aug 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Philippines will likely fail to achieve most of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the 2015 deadline, according to a new report by the country's National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the United
  • 22 Jul 2014- 10:22 by Local Press Report MANILA Angmalaya Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Toshinao Urabe turned over to Secretary of Public Works and Highways Rogelio L. Singson, on Wednesday, July 9, eight new mobile drainage pumps from the Government of Japan through the Grant Aid Program
  • 13 Mar 2014- 09:35 by Local Press Report MANILA Philippine Star The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed on Wednesday a $20-million grant to help 70 municipalities affected by typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. “We have laid the groundwork to immediately put this assistance to use in cash-for-work
  • 18 Dec 2013- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank (ADB) this week approved a $372.1 million USD loan and $20 million USD in grants to help restore basic social services and support rebuilding efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Super-Typhoon Haiyan,
  • 14 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Survivors of super-Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines six days ago, leaving a path of destruction so great the storm is being called the nation’s worst natural disaster, remain in desperate need of clean water, food and
  • 11 Nov 2013- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines At least 2 million people in 41 provinces in the Philippines have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms in recorded history, which ravaged the island country over the weekend. The typhoon will likely be
  • 25 Sep 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines A new co-authored Asian Development Bank (ADB) report on the post-2015 development agenda identifies water and sanitation among the key pillars within a future development framework. The report, Asia-Pacific Aspirations: Perspectives