December 8, 2014 — WHILE loved ones braced for the full impact of Typhoon Ruby back home, Filipino activists in Lima, Peru, urged climate negotiators Saturday to act with more urgency in drafting a global plan to limit such potentially life-threatening events.
MANILA (Dec. 8, 2014)— Greenpeace global chief Kumi Naidoo said Sunday increasingly violent storms hitting the Philippines showed the world had to act on climate change, as Typhoon Hagupit barreled across the country.
December 8, 2014 — Senior officials from the 21 APEC member economies, the world’s largest regional economic group, will meet on December 9, 2014 in Manila to launch their agenda for collaboration during the Philippines’ year as APEC Chair in 2015 after the proceedings were preemptively moved from Legazpi City, Albay 500 kilometers to the southeast on account of Typhoon Ruby (international name: Hagupit) which barreled through the area over the weekend.
MANILA, Philippines (Dec. 8, 2014) — The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said on Monday that Typhoon “Ruby” (international name Hagupit) has affected over 1 million people.
FUKUOKA, Japan (Dec. 8, 2014) — Despite political bickering, the Philippines is in the right direction in its reconstruction efforts a year after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck and killed more than 6,000 people, according to Yoshinobu Fukasawa, UN Human Settlements Program (UN Habitat) director for Asia and the Pacific.