International communities, nagpaabot ng tulong sa mga nasalanta ng Bagyong Yolanda

admin   •   November 11, 2013   •   7967

Ang mga bansang nagpaabot ng tulong sa Pilipinas kaugnay sa pananalasa ng Bagyong Yolanda. (UNTV News)

Ang mga bansang nagpaabot ng tulong sa Pilipinas kaugnay sa pananalasa ng Bagyong Yolanda. (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines — Dalawampu’t dalawang bansa ang nagpadala ng tulong para sa mga nasalanta ng Bagyong Yolanda.

Kabilang sa mga nagpaabot ng tulong ang Australia, Belgium, Canada , Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary ,Indonesia, Israel, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Spain Sweden, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom at United States.

Nangako rin ng tulong ang Taiwan at ang European Union.

Nagpaabot ang mga ito ng in kind donations, at financial aide para sa mga nasalantang residente.

May mga medics at mga skilled personnel rin na ipinadala.

Ayon kay DFA Asec. Raul Hernandez, tinanggap na rin nila  ang flash appeal mula sa United Nations.

Ayon naman sa Department of Health (DOH), nagpadala rin ang World Health Organization (WHO) ng mobile emergency hospital. (Lea Ylagan / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

Palace unconvinced PH has higher COVID-19 cases than Indonesia

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 7, 2020

Malacañang is not convinced that the Philippines has surpassed Indonesia in the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

During a press briefing on Friday (August 7), Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Philippines is conducting more COVID-19 tests which resulted in more confirmed cases.

Ibig sabihin po dahil mas maigiting ang ating pagte-test hindi totoo na mas marami tayo kaso kaysa sa Indonesia. Hindi lamang nalalaman ng mga Indonesian kung sino-sino ang mga umiikot na mayroong sakit at least tayo alam kung sino po sila (It means we are conducting more tests. It is not true that we have more cases than Indonesia. The Indonesians don’t know who are sick at least, on our case, we know),” he said.

The Department of Health (DOH) has previously explained that the COVID-19 situation in the Philippines cannot be compared to other countries because of the population difference and health care system.

Meanwhile, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año said no country can say they have been successful in their fight against COVID-19.

“No country could ever say they are successful. Look at Japan, look at Italy, even Vietnam, and Singapore,” he said. “We focus on what we are doing is appropriate, proper, and practical rather than everyday compare yourself.” -AAC (with reports from Joan Nano)

Australia to force Facebook, Google to pay media companies for content

UNTV News   •   July 31, 2020

Australia will force U.S. tech giants Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to pay Australian media outlets for news content in a landmark move on Friday (July 31) to protect independent journalism that will be watched around the world.

Australia will become the first country to require Facebook and Google to pay for news content provided by media companies under a royalty-style system that will become law this year, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said.

The move comes as the tech giants fend off calls around the world for greater regulation, and a day after Google and Facebook took a battering for alleged abuse of market power from U.S. lawmakers in a congressional hearing.

Following an inquiry into the state of the media market and the power of the U.S. platforms, the Australian government late last year told Facebook and Google to negotiate a voluntary deal with media companies to use their content. (Reuters)

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Tokyo could declare new emergency if coronavirus worsens

UNTV News   •   July 31, 2020

Tokyo could declare a state of emergency if the coronavirus situation in the Japanese capital deteriorates further, its governor warned on Friday (July 31).

Yuriko Koike said Tokyo had confirmed 463 new cases on Friday – another single-day record – and implored residents to follow health guidelines to contain the spread of the virus.

“If the situation worsens, Tokyo would have to think about issuing its own state of emergency,” Koike told a news conference.

The Japanese government lifted the nationwide state of emergency in late May after Japan appeared to have contained the outbreak, touting its mask-wearing habits and health system as some of the factors that helped it fare better than Europe and the United States.

But the virus has made a worrying resurgence. The number of daily new cases in Japan hit a new record on Thursday (July 30), with infections spreading rapidly not only in Tokyo but also in other regions. (Reuters)

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