Bill Tweddell - updates

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Australia gives PH P17.5M in aid for typhoon victims

Jan 02, 2016 - 7:55 PM

The aid will include 5 700 hygiene and safety kits for families affected by flooding from Typhoon Nona Melor that hit central Luzon in mid December

BLEAK HOLIDAYS. In this photo taken on December 24, 2015, a child lies in a plastic wash basin along a flooded street in Calumpit Bulacan, north of Manila. Residents in typhoon-hit Philippine villages had little to celebrate during the holidays as towns remain submerged. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Rappler Talk: AU Ambassador Bill Tweddell on PH and SEA outlook

Dec 16, 2015 - 9:42 AM

The Philippines and Australia has 70 years of diplomatic relations How do these ties solve security issues in the region?

Australia gives P104 million to DSWD for disaster preparedness

Dec 05, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Australia reaffirms its commitment to building resilience and strengthening crisis response in the Philippines

Aussie-trained lifeguards save lives in Boracay

May 25, 2015 - 5:57 PM

The Australian modelled surf safety and lifesaving program has been highly successful There have been no drowning deaths on White Beach under the watch of the lifeguards

LIFE SAVING. Australian Ambassador Bill Tweddell (center), Philippine Red Cross Secretary General Dr Gwen Pang (3rd from right), Australian Embassy Counsellor Richard Rodgers (2nd from right) meet with local Red Cross chapter officials in White Beach. Photo from the Australian Embassy.

Australia’s best undergraduate students to study in PH

Apr 21, 2015 - 3:04 PM

A prestigious education program aims to increase understanding of Australia’s neighbors in the Indo Pacific region by supporting Australia’s best undergraduate students to study and undertake internships

(From left) Ambassador Bill Tweddell, New Colombo Plan Philippines Fellow Emily Pritchard, Hon Willem Westra van Holthe, Deputy Chief Minister of the Northern Territory of Australia, and Commissioner Alex Brillantes, Jr of the Commission on Higher Education attend the New Colombo Plan launch. Photo from the Australian Embassy.

Australia provides more support to PH after Typhoon Ruby

Dec 13, 2014 - 1:49 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell says the assistance includes health and dignity kits as well as family survival kits for affected families in Visayas and Southern Luzon

AFTER RUBY. Filipino typhoon victims walk amongst debris in the typhoon hit town of Can-Avid, Samar island, Philippines, December 8, 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

4 things that kill during typhoons

Oct 09, 2014 - 8:43 AM

Because information is critical during disasters media plays a crucial role as mediator between government and citizens says Science and Technology Assistant Secretary Raymund Liboro

BETTER REPORTING. Science and Technology Assistant Secretary Raymund Liboro says the media is the 'mediator' between government and citizens during disasters. File photo from the DOST website

Australia gives P10M-assistance to #GlendaPH victims

Jul 17, 2014 - 10:38 AM

The non food assistance includes family survival kits for 1 400 families in Albay and health and dignity kits for 2 000 women

Australia to give $8.9M in additional aid for Haiyan recovery

Mar 26, 2014 - 4:35 PM

The Australian Ambassador announced additional funding for disaster relief and rehabilitation

MISSION. After disembarking from the RAAF C-130J Hercules, Australian Official, Navy Warrant Officer Chuck Connors of the Australian Embassy(right), welcomes the civilian AusMAT on their arrival at Mactan-Cebu. (Photo: CPL Glen McCarthy ©Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence)

Metro Manila hazard maps challenge LGUs to take action

Oct 17, 2013 - 11:43 PM

Information that can save lives before a major disaster strikes the metropolis is finally available to the public