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LIST: Foreign aid for Philippines after Typhoon Ompong

Sep 18, 2018 - 11:17 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Here is a list of countries and international organizations donating to the Philippines after Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut)

TYPHOON OMPONG. Workers clear debris on September 16, 2018, from a landslide after Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) in Baguio City. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Philippines formally rejects P380 million in EU aid

Jan 24, 2018 - 4:50 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippines is also about to reject an additional P2.4 billion in European aid for sustainable energy projects

REJECTED AID. Ambassador Franz Jessen, head of the EU Delegation to the Philippines, says the Philippines has formally rejected 6.1 million euros in European aid. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Trump threatens to cut Pakistan aid over 'deceit' in terror fight

Jan 01, 2018 - 10:32 PM

(UPDATED) 'The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools,' Trump said in his first tweet of 2018.

PROTEST. A protester jumps over the burning effigy of US President Donald Trump during an anti-US and Israeli protest in Peshawar on December 8, 2017, following Trump's decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Photo by Abdul Majeed / AFP

LIST: Countries offering sympathy, aid after Vinta in PH

Dec 26, 2017 - 4:05 PM

Rappler is compiling a list of countries that have sent messages of sympathy or assistance after Typhoon Vinta (Tembin) in the Philippines

Philippines' foreign aid disbursements decline in 2016

Nov 20, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The Department of Transportation, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Land Bank of the Philippines, and National Irrigation Administration are the top 4 agencies that failed to meet disbursement targets for 2016

UNMET TARGETS. The decline in disbursements reflects the planning and implementation capacities of project management offices. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Marawi foreign aid being sifted to ensure compliance with Duterte orders

Oct 27, 2017 - 2:24 PM

President Duterte's directive to accept only aid with no strings attached is a major consideration in choosing whether or not to accept an offer of assistance, says the Office of Civil Defense

Photo by Bobbby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte, Senators in UK, Trump | Midday wRap

Oct 23, 2017 - 12:54 PM

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Duterte says he refused '$18-20 million' from UK

Oct 12, 2017 - 8:36 PM

'Mabubuhay rin tayo. Anyway, I control the foreign affairs of this government,' President Rodrigo Duterte says

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the relaunching of the Malacañang Press Briefing Room (MPBR) at the New Executive Building (NEB) on October 12, 2017, urges the members of the media to remain committed to the truth. YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Australia gives P34-M aid for Marawi clash victims

Jun 21, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Australia vows to work with the Philippine government to combat terrorism in our region Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says

TOP DIPLOMAT. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop gestures during her speech at the Albert del Rosario Institute for Strategic and International Studies in Manila on March 16, 2017. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

EU defends aid with conditions: It's our taxpayers' money

May 27, 2017 - 9:41 PM

If people think that other donors would be without conditions I would like to see those providers of assistance who have no conditions an EU official says

EU AID. Visiting EU official Gunnar Wiegand says it is important for international donors to set conditions before giving aid. Screen grab from Rappler video

EU: We won't beg PH to take our money

May 25, 2017 - 8:30 PM

The EU says there is no lack of other countries to help if Europe is not welcome to provide money to the Philippines

'WE'RE OFFERING.' EU official Gunnar Wiegand says on May 25, 2017, that the EU will not 'beg' the Philippines to accept aid from Europe. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

PH to 'boycott' conditional aid from 'all countries'

May 19, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano also praises China and Japan for helping the Philippines without conditions

FIRST DAY. Newly appointed Foreign Secretary Alan Cayetano visits DFA's passport processing area in ASEAN on his first day as top diplomat. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Trump hits State Department in 'hard power' budget blueprint

Mar 16, 2017 - 12:20 PM

3rd UPDATE An alarmed United Nations warn against abrupt funding cuts that would undermine its longer term reform efforts

AMERICAN AID. In this file photo, a USAID officer watches as a US military C-17 cargo plane taxis to a stop at Kathmandu's international airport on May 3, 2015. Roberto Schmidt/AFP

Trump eyes jump in U.S. defense spending

Feb 28, 2017 - 7:21 AM

UPDATED Previewing measures designed to back up campaign promises with dollars and cents Donald Trump promised a fiscal plan focused on public safety and national security

TRUMP'S BUDGET. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks about US President Donald Trump's budget during a press briefing at the White House February 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

P2.8M in Yolanda aid wasted due to red tape, logistical issues

Feb 02, 2017 - 10:39 AM

Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo says her department is working on a faster and more efficient system to process disaster relief donations

SUPER TYPHOON YOLANDA. Rappler file photo

Rodrigo Duterte, United States, Twitter | 6PM wRap

Oct 25, 2016 - 9:31 PM

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Makati Business Club: Yes to strong China ties, but maintain US alliance

Oct 25, 2016 - 5:20 PM

The Philippines premier business group welcomes President Rodrigo Duterte s pivot to China but emphasizes that it should not come at the expense of the United States

STRONGER TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands to conclude their bilateral talks in Beijing on October 20, 2016. File photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Duterte: No strings attached in Lawin aid from China

Oct 25, 2016 - 11:45 AM

It s completely out of benevolence says Duterte about the almost P90 million in aid from China for Super Typhoon Lawin Haima recovery efforts

AID FROM CHINA. President Duterte and Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jinhua meet in Malacañang Palace on October 24, 2016. Photo by ALBERT ALCAIN/ Presidential Photo

PH welcomes foreign aid without conditions – DSWD chief

Oct 24, 2016 - 10:15 PM

DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo clarifies that her Facebook post only wanted to highlight that the Philippines had been able to stand on its own in delivering immediate emergency relief

WRATH. This bridge in Peñablanca, Cagayan was destroyed by #LawinPH, leaving dozen of villages still isolated. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

DSWD: PH has enough relief funds, foreign aid not needed now

Oct 23, 2016 - 11:40 PM

Hindi tayo dapat maging pala asa at pala hingi sa mga dayuhang gobyerno kung kaya nating tumindig sa sariling paa says Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

Volunteers repack relief goods in People's Gymnasium Tuguegarao, Cagayan Province. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Drilon: Constant insults vs allies could put $3-B aid in jeopardy

Oct 12, 2016 - 7:00 PM

In response Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says I am not the foreign affairs minister but I would say that yes there is some logic to what you re saying

What Typhoon Yolanda foreign aid looks like without US, EU, and UN

Oct 09, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Donations from the United Nations European Union and the United States in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda reached 231 587 655 P11 19 billion or 26 77 of the total foreign aid received by the Philippines

Duterte and the US, Teddy Boy Locsin, Derrick Rose | 12PM wRap

Oct 07, 2016 - 2:02 PM

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Duterte to EU, US: Withdraw aid, we will survive

Oct 06, 2016 - 7:21 PM

I ll be the first one to go hungry I ll be the first one to die of hunger But we will never never compromise our dignity as Filipinos says an indignant President Rodrigo Duterte

'WE WILL SURVIVE.' President Duterte says the Philippines can make do without foreign aid. File photo by REY BANIQUET/PPD

Groups fear Yolanda victims will slide back to being exploited

Nov 05, 2015 - 10:35 PM

Foreign aid groups say desperation and helplessness lead people in the damaged communities to resort to jobs or employers who are abusive and indifferent to their laborers

Jonathan Price of the International Labor Organization talks about the group's rehabilitation efforts in Yolanda-hit areas.

#RubyPH: When foreigners become locals at heart

Dec 10, 2014 - 6:11 PM

Volunteers feel like they are part of this community We are living here we are working here We have to help this community

Recovering from Yolanda: Gains, missed chances, opportunities

Nov 08, 2014 - 7:15 AM

In the next year let s consolidate the gains not miss chances and realize all the opportunities for recovery Our countrymen in the Visayas deserve that

Advocacy group urges renewed global push to end Africa poverty

Oct 06, 2014 - 3:52 PM

Nations vowing to wipe out poverty in Africa have failed to come through with sufficient aid an international advocacy group said in a report

ESCAPING WAR. A woman and her children displaced by fighting in South Sudan sit outside her tent at the Kule camp for Internally Displaced People at the Pagak border crossing in Gambella, Ethiopia, on July 10, 2014. Zacharias Abubeker/AFP

Australia provides aid to typhoon Glenda survivors

Jul 17, 2014 - 4:43 PM

Australia will give up to P10 million in immediate aid

EU announces €30-M grant for Yolanda survivors

Jun 05, 2014 - 6:00 PM

As of 2014 donations made by the European Union its member states and private European citizens amount to a total of €740 million 1 billion

EU GRANT. EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva talks about the help given by Europe in the aftermath of Yolanda. Photo by Rappler

Taiwan donates $1M for Yolanda survivors

Jun 05, 2014 - 2:00 PM

Before this the Taiwanese government gave around 1 billion for survivors of major Philippine disasters including the 2013 Bohol earthquake and Typhoon Pablo in 2012

TAIWAN DONATION. DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman and Ambassador Wang present the check donation for Yolanda survivors. Photo from DSWD

Philippines gets 135% of Yolanda cash pledges

May 13, 2014 - 9:36 AM

But Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez questions the conditions for towns and cities to receive these foreign donations

EXPERT CARE. A Canadian medic checks on a child in an evacuation center outside of Roxas City, Capiz. Photo from the Canadian Embassy in Manila.

Gov't launches improved foreign aid tracking site

Apr 30, 2014 - 2:51 PM

The new version allows 64 countries and 7 multilateral organizations to input their cash and non cash pledges on the site increasing accuracy of foreign aid tracking

IMPROVED VERSION. The government launches Version 2.0 of its foreign aid tracking site, FAiTH. Screenshot of FAiTH website

Donors get online access to track Yolanda foreign aid

Apr 07, 2014 - 7:22 PM

The DFA gives 64 donor countries and 7 multilateral organizations access to the government s online tracker to monitor foreign aid donations

FAiTH. Screenshot of the Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (FAiTH) website on Sunday, November 17.

DSWD looks into distribution of spoiled goods

Mar 21, 2014 - 5:02 PM

Malacañang says Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman is investigating the scope of the alleged distribution of spoiled relief goods in Leyte

PH lists 'zero' Haiyan aid from 9 donor-countries

Mar 21, 2014 - 9:37 AM

The FAITH hub can track foreign aid coursed through government agencies only but some donor countries have informed government the site is not updated

EXPERT CARE. A Canadian medic checks on a child in an evacuation center outside of Roxas City, Capiz. Photo from the Canadian Embassy in Manila.

Gov't to improve foreign aid tracking site

Mar 10, 2014 - 6:45 PM

The updated version aims not just to track aid received by the government but also to show where the money from multilateral organizations goes

ILO: Norway aid helps livelihood programs in Yolanda-hit areas

Feb 05, 2014 - 6:12 PM

Norway increases its aid to a total of USD 42 million allocating USD 3 2 million to the ILO’s livelihood recovery program

NO LIVELIHOOD. Super Typhoon Yolanda not only left residents in Tacloban City, Leyte without homes but also without sources of income. Photo from EPA/ Dennis Sabangan.

Beyond plywood and floor measurements

Jan 20, 2014 - 7:00 AM

If Yolanda affected families are not able to build back their own homes they have to live in this communal world filled with vulnerabilities

Haiyan cash pledges: PH gets only 20%

Jan 17, 2014 - 12:23 PM

To help rebuild the Philippines a UN official appeals for more aid from countries that tend to forget

EXPERT CARE. A Canadian medic checks on a child in an evacuation center outside of Roxas City, Capiz. Photo from the Canadian Embassy in Manila.

Aquino to diplomats: The PH remembers who our friends are

Jan 10, 2014 - 12:34 PM

Apostolic Nuncio and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto says they will help in rebuilding something even better than what was destroyed

GRATITUDE. President Benigno Aquino III thanks ambassadors for the aid extended by their nations to the Philippines in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda. Screenshot from RTVM

Who will audit Yolanda donations sent via private sector?

Dec 06, 2013 - 2:12 PM

More than 98 of aid for Yolanda victims is coursed through non governmental institutions Who will audit them?

Australia's top diplomat to visit Haiyan-hit Leyte

Dec 05, 2013 - 7:00 AM

In her two day visit at stake is the plight of over 391 700 Filipinos in Australia

OFF TO INDONESIA, CHINA. In this file photo, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop talks to media at the sixth Bali Democracy Forum in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, 08 November 2013. EPA/Made Nagi

DFA: Yolanda shows need for PH-US accord

Nov 25, 2013 - 5:27 PM

We realized that this is the jewel of the friendship We must preserve it at all costs says one of 3 US congressmen who are here to coordinate US assistance

Yolanda survivors, now climate change refugees, demand justice

Nov 23, 2013 - 6:15 PM

In a rally in Mendiola they say gov t should ensure that relief goods are equitably distributed and victims in remote towns are reached

Italy waives commission on Filipino remittances

Nov 22, 2013 - 11:29 AM

Filipinos in Italy can send money to relatives affected by Typhoon Yolanda without commission

BLOCKED. A street in Ormoc, Leyte after the onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda. Photo by Cleariza Gavito/Rappler

Monitor foreign aid online with FAiTH

Nov 17, 2013 - 10:04 PM

The Foreign Aid Transparency Hub FAiTH contains comprehensive information on foreign humanitarian aid and donations in response to disasters

FAiTH. Screenshot of the Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (FAiTH) website on Sunday, November 17.

Japan medics bring high-tech fixes to PH typhoon areas

Nov 16, 2013 - 2:37 PM

Mobile X ray kits are helping Japanese medics treat Filipinos hit by Typhoon Haiyan

MEDICAL AID. Jennifer Purga checks on her husband in a Tacloban hospital. Japanese technology is helping to improve care for some victims of the typhoon. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Beijing's meager typhoon aid is diplomatic misstep: experts

Nov 16, 2013 - 2:24 PM

Experts say China s missed opportunity could have broader diplomatic repercussions

HUMAN COSTS. Marelom Cassanares, 37, with 5 children and no home at the grave of her husband in Palo, Leyte on November 15, 2013. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Aquino to visit Leyte, lead operations

Nov 15, 2013 - 6:59 PM

A week since the storm the national government continues to work on getting aid to survivors and retrieving dead bodies

CARE FOR SURVIVORS. President Benigno Aquino III says the government is prioritizing care for survivors of super typhoon Yolanda. Photo by Malacanang Photo Bureau