Efforts are under way in the Philippines to help hundreds of thousands of people affected by deadly floods that have paralysed the capital, Manila, and nearby areas.
Philippines ramps up flood relief efforts: Hundreds of thousands of people have sought refuge at evacuation centres in Manila. Efforts are under way in the Philippines to help hundreds of thousands of people affected by deadly floods that have paralysed the capital, Manila, and nearby areas.
MANILA: Philippine authorities appealed Thursday for help in getting relief to two million people affected by deadly floods in and around the capital, warning that evacuation centres were overwhelmed. After more than a month’s worth of rain was dumped on Manila in 48 hours, entire districts remained submerged although overflowing rivers had started to recede and neck-high waters seen earlier were typically down to knee deep. http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-62646-Appeal-to-help-Philippine-flood-victims
Indigenous groups in the Philippines are concerned over the new mining executive order
Indigenous people in Dao, San Fernando, Bukidnon have begun a hunger strike because of government inaction
Phnom Penh: Ten Southeast Asian nations have agreed on a code of conduct to prevent armed clashes over the South China Sea but still seek to get China to agree to it, a Cambodian official said on Monday. The agreement was reached at a meeting of foreign ministers in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, to which China does not belong. The issue of contending maritime claims is the major topic of the talks held in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, in large part because tensions over the sea have escalated in recent months. http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/asean-agrees-on-rules-for-south-china-sea-conduct_786521.html