WEATHER UPDATE Typhoon YOLANDA November 6, 2013

AFTERMATH OF SUPERTYPHOON ‘YOLANDA’ (‘HAIYAN’) AND THE RELIEF OPERATIONS OF THE ACF NETWORK (AKBAYAN, LEARN, SENTRO, APL, ETC.)

Super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”) that slammed primarily the central Philippines last Nov. 8 is one of the strongest typhoons in recorded history. Weather experts concede that in terms of overall strength, Yolanda is officially the fourth strongest cyclone in world history.However, unlike Yolanda, the peak strength of the top three storms occur at…

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SENTRO, APL reiterate call for SSS commissioners to return their bonuses

MEMBERS of the Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO), including the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL), picketed today the head office of the Social Security System to reiterate their earlier call for the SSS commissioners to return their “scandalous” bonuses to the pension fund’s coffers. Francisco Mero, SENTRO chair, also stressed the labor…