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The Philippines
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H.E. Bill Tweddell
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Australian Embassy holds dialogue on Philippines Freedom of Information (FOI) Act

Australia Supports Tahanang Walang Hagdanan Livelihood Project

Australian Embassy Hosts Iftar, Celebrates Ties with Philippine Muslim Community

Remarks by Ambassador Bill Tweddell at Iftar reception, 22 July 2014

Australia provides immediate assistance to people affected by Typhoon Glenda

The Australian Government announced today that it will provide up to Php10 million (A$250,000) to immediately assist those affected by the typhoon. [More...]

15 July 2014

Ambassador Tweddell regrets not being able to make it to Tacloban to attend the closing ceremony of the Exercise Pacific Partnership 2014 this morning. Flights have been cancelled by airlines due to adverse weather conditions brought on by Typhoon Glenda (international name: Rammasun).

The Ambassador would still like to convey his message on the bravery and resilience of the Filipino people and express his heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in the Exercise. Please find the full text of Ambassador Tweddell's message here.



Australia taps alumni to boost development, cooperation ties in the Philippines

Australia is broadening its support to development in the Philippines through new initiatives that tap into the potential of individuals and organisations of Filipinos who wield Australian education credentials. [More...]

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Australia provides further support for recovery and reconstruction following Yolanda

Australia is providing a further Php292 million (A$7.3 million) to support the massive ongoing recovery and reconstruction activities in areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda in November last year. The additional contribution will be provided through the Resilience and Preparedness towards Inclusive Development (RAPID) Program jointly implemented by the Government of the Philippines through the Climate Change Commission, the United Nations Development Program, and the Australian Government. [More...]

Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) is estimated to be the strongest typhoon to make landfall in history. Its scale is immense; more than 13 million people have been affected and an estimated 4 million people have been displaced. Those who survived remain in need of food, shelter and health care.

Get the latest updates on Australian assistance to the people and communities affected by the typhoon here.


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