United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will arrive in Manila on December 20, 2013, and visit Tacloban City on December 21, 2013, and will leave the Philippines on December 22, for a first-hand assessment of the extent of the aftermath of super-typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
The visit is part of the UN’s efforts in extending help to Tacloban through its agencies such as the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The UN is working in partnership with the Philippine government to create at least 200,000 jobs that could last for up to three years. Just one month after the calamity, UN renewed its pledge to help Philippines recover by rebuilding the lives of the survivors in Tacloban, during a special meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the UN Headquarters.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said he will convene a Climate Change Summit on September 23, 2014, in hopes of coming up with solutions to the environmental action the world so urgently needs.
The Manila Bulletin, led by its Chairman of the Board of Directors Dr. Emilio T. Yap, President and Publisher Atty. Hermogenes P. Pobre, Executive Vice President Dr. Emilio C. Yap III, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Cris J. Icban Jr., Business Editor Loreto D. Cabañes, Officers and Employees, welcome United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and wish him a successful and an enjoyable stay on his visit in our Republic of the Philippines. MABUHAY!