Thanks for helping us stand again

You all came after Yolanda downed us
Supertyphoon Yolanda, internationally known as Haiyan and the biggest storm to ever hit the world in recorded history, carved a wide path of devastation across central Philippines last November 8, 2013. Immediately, the world came to help us.

As a way of saying a big THANK YOU, we are sharing here two videos posted online by Yahoo Southeast Asia Newsroom Videos.
1) A song by singer-songwriter Jim Paredes titled "Thank you world"

2) A video showing ordinary Filipinos saying Thank You.


PRworks Inc., a public relations agency based in Cebu City in central

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40,000 families in Cebu, Leyte get relief goods from Russia

[caption id="attachment_3841" align="aligncenter" width="775"] TONS of assorted canned meat and canned fish from Russia were unpacked from their boxes and neatly stacked at the Ateneo de Cebu gym prior to the repackaging of the relief goods for the typhoon-ravaged residents in Cebu and Leyte provinces.[/caption]
CLOSE to 40,000 families in the calamity-stricken areas of Cebu and Leyte provinces have received the relief assistance extended by the government of the Russian Federation in the wake of super typhoon Yolanda.
The nearly 60 tons of Russian relief goods were entirely released last Wednesday (Nov.

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Symbol of Kindness at Cebu Cultural Center

[caption id="attachment_1530" align="alignright" width="365" caption="Top Cebu provincial officials led by Gov. Gwen Garcia (third from right) and Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale unveiled a huge sculpture of the Dandelion, known as the Symbol of Kindness, during the inauguration of the Cebu Cultural Center at the University of the Philippines Cebu Campus last August 12, 2011. Looking on is Russian Consul Armi Lopez Garcia and Russian sculptor Gregory Pototsky. The event demonstrates the deepening relationship between the peoples of the Philippines and the Russian Federation."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1531" align="alignright" width="365" caption="(From left) Russian Consul Armi Lopez Garcia, Cebu Gov.

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Russia Day 2011

[caption id="attachment_1227" align="aligncenter" width="406" caption="'Russian' girls wearing traditional Russian folk dresses greet guests during the Russian Day celebration in Cebu. (Photo by boywitty at http://boywitty.wordpress.com)"][/caption]
It was the Russia Day Celebration. The 35th Year Anniversary of celebrating the Philippine-Russian relations.

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Russian vodka attracts attention in Phil-Russian forum






FREE-tasting of the best Russian vodka has become an attractive sidelight for Filipinos checking out the ongoing Philippine Russian Business Forum and Exhibits (PRBFEx) at the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC).

The Russian Prestige Vodka, named "The best vodka in 2009" in a Moscow international competition, has joined the exhibits designed to stimulate trade and investments between the Philippines and Russia.

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RP as Russian entry point to ASEAN

"Think ASEAN," goes the title of one recent book of marketing guru Philip Kotler. The book advocates the rethinking of marketing strategies of Western countries and global corporations toward the "ASEAN community 2015."

This seems to be the direction as a 30-strong Russian delegation participates in the four-day Philippine Russian Business Forum and Exhibits that opens today (October 21, 2010) and ends on October 24, 2010.

Here is an excerpt of Ehda Dagooc's story today in The Freeman:
"The first Philippine-Russian business forum last year strengthened these ties.

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