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Survivors on island still homeless


Will her family have a permanent home? Marlie Desabille is running out of hope.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Binay to sue those who called him thief

Vice President Jejomar Binay

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Vice President Jejomar Binay will not take name-calling against him lightly as he vows to file charges against those who branded him a “thief (magnanakaw).”   He, however, didn’t name names during a news conference on Tuesday night here that capped the first of a three-day sortie in Cebu City.   “Hindi ko […]

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

In Bogo, ‘Yolanda’ survivors find new homes livable


Nenita Verallo and her husband Apolinario will no longer have to be packed like sardines, sharing only one house with their nine children.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Bohol rehabilitation plans: 85 OKd, 981 more to go


Eighty-five down. Around a thousand more to go. The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has approved a total of 85 programs of work out of 1,066 that need to be approved for the rehabilitation of government infrastructure destroyed by last year’s 7.2-magnitude quake in Bohol province.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ horror still grips survivors 1 year after

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BEFORE  Motorcycles try to navigate Real Street in Tacloban amid  debris and garbage left by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” a year ago today. The same street as above photo as it looked amid the ruins.  ANDREW TADALAN

For the survivors, the horror of the tragedy lingers one year after. Cristita Batica, 62, a resident of Sitio (settlement) Payapay in the district of San Jose in Tacloban City, panics every time she hears news on radio of an approaching weather disturbance.

Posted: November 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »