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Divers, resorts help save typhoon-stricken Malapascua Island

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CARPENTERS repair the classrooms damaged during the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in November 2013.  EVA MARIE GAMBOA/INQUIRER VISAYAS

Teachers of Logon National High School (LNHS) were having a meeting in a roofless classroom three days after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck Malapascua Island in northern Cebu province on Nov. 8 last year when a foreigner approached them and asked, “Can I help?”

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

In Bohol read-along, kids draw ‘safe’ places

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To the tune of Imelda Papin’s “Isang Linggong Pag-ibig,” children of Katipunan Elementary School narrated how the 7.2-magnitude quake that hit the province on Oct. 15 had transformed their learning place to debris and claimed the lives of four children.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Relief aid reaches island communities

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Ramil and Jessa Pepito had planned to slaughter a chicken and serve “tinuwang manok” (chicken cooked in broth) to celebrate the second birthday of their daughter, Sydney Faith, on Nov. 12.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bantayan: Roofless classroom

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A roofless classroom greeted day-care teacher Juliet Areglo the day after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” hit the island.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Prices double in devastated Leyte towns

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Prices of commodities have doubled since Supertyphoon “Yolanda” hit the towns of Merida and Isabel in Leyte province, prompting many of the towns’ residents to go to Ormoc City or even cross the sea to Cebu province to get much needed supplies.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Prices double in Leyte towns

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FULL HOUSE OF CHARITY There’s always room for more at the Pasay City warehouse of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, where thousands of volunteers have shown up to help pack relief goods for the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”  JOAN BONDOC

Prices of commodities have doubled since “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) hit the towns of Merida and Isabel in Leyte, prompting many of its residents to go to Ormoc City or even cross the sea to Cebu to get much needed supplies.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Storytelling group gives life to books

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Members of the Basadours come from diverse backgrounds but they share the common desire to spread the love of reading. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Nicolo Nasol, a copy editor of a publishing firm, had thought the Basadours was another group of people who simply loved reading books.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

2,500 trees for Cebu’s green warrior

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The CCPL covers more than 29,000 hectares of forest reserves and watersheds covering nine cities and towns in Cebu.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Ex-salesman makes a pitch for reading center

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For 13 years, Bartolome Mariscal had been going around the country, knocking on the doors of houses and visiting schools to sell volumes of encyclopedia.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Dream job came even without degree

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PRESCHOOL teacher Merlinda Batiancila teaches her pupils how to plant using recycled soft-drink bottles. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Merlinda Batiancila has always wanted to become a teacher, but she couldn’t complete her education course in college because her parents could no longer pay the school fees.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Japan, US firms eyeing Cebu, says trade group

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CEBU Business Park is a 50-hectare premier business and commercial district being operated by Ayala-owned Cebu Holdings Inc. Real estate, business outsourcing and tourism fueled Cebu’s growth  in 2012. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The rising cost of space and labor in China and Vietnam is reopening doors for the Philippines’ manufacturing sector as companies are looking at the possibility of moving to Cebu, where the economic landscape is friendlier to foreign direct investments (FDIs).

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Story Hours gives village kids breather from garbage world

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CHILDREN buckle down to work and make their own stories about modern-day heroes during the first Story Hours at  Banilad Town Center on Aug. 25. CRIS EVERT LATO

On Friday afternoons, teachers of Umapad Elementary School in Mandaue City notice that some of their pupils are “missing.”

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

British, Irish technical divers in Malapascua are Filipinos at heart

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TECHNICAL divers and business partners David Joyce (left) and Matt Reed (right) set up Evolution, a diving school, on Malapascua Island in northern Cebu    in March 2010. CHRISTINE JOYCE AJOC/CONTRIBUTOR

When technical divers and business partners Matt Reed and David Joyce received a call for help to retrieve the remains of a Piper Seneca plane that crashed in Masbate on Aug. 18 last year, their immediate response was to pack their gears and head off to the island-province at the southern tip of Luzon.

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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