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Tacloban, needing P20B, gets P250M

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A VIEW of one part of the Tacloban City port days after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck last year 
MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Out of the billions of pesos the Philippine government received from foreign donors following the onslaught of Super Typhoon “Yolanda,” the city, considered ground zero of the strongest storm to hit landfall in recent history, has received only about P250 million.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Dinky Soliman, told to quit, says ‘read whole report’

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DSWD Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman.  FILE PHOTO

A group of victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) is demanding the resignation of Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman after the Commission on Audit (COA) reported that food packs worth P2.7 million were lost to spoilage because of improper handling.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

CAAP may rush repair work on Tacloban runway in time for Pope Francis’ arrival

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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF THE PHILIPPINES

Civil aviation authorities are likely to rush repair work on the runway of this city’s airport to finish the job in time for the arrival of Pope Francis in January next year, a top civil aviation official here said.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Guiuan offers airport but is turned down

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Eastern Samar

A mayor in Eastern Samar has offered the airport in his town as an alternative gateway to the region while the runway at the Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport in Tacloban City, Leyte, undergoes repairs.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Transition for storm survivors in Tacloban

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THE SO-CALLED transitional houses for survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” are made of nipa and bamboo. While beneficiaries say these are better than leaky tents, the place where these were built is far 
from where they earn a living. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

Rosalina Ocenar and her family may now be sleeping better at night and feeling safe from storm surges like those unleashed by super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) almost 10 months ago, but one problem is bothering them—where to get food.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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