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Old Palo houses face another storm

Residents try to hitch hike along a road with destroyed coconut trees in Palo town, Leyte province, central Philippines, on November 13, 2013, days after super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the city.  Thousands of people jostled and begged for seats on scarce flights out of the ruined city of Tacloban, where putrefying corpses compounded a growing health menace after one of the strongest storms on record killed thousands.   AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Houses, some century-old, in Palo town, Leyte, survived the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” but only to be threatened by demolition by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

A school garden to remember the dead

THE GARDEN of Remembrance inside San Joaquin Central School in Palo town, Leyte province, where pupils pray for their    classmates and friends who perished  during “Yolanda’s” fury. Photo by Joey Gabieta

Every time 12-year-old Christine Ong misses her best friend, she goes to a garden inside her school’s compound in Palo town, Leyte.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Aquino: Airport repair done for papal visit

President Benigno Aquino III 

President Benigno Aquino III has promised to complete the repair of the runway of the Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport, the gateway to other Eastern Visayas provinces, by next month, two months before the scheduled visit of Pope Francis.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

McDo back in Tacloban one year after ‘Yolanda’

GLOBAL ANNIVERSARY  McDonald’s and Ronald McDonald House Charities Philippines (RMHC) celebrate the 40th global anniversary of RMHC with the opening of McDo Bahay Bulilit in Tacloban City. Photo shows Kenneth Yang, McDonald’s Philippines president and CEO, and Ronald McDonald talking to the children at the newly built day-care center.

The McDonald’s branch here reopened Thursday ahead of the first year anniversary of the world’s strongest typhoon that made landfall in this city.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Imeldific way: Get eyesore out of Pope’s sight


They may be an eyesore, but don’t leave them out in the cold.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »