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15 teachers hospitalized for inhaling carbon monoxide

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At least 15 teachers from Catbalogan City in Samar were taken to a hospital on Wednesday after they were overcome by carbon monoxide from a generator set installed at the door of a two-story building of the City Schools Division Office.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DSWD rice in relief packs sold

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An official of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Eastern Visayas (DSWD-8) was eating in a small restaurant here when something caught his attention.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Deeper meaning for Palo Passion Play

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Eighteen-year-old Jay Gatela had to literally climb a mountain, spend a few hours in a cemetery and pay for his own costume to play a minor role in the reenactment of Jesus Christ’s suffering and death.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Singapore donates medical supplies to Samar

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Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam is confident that the country will bounce back following the massive devastation caused by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in the Visayas on Nov. 8, 2013.

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

More than 5,000 Tacloban homes still without power

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Officials of a power utility here claimed that they were able to meet their March 31 deadline to restore power in this city, which was ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” [international name Haiyan] on Nov. 8 last year, but said many households were still without power.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Romualdez eyes Senate seat in 2016

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Leyte Representative Ferdinand Martin Romualdez  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Leyte Representative Ferdinand Martin Romualdez said that he is now “open” on the possibility of running for a Senate seat in the 2016 national elections.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tent evacuees get plywood as floors to keep them dry

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Belinda Guinoonohan and her family can now sleep soundly at night, even when it rains. They no longer have to sleep on a damp floor in their makeshift tent in San Jose District, their home since Nov. 8 when Supertyphoon “Yolanda” brought this city to its knees.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Rotten relief items dumped, Leyte town officials admit

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A 41-year-old farmer went to the dump in Barangay (village) San Jose, 8 kilometers from the town proper, following reports that relief items were being dumped there.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

INC in full force in aid, relief plans in Tacloban

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The Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) didn’t only provide food and medical assistance to their members who were displaced by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

After ‘Yolanda,’ gossip is good

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AN IMAGE of the Virgin Mary sits among the rubble after a storm surge washed away homes and structures in Tacloban City on Nov. 8 last year. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

It has been a common site in Barangay 89 in San Jose District—women huddled to gossip. The onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” on Nov. 8 last year altered the village landscape though women still huddle in whatever is left of their communities only, this time, not to gossip but to talk about the tragedy.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Cayetano doesn’t faze me, says Binay

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President Jejomar Binay (right) has refused to be drawn into a word war with Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano (left), another probable presidential contender who had said that the economy would suffer if Binay were elected president in 2016. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Vice President Jejomar Binay has refused to be drawn into a word war with Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, another probable presidential contender who had said that the economy would suffer if Binay were elected president in 2016.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

More being driven out of work in ‘Yolanda’ wake

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At least 186 workers have sought the help of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Eastern Visayas for the release of their benefits after their companies shut down their operations due to the devastation caused by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Half of Tacloban still in the dark

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More than three months after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” pummeled this city, more than half of the residents are still without power supply.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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