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‘Yolanda’ survivors’ wish: Peace for missing kin

FAMILIES of victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” release flowers and candles out to sea to remember their loved ones at Barangay 88 in San Jose district, Tacloban City, after a Mass that commemorated the departed. RAFFY LERMA

Twelve-year-old Angeline Yano threw flowers into the waters of Cancabato Bay, wishing that her mother and five siblings were now at peace.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Dead walking’ in Tacloban’s Barangay 88

THE HAUNTING Those who died in this area of San Jose district, Tacloban City, the worst
hit during Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” swarm with “voices crying for help,” strange footsteps,
dogs eerily howling, the dead walking, according to residents there. RAFFY LERMA

In February, a woman asked pedicab driver Ariel Avanzeña to take her home to Barangay 88, San Jose district, considered the worst-hit area when Super Typhoon “Yolanda” struck last year.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

20,570 Yolanda survivors still live in bunk houses, says archbishop

Bunkhouses constructed in Barangay (village) Sagkahan, Tacloban City, for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Palo Archbishop John Du has expressed disappointment that there are still families living in bunk houses, almost a year after the onslaught of supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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 »