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Sign of confidence in Tacloban: Opening of SM store


A branch of a popular chain of grocery stores has opened here, raising optimism that the city is well on its way to recovery following the devastation brought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Church execs say visit of Pope is to archdiocese

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SURVIVORS take part in Mass celebrated in commemoration of the first anniversary of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Tacloban City, which is included in the itinerary of Pope Francis during his visit to the Philippines in January. RAFFY LERMA

Church officials here want to set the record straight.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Romualdez asks Lacson to resign

LIKE MANY others in Tacloban City left to fend for themselves, a teenage boy pounds on a cement post with a sledgehammer hoping to retrieve and sell its steel bars in junk shops in the district of San Jose, the area hardest hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” EDWIN BACASMAS

Mayor Alfred Romualdez is calling for the resignation of Panfilo “Ping” Lacson as head of the government’s rehabilitation efforts for areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” for saying the city received P6 billion but is still complaining.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ horror still grips survivors 1 year after

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BEFORE  Motorcycles try to navigate Real Street in Tacloban amid  debris and garbage left by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” a year ago today. The same street as above photo as it looked amid the ruins.  ANDREW TADALAN

For the survivors, the horror of the tragedy lingers one year after. Cristita Batica, 62, a resident of Sitio (settlement) Payapay in the district of San Jose in Tacloban City, panics every time she hears news on radio of an approaching weather disturbance.

Posted: November 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Survivor done with publicity stunt

PEDRO Lacandazo visits the mass grave of his family and relatives at  San Joaquin Parish Church, Palo town, Leyte province. RAFFY LERMA

In just a matter of five hours, he lost not only his home but also 22 of his loved ones.

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