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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


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

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

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 »

There might be no room at the inn for papal visit

“MY HEART IS SWELLING. The weather was hot but all I could feel
was happiness,” a 58-year-old housewife, told Agence France-Presse.
Pope Francis arrives to celebrate aMass and the beatification of Paul
Yun ji-Chung and 123 martyrs at Gwanghwamun Door on Saturday. AP

Five months away from the scheduled papal visit to the country, the regional tourism office is planning to ask boarding houses here to accommodate devotees who would come to see Pope Francis from Jan. 15 to 19 next year as hotels are already fully booked.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »