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Storm victims: No transfer until we see Pope

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Families displaced by Typhoon “Yolanda” are staying put in tents until January instead of heading for halfway houses in the northern part of the city because they want to be with Pope Francis, local officials said.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

COA, groups audit CCT, bunkhouses

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

Six teams from the Commission on Audit (COA), together with civil society groups, have conducted an audit of the implementation of the government’s cash-for-work program and the construction of bunk houses in Eastern Visayas, the region hardest hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” last year.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

No-fly zone seen in areas that Pope will visit

Pope Francis.   AP FILE PHOTO

The skies over this city and other areas to be visited by Pope Francis early next year may be off-limits to air traffic during the Pope’s visit, although civil aviation authorities said this was just a possibility now.

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

Finish repair of structures by December, LGUs in ‘Yolanda’-hit areas urged

Melvin Castro volunteers in the construction of housing units at a relocation site og GMA Kapuso Foundation in partnership with NHA and Tacloban City Government at Barangay Sto. Nino, Tacloban City for victims of super typhoon Yolanda. Castro and his family will be one of the beneficiaries of the housing units after super typhoon Yolanda destroyed their house in Barangay 88, San Jose, Tacloban City. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

Local government units (LGUs) that received funds to repair public structures damaged during the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” have until the year-end to finish the work.

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

9,000 businesses to remain closed after ‘Yolanda’

MANY survivors of Yolanda are not begging for aid, only for the means to return to work, which some foundations answered through donations of fishing boats like these for fishermen who lost their boats.  LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS

More than nine months after Tacloban was pummeled by Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” over 9,200 business establishments have yet to resume operations, depriving the city government of income from taxes and fees, and abetting unemployment.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »