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Last drop of ‘Yolanda’ aid: 10 coffee packs


Ten coffee sachets. This was the last “relief assistance” that 43-year-old Estrelia Toledo received from the government as a victim of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

FAO aid brings hope to farmers in Samar town


Eighty-one-year-old Mardoquio Guti-ay could not contain his happiness after receiving a sack of certified seeds and another sack of fertilizer from Jose Graziano da Silva, director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday afternoon.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Tacloban continues getting help from UN, other groups


Over three months since this city was pummeled by Super Typhoon “Yolanda,” it continues to get assistance from the United Nations and other international aid groups.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Tacloban seeks ‘cedula’ income


Residents of this city have been urged to secure community tax certificates (CTC), or “cedulas,” to help improve the city’s financial condition.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DOT hires Tacloban’s tourism students


Angel Mae Basibas, a 19-year-old tourism student of ABE College here, has found a way to continue her schooling after storm surges brought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” washed away her parents’ jeepney and store—the family’s sources of livelihood—along with their house and other belongings.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aquino in Leyte for resettlement project for `Yolanda’ survivors

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President Aquino arrived in Barangay Pago, in this town at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of a resettlement project for the victims of Supertyphoon Yolanda in the area.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Tacloban folk want ships in their midst out

THE CARGO ship MV Ligaya sits in the middle of the road in Barangay 69 in Anibong District, Tacloban City, after it was swept inland by storm surges brought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” last Nov. 8. RAFFY LERMA

In two coastal villages here, residents wake up every day to what could be monumental reminders of the tragedy that Super Typhoon “Yolanda” wrought upon them last Nov. 8—cargo ships that storm surges swept inland and are still stuck in the middle of the once-thriving communities more than 100 days after the storm struck.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

10,000 balloons for Yolanda victims

HEARTFELT Residents and survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” put finishing touches to a giant heart-shaped lantern displayed in Tacloban City’s coastal area. AFP

Gone but not forgotten. Survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda spread out about 10,000 red and white balloons on a 12-kilometer stretch of the coastal area in Tacloban City to symbolize not only a day of love but also of remembrance of those who were killed by the strongest typhoon to hit land in recent history.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Tacloban hobbles on road to recovery

FOR SOME residents of Tacloban City, living in bunkhouses  built on dirt road  and where there is  no privacy is better than living on the streets and in darkness. RAFFY LERMA

Geraldine Glory, who is in full pregnancy, is having mixed emotions. She is excited to give birth to her second child but has not prepared anything for it. She also worries about the future of her growing family.

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

Beckham cheers up Tacloban City

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David Beckham flashes a wide grin with joyous kids of Tacloban City. PHOTO/CHONA YU, RADIO INQUIRER

Football star David Beckham brought cheers to Tacloban City Thursday after he visited the refugees as a Unicef Ambassador.

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

OCD recounting dead from Yolanda to eliminate duplications


More than three months after Super Typhoon Yolanda, the Office of Civil Defense still has to validate the number of deaths the world’s strongest storm on record left in Eastern Visayas.

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

PCGG: Transfer survivors from Tacloban center


A government agency tasked with pursuing ill-gotten wealth cases against the Marcos family has called for the transfer of more than 100 families staying at the People’s Center and Library after losing their homes to Super Typhoon “Yolanda,” as they have reportedly used books with historic value to start a fire or as toilet paper.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Thousands evacuated in Tacloban as storm approaches


Over 2,000 families living in tent cities here were evacuated Friday by the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council as Tropical Storm Basyang approached less than three months after Supertyphoon Yolanda devastated the region.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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