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Tacloban proposes ‘Yolanda budget’

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The city treasurer defended a nearly 100-percent increase in the city government’s proposed budget next year as a “Yolanda budget” that contained allotments for programs needed to bring survivors of the supertyphoon back on their feet.

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

Vice mayor of Leyte town shot dead

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The vice mayor of the town of Villaba in Leyte was shot and killed by two assailants Monday morning.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Tacloban mayor denies Lacson claim

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Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez denied a claim made by former Senator Panfilo Lacson that the mayor had asked him to advance his city’s share of the taxes collected by the national government.

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

Bunkhouse families insist on seeing Pope

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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

Dressed in manila paper bearing cut-out pictures of Pope Francis, a group of families staying in bunkhouses gathered at the Government Center in Barangay Candahug here on Monday to protest their transfer to a permanent resettlement site.

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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 »

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