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Eastern Samar mayor won’t vacate post despite court order

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The mayor of a town in Eastern Samar has been ordered by a court to vacate his post after a recount of votes showed that he actually lost the May, 2013, local election by 106 votes, but the mayor said he would appeal the ruling.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Samar town police chief in Leyte for surveillance operations shot dead

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The chief of police of Paranas town in Samar was shot and killed early Tuesday outside a karaoke bar in this city.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Yolanda victims still living in tents in Tacloban evacuated

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Children watch from above theTacloban City Convention Center at the tent city almost a hundred days after super typhoon Yolanda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Hundreds of families living in tents since Supertyphoon Yolanda destroyed their homes and much of this city last November were moved to safer locations Tuesday in the face of new threats posed by the approach of Typhoon Glenda.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ death toll still vague 8 months later

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A CONTAINER becomes a temporary house for a family in Barangay Anibong in Tacloban City months after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck and left thousands dead and homeless. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Close to eight months after this city and parts of Eastern Visayas were flattened by Super Typhoon “Yolanda,” the actual number of deaths as a result of the world’s strongest storm in recent years has yet to be known.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Tacloban moves on with fiesta celebration

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TACLOBAN celebrates its 125th annual fiesta on Monday, close to eight months after it was devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” Participants join the city-sponsored Sangyaw Festival giving honor and homage to the city's patron, Señor Santo Niño. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Devastated by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” more than seven months ago, this city marked its annual fiesta on Monday to honor its patron, Sto. Niño de Tacloban, for giving them a new lease on life.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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