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No-fly zone seen in areas that Pope will visit

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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

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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’

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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 »

Samar governor cites anti-insurgency gains

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After more than four decades of battling communist rebels in Samar, the governor of this impoverished province announced on Monday that the efforts had reached a step close to a complete rout.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Tacloban getting ready for papal visit

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Pope Francis.  AP FILE PHOTO

With five months to go before Pope Francis’ visit to Leyte, preparations for the widely anticipated event are now under way, including the widening of roads where the Holy Father is expected to travel during his visit to a city devastated by Supertyphoon late last year.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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