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Over 100 poll winners face ouster for overspending—Comelec


Expect more disqualifications of “more than a hundred” candidates who overspent in the 2013 national and local elections, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said following the Supreme Court’s (SC) decision upholding the disqualification of Laguna Governor Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Giggling survivor finds her new home beautiful


The wide toothless grin and deep wrinkles betray Leticia Rigaton’s age. But the 58-year-old woman still giggles like a teenager.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

How a forest of mangroves saved a village from ‘Yolanda’

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The tale of two villages (barangay) in the municipality of Giporlos, Eastern Samar is a clear example of how mangroves can protect people from the wrath of a typhoon’s storm surge, even one as strong as Yolanda (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: November 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ victim inspired by children’s dreams to rise from struggles

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/CDN FILE PHOTO

“I am thankful for others who were given boats so they can return to their livelihood as fishermen. Even if I was not given a boat, I am thankful because I now see they are happy.”

Posted: November 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ child survivor no longer fears rain but needs to be ready for next disaster

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When asked to draw how Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name:Haiyan) had affected her and her family, a 7-year-old survivor in Tacloban city drew a picture of her family’s destroyed home, the school ruins, fallen coconut trees, and a pile of bodies.

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