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#InquirerSeven preparedness tips before a storm

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As Typhoon “Hagupit” threatens to hit the Philippines, particularly the Eastern Visayas and Mindanao region, an international nongovernment organization has warned people to prepare ahead of time.

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

‘People see me as a walking bank’


“Going home to the Philippines has pros and cons. Pros: I get to be with loved ones and spend time with them. Cons: Going back home is expensive because when you return during the holidays, people see you as a walking bank,” an OFW who asked to be named only as “Reynald” said in an online interview.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Uncategorized | Read More »

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 »