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Filipinos now count their blessings after Yolanda


Three of five Filipino adults are more inclined to count their blessings in the wake of the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Yolanda, deemed the strongest typhoon ever to make landfall.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Tabo’ (dipper) is a must for relief package

Food trucks wait in a long line of vehicles carrying relief to Samar and Leyte provinces. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It would seem that even in the evacuation center, Filipinos cannot do without the “tabo.” Found in the emergency sanitation kits for evacuation centers put together by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the dipper (tabo), an item that aid officials say is probably unique to the Philippines. It won’t be found, for example, in the refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Donors quick to respond to Inquirer plea for aid


Individuals and organizations have swiftly responded to the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s call for donations to help the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Outpouring of support for ‘Yolanda’ survivors

Victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” line up for food behind a Department of Social Welfare and Development relief truck amid the ruins of Barangay 88 in San Jose, Tacloban City, on Saturday. FILE PHOTO

The groups that banded together to help parched Mindanao in 1998 at the height of the El Niño weather phenomenon have come together once again to help central Philippines, which was devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” last week.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks | Read More »

LGUs commit funds for relief, rehab operations


An unprecedented disaster needs an unprecedented response. And local government units have done just that through several joint initiatives, among them committing their calamity funds for the relief and rehabilitation of towns and cities hardest hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Eastern Visayas and adopting the storm-battered barangays as they get back on their feet.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

People power vs pork starts


Retired Chief Justice Reynato Puno has begun to marshal the resources and support of large civil society organizations to launch a campaign for a people’s initiative for passage of a new law that would abolish the corruption-tainted pork barrel and ensure the proper accounting of every peso that goes in and out of the state treasury.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

NGO group says pork barrel scam gives them a bad name


The Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO) has called on the government to implement stricter measures to ensure the legitimacy and accountability of civil society organizations (CSO) that will receive pork barrel funds.

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

For poll winners, group has good governance tips


The votes have been counted and the winners of the electoral contests proclaimed. Now, the real work begins, when the victors assume their posts on July 1.

Posted: June 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Hottest job in PH: Call center agents


Want to earn quickly? Apply for a job in call centers.

Posted: May 1st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Celdran found guilty in ‘Damaso’

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Carlos Celdran: Appeal. INQUIRER PHOTO

It was the kind of court decision that—for some—could only please Padre Damaso.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Watch that BP: ‘Super stress’ trending


Think you’re stressed out enough already? Think again, for the era of “super stress” is just beginning with the coming of 2013.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Pay for the music in poll jingles, candidates urged


Listen up, candidates. Before you use the ubiquitous “Gangnam Style” as your campaign jingle for next year’s elections, make sure you pay Psy’s record company first. Music, after all, does not come for free.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CHR project files stories of martial law resistance


No monument has been built in his honor and not even a footnote mentions him in most Philippine books on martial law.

Posted: December 10th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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