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Bottoms up: 100-yr-old hails beer as her elixir

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MANILA Flor shows her favorite beverage during her 100th birthday celebration on March 31. She gave away cans of beer during her party. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Centenarian Manila Rodriguez Flor has been repeatedly asked about her secret to longevity. She just smiles and replies, “A bottle of beer.”

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Last hospital standing

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After Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” most pictures showing the extent of devastation in Guiuan town, Eastern Samar province, included a centrally located, four-story, blue building. This is the privately owned Immaculate Conception Clinic and Hospital.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Graduation hope: Closure for trying year

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NORTHERN Iloilo Polytechnic State College West Campus in Estancia town, Iloilo, has served as evacuation center for 2,000 residents despite the damage it sustained during Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” NESTOR P. BURGOS JR.

For Stephanie Prevendido-Gallardo, the commencement exercises today, Saturday, will hopefully close the most trying school year in her more than nine years as a teacher.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Reading-for-healing helps traumatized school kids in Aklan town

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Nine-year-old Rosie Depedro gets scared whenever there is a strong wind. She can’t help but remember how the strong winds spawned by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” destroyed their house in Barangay Man-op and damaged her school.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘No-dwelling zones’ stump mayors

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SUPERTYPHOON “Yolanda” has turned a paradise into a wasteland after strong winds ravaged “Little Boracay,” the island-village of Olotayan in Roxas City, Capiz province. MARICAR CINCO/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

International humanitarian agencies and municipal mayors in typhoon-hit areas on Panay Island have questioned the government’s “no-dwelling zone” (NDZ) policy amid fears that nearly 70,000 families will be dislocated.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Jail that produced dancing inmates to produce boxers, too

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From dancing to boxing inmates. After getting worldwide recognition for its dancing inmates, Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) might just produce world-class boxers from among its 1,642 detainees.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

After ‘Yolanda,’ gossip is good

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AN IMAGE of the Virgin Mary sits among the rubble after a storm surge washed away homes and structures in Tacloban City on Nov. 8 last year. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

It has been a common site in Barangay 89 in San Jose District—women huddled to gossip. The onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” on Nov. 8 last year altered the village landscape though women still huddle in whatever is left of their communities only, this time, not to gossip but to talk about the tragedy.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

New, better life for Cadiz folk

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Super Typhoon “Yolanda” flattened houses and flipped over boats in a fishing village on Lakawon Island off Cadiz City, Negros Occidental province, on Nov. 8, 2013. More than four months after the devastation, the islet’s 280 families are given a chance to start anew with the help of a nongovernment organization.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Kalanggaman flies again

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SUNSET paints a purple sky on Kalanggaman Island. PHOTO COURTESY OF PALOMPON MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT

Its two famous shifting sand bars were leveled by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in November last year. Some coconut trees that lent beauty to the landscape either lost their crowns or were toppled.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Group vows to help ‘until it hurts’

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SOME of the boats that had been donated to fishermen in Panay town in Capiz province have been painted blue. The group that donated the boats believes that giving back the fishermen’s capacity to fish is far better than giving them canned goods, rice and other food stuff in relief packages. INQSnap this page (not just the logo) to view more photos. 
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Yolanda Ploor was shocked by the havoc her namesake brought on an island village in Panay town, Capiz province, when she and a band of volunteers arrived there on Jan. 29.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Leyte town turns disaster into blessing

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Mayor Leonardo Javier in front of his town’s public market. CARLA P. GOMEZ

It is hard to believe that the clean streets of Javier town, Leyte province, were once strewn with debris left by super typhoon “Yolanda” in November last year.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Tacloban hobbles on road to recovery

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FOR SOME residents of Tacloban City, living in bunkhouses  built on dirt road  and where there is  no privacy is better than living on the streets and in darkness. RAFFY LERMA

Geraldine Glory, who is in full pregnancy, is having mixed emotions. She is excited to give birth to her second child but has not prepared anything for it. She also worries about the future of her growing family.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

After storm surge, a rush of romance

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COUPLE Ronnie Dumalo and Desiree Quinabato find romance in the middle of   destruction  in Tacloban City. JOEY GABIETA

He wooed her for a year, but she was not interested. Desiree Quinabato only gave Ronnie Dumalo a second look when he went out of his way to rescue her and her family during the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” on Nov. 8.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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