By Carmel Loise Matus
, Joey A. Gabieta
, Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
It’s about time. But please hurry up. This was the reaction of executives of municipalities ravaged by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) to the announcement of President Benigno Aquino III that he has approved the rehabilitation and recovery plans for five provinces and Tacloban City.
At least 18,000 protesters on Monday took to the streets in the Visayas in one of the biggest protests against President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) in the region in recent years.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) has defended the release of P450 million from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) to fund a controversial P11.2-billion mega dam project in Iloilo province.
By Jocelyn R. Uy in Manila and Joey A. Gabieta
It wasn’t exactly the kind of birthday that first-time mother Dailin Cabigayan had anticipated for her newborn child.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr. and Carmel Loise Matus
Eight months after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” ravaged Aklan, the province still needs more than P5 billion to fully recover from the typhoon’s onslaught.