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Yolanda survivors urge Aquino to speed up rehab plan implementation

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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.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Over 18,000 Sona protesters march across the nation

Militant groups march towards the Batasang Pambansa during the president's State of the Nation Address. LEO SABANGAN II

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.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

NIA defends DAP funds for Iloilo dam

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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.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

100 millionth Filipino is a baby girl

LOOKING WITH HOPE INTO FUTURE  Her name is Chonalyn, one of at least two babies born early Sunday, enabling the Philippines to surpass the 100-million population mark. She was born at Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila. The other baby, Rian, was born three minutes later in Tacloban City.  RICHARD A. REYES

It wasn’t exactly the kind of birthday that first-time mother Dailin Cabigayan had anticipated for her newborn child.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aklan recovery plan from ‘Yolanda’ onslaught needs P5B, says exec


Eight months after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” ravaged Aklan, the province still needs more than P5 billion to fully recover from the typhoon’s onslaught.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »