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Muslim clerics call for probe of Arab aid mess

DAVAO CITY—Muslim clerics in Lanao del Sur province and Marawi City are complaining about what they said was the lack of will of  authorities to investigate irregularities surrounding the use of aid from Arab countries, which had led to the province and the city being blacklisted as aid recipients.   Arab countries have been regularly [...]

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

Bohol gets P2.4B in new quake funds

INTERIOR Secretary Mar Roxas hands over a check for P2.4 billion to Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MARIBOJOC, Bohol—Interior Secretary Mar Roxas has turned over P2.4 billion in additional funds to the provincial government to either rebuild or repair government offices and other infrastructure that were destroyed or damaged when Bohol province was hit by a
7.2-magnitude earthquake in October last year.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Girl born with blood disorder needs money for medication

Aila Manalang

Although Aila Manalang was born with thalassemia, a blood disease that requires lifetime blood transfusion, the thought of dropping out of school never crossed her mind.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Not enough psychological help seen for victims of ‘Yolanda’

A RESIDENT of one of the many tent cities that have been established for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” steps out of her tent in Guiuan town, Eastern Samar province. RICHARD REYES

A psychologist on Tuesday said families traumatized by the storm surges spawned by last year’s Supertyphoon “Yolanda” were not getting enough help to keep themselves sane because of the lack of psychologists who attend to their mental health.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Years of hardship loom in ‘Yolanda’-ravaged areas

6-months-after Yolanda

Parts of the Philippines laid waste by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) are showing signs of recovery six months later but years of work lie ahead, aid officials said Wednesday.

Posted: May 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »