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World vows Ebola action as second US case stirs fears

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World leaders declared the Ebola outbreak the worst global health emergency in years, as President Barack Obama vowed a “much more aggressive” response to the spreading virus, which has killed nearly 4,500 people.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Zuckerberg, wife donate $25M to CDC for Ebola

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $25 million to the CDC Foundation to help address the Ebola epidemic.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Mine firm’s good deed is felt in Bohol school

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By helping each other repair school buildings damaged by the Bohol quake and with financial help from a mining firm based here, parents, teachers and village officials of North Loon Central Elementary School in Loon town, Bohol province, showed a kind of cooperation that came as a pleasant surprise.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ aid: Private sector is key

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A general shot shows houses destroyed by the strong winds caused by typhoon Haiyan at Tacloban, eastern island of Leyte on November 9, 2013. AFP

More than 10 months after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” destroyed or damaged thousands of fishing boats, fisherfolk are picking up the pieces mainly due to the help of private individuals and groups.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

COA: ‘Yolanda’ aid wasted, unused

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SURVIVORS of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” and left-wing groups hold a rally in April to protest what they said was the government’s incompetent response to the tragedy brought by the world’s strongest storm in recent history to people in the Visayas. JOAN BONDOC

A Commission on Audit (COA) report on the government’s “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) relief efforts found thousands of food packs, canned goods, bottled water, body bags and rice spoiled or missing or unused; millions of pesos worth of goods and funds unaccounted for, and close to a billion pesos in funds still unused months after the supertyphoon pummeled Eastern Visayas.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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