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‘Yolanda’ victims in Aklan, Capiz rally

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Survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” on Tuesday held what they said was their version of the Stations of the Cross to protest the alleged delay and lack of help from the national government.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Headlines,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 »

Faith amid tragedy in 2 festivals

SPRAY BLESSING.  A Roman Catholic lay minister sprays holy water with a hose to bless the images of the Sto. Niño carried by devotees during the Feast of Sto. Niño at the Santo Niño de Tondo Parish in Tondo, Manila, on Sunday. Grand festivals honoring the Child Jesus, such as the Sinulog in Cebu and the Ati-atihan in Aklan, were also held on Sunday. RICHARD A. REYES

Stories of faith and environmental protection, and the importance of family were told by 35 contingents that participated in the Sinulog 2014 dance competition in Cebu City.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Kalibo, Aklan cops on full alert for Ati-Atihan fest

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Members of a tribal contingent dance after the Pilgrims’ Mass at Pastrana Park in Kalibo, capital of Aklan, as part of the Ati-Atihan Festival celebration. FILE PHOTO/HARESH TANODRA (CONTRIBUTOR)

The police in Western Visayas police have stepped up its security measures for the week-long Ati-Atihan festivities, which will kick off on January 10 until January 14.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Tourism back in business in Palawan, Boracay

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Boracay. FILE PHOTO

The tourism industry in Palawan and Aklan has bounced back from the destruction wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” nearly a month after the monster typhoon thumped the two provinces and other areas in the Visayas, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said yesterday.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aklan town farmers reel from loss of coconut trees

SEVERAL days after the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” residents in New Washington town, Aklan province, struggle to rebuild their homes and their lives. MARICAR CINCO/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

For 60-year-old Joelino Saldivia, a coconut farmer from Barangay Julita, Libacao town, in Aklan province, Supertyphoon “Yolanda” is a typhoon like no other.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Senator Ejercito proposes 2-year tax freeze in ‘Yolanda’ hit areas

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Senator-elect Joseph Victor Ejercito. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator JV Ejercito is proposing a two-year moratorium on all kinds of taxes in areas hardest hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aklan: Survivors help fellow survivors

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Norma Esteban still has to clean up the debris of what remains of her house flattened by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” But on Thursday, she was at the Aklan Catholic College gymnasium in Kalibo town in Aklan province with other volunteers packing relief stocks for typhoon survivors.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

PH still ‘safe and fun destination’ for tourists despite Yolanda crisis – DOT

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Boracay Island. INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

The Philippines remains a “safe and fun destination for all tourists” despite the devastation caused by “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) in some parts of the country, according to the Department of Tourism.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

The latest on deaths, damage in Philippine typhoon

A young survivor uses a plastic cover to protect him from rain as he passes by a damaged Boy Scout statue at typhoon ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

Here are the latest casualty figures and damage reports from the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda) . All figures are preliminary and based on regional government officials and media reports.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Murder case OK’d vs hotel guard in slay of Ati leader

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The Aklan provincial prosecutors’ office has found sufficient basis to file in court a murder charge against a hotel security guard for the killing of the spokesperson of the Ati tribe on Boracay Island.

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

5 fishermen from Aklan saved after 2 days at sea

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Five fishermen on board a motorboat that went missing in Antique since Sunday were rescued off Palawan on Wednesday, according to the Coast Guard.

Posted: March 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Slain Ati leader buried as hero in Boracay

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The sound of budyong (conch shells) blared repeatedly as the white casket on bamboo poles was carried on the shoulders of Ati tribe members along the main road of Boracay.

Posted: March 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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