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‘Yolanda’ horror still grips survivors 1 year after

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BEFORE  Motorcycles try to navigate Real Street in Tacloban amid  debris and garbage left by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” a year ago today. The same street as above photo as it looked amid the ruins.  ANDREW TADALAN

For the survivors, the horror of the tragedy lingers one year after. Cristita Batica, 62, a resident of Sitio (settlement) Payapay in the district of San Jose in Tacloban City, panics every time she hears news on radio of an approaching weather disturbance.

Posted: November 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Thousands of balloons rise to sky to fete Berlin Wall fall

Balloons of the art installation 'Lichtgrenze 2014' fly away in front of Brandenburg Gate during the central event commemorating the fall of the wall in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. 25 years ago--on Nov. 9, 1989--the East-German government lifted travel restrictions and thousands of East Berliners pushed their way past perplexed border guards to celebrate freedom with their brethren in the West.  AP PHOTO/MICHAEL SOHN

Thousands of illuminated balloons sailed into the night sky Sunday from the former route of the Berlin Wall, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel said its fall 25 years ago proved that “dreams can come true.”

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Filipinos must show resilience before disaster–Legarda

Senator Loren Legarda

MANILA, Philippines–One year after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” battered Central Visayas and nearby regions, Sen. Loren Legarda wants the Filipino to manifest his vaunted resilience even before a natural hazard occurs. “The world recognizes the resilience of the Filipino spirit. Even after experiencing the worst disaster, we find reason to smile and laugh, we help others […]

Posted: November 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

24,000 candles to light up 24-km stretch of road in Tacloban City

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A child, diagnosed for malnutrition, recuperates in a hospital with assistance from a global humanitarian agency Action against Hunger Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 on the outskirts of Tacloban City. Some  24,000 candles will light up a 24-kilometer stretch of roads on Saturday, not only to recall the devastation and deaths caused by the strongest typhoon to hit landfall but also to show  gratitude for the international community’s outpouring of assistance.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Some 24,000 candles will light up a 24-kilometer stretch of roads on Saturday, not only to recall the devastation and deaths caused by the strongest typhoon to hit landfall but also to show gratitude for the international community’s outpouring of assistance.

Posted: November 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Don’t make big deal of Aquino skipping Tacloban’

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Super Typhoon “Yolanda” survivors go on their daily business inside a "Tent City" provided them by aid agencies in Tacloban City on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. They will miss President Aquino (inset), who will skip Tacloban as he hopscotches on Friday across a region devastated by Yolanda (international name: Haiyan).  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

President Aquino will skip Tacloban City as he hopscotches Friday across a region devastated by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: November 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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