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‘Yolanda’ survivors asked to wait some more

RESIDENTS of Barangay Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island, held a torch procession to remember their dead due to Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” TONEE DESPOJO/Cebu Daily News

Rafaela Mansueto, 60, went to the town plaza on Saturday to listen to the speeches of local officials during the commemoration rites for the first anniversary of the onslaught of Super Typhoon “Yolanda.”

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

‘Grateful we’re still here’

RITES OF REMEMBRANCE On Friday, the eve of the 1st anniversary of “Yolanda,” the employees of the Leyte Park Hotel in Tacloban City on behalf of all the victims of the brutalizing supertyphoon, release lanterns with prayers that misfortune will take flight and light will show them the path toward the renewal of their lives. RAFFY LERMA

Survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) on Saturday shed tears in celebration of life as they descended on mass graves to mark one year since the storm took away their loved ones and devastated much of central Philippines.

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Bantayan Island still not getting enough help from national government

After Yolanda Santa Fe

Ten months after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) plowed through Central and Eastern Visayas, victims in the town of Santa Fe are still not getting enough help from the national government.

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

Yolanda kids in Bantayan play football to forget

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Cheers and high spirits are felt in a gym in the town of Santa Fe one rainy day in September as child-victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) learned how to play football.

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

Land rights issues seen to derail rehab efforts in Yolanda areas

Tent City Tacloban

Long-standing and emerging issues over lack of land tenure security may be a major stumbling block to rehabilitation efforts in Yolanda-affected areas if not addressed strategically, says a report released by international non-government organization Oxfam.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »