By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
The approval of rehabilitation funds for areas ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Western Visayas has been delayed by additional reports required by the office of rehabilitation czar and former Sen. Panfilo Lacson.
By Michael Lim Ubac
MANILA, Philippines—Expect heads to roll in the coming days as the President’s patience is wearing thin over the seemingly disjointed efforts, particularly at the local level, to help victims of disasters since December 2012. President Benigno Aquino III appealed Tuesday for more patience from disaster victims amid the overwhelming challenges confronting his administration in [...]
By Nikko Dizon
The government’s official death toll from Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) has breached 6,000 after 27 additional fatalities were reported yesterday on top of the nearly 1,800 people missing.
By Malou Guanzon-Apalisok
I’m writing this article while talking with Christian “Tintin” Abello, whose family lives in sitio Patao in Bantayan island in northern Cebu, the section of the province badly hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda. The situation in Patao, a fishing village with a population estimated at 5,000 deserves attention because while the provincial government ramps up [...]
Out team composed of almost 100 doctors and medical personnel from Metro Manila is now moving to help typhoon victims on Bantayan Island (Cebu). Those people need more help. Let’s do our share.—Dr. Leo Olarte, president of the Philippine Medical Association