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LGUs required to submit more papers to get ‘Yolanda’ funds

BOATS painted blue are docked on the shores of Bantayan Island, awaiting distribution to fishermen who lost their only source of livelihood when Supertyphoon “Yolanda” destroyed their boats.  LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS

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.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aquino tells unidentified gov’t execs to deliver or resign

President Benigno Aquino III INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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 [...]

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ toll breaches 6,000

CLASSROOM WITHOUT WALLS  Learning is more fun in Bantayan, these young students seem to say, as they hold classes in makeshift classrooms more than a month after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” flattened schools in northern Cebu province. EDWIN VICENCIO/CONTRIBUTOR

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.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Story from an unreached village


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 [...]

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Heard on Radyo Inquirer 990AM

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

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »