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Aquino to ‘Pablo’ survivors: Use spirit of Edsa to rise from calamity

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President Benigno S. Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A day before the 28th Edsa People Power Anniversary, President Benigno Aquino arrived to this typhoon-devastated town, calling on a crowd of a thousand to use the spirit of Edsa to recover from the calamity.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Pablo’ survivors end protests at DSWD office in Davao City

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Negotiations between survivors of typhoon Pablo and the Department of Social Welfare and Development on the delivery of relief goods ended on Wednesday night, breaking days of tensions and skirmishes between local authorities and the communities.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Angry typhoon survivors call for DSWD chief’s ouster

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Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman. FILE PHOTO

Angry typhoon-affected residents protested at the regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development here on Tuesday to call for the ouster of Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman for the “corruption and inept implementation” of relief and rehabilitation operations in areas devastated by typhoon Pablo (international code name Bopha).

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Filipino typhoon victims need more help—UN

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The United Nations launched an appeal Friday for more international aid to help nearly a million people in the Philippines as they recover from last year’s deadliest typhoon in the world.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

GSIS moves deadline for Pablo-related emergency loan applications to Jan 18

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The Government Service Insurance System said the deadline for the filing of applications for the emergency loans of those affected by typhoon “Pablo” has been extended by two weeks until Jan. 18.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Typhoon Pablo survivors settle in tent houses

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Maria Rodriguez, 65, walks around what was once her community in Ban-ao here. After finding what she was looking for, she picks them up, then walks to her new home—a tent.

Posted: January 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Residents of destroyed town urged to unite for rebuilding after ‘Pablo’

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A resident covers his nose as he walks past typhoon Pablo's victims which are left unattended at New Bataan town in Compostela Valley on Dec. 8, 2012. Almost a month after the typhoon wreaked havoc, officials urged residents to unite in the face of the daunting tasks of rebuilding and reconstruction.  AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

Almost a month after typhoon Pablo (Bopha) flattened this town on Dec. 4, officials here urged residents to unite in the face of the daunting tasks of rebuilding and reconstruction, admitting that it would take them some time to get over the loss of lives and property.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Teachers face tough task of luring back children to schools in typhoon-hit areas

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Children sit on improvised chairs as they wait for relief goods in New Bataan, Compostela province on Dec. 12, 2012 nearly one week after the southern part of the Philippines was hit by Typhoon Pablo (Bopha.) As schools open on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, teachers are faced with the tough challenge on how to lure back students still coping with the devastation brought by Pablo.  AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

As schools here open on Monday, a week behind schedule, teachers are faced with the tough challenge on how to lure back students still coping with the devastation brought by typhoon Pablo.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

National Grid, PSALM, NPC slammed for keeping Pablo-hit areas without power

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Electric cooperatives officials took turns, on Saturday, in criticizing the power industry’s big three – the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP), the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) and the National Power Corp. (NPC)—for their “sluggish response” in restoring full power supply in areas devastated by typhoon Pablo, particularly Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, Surigao del Norte and Agusan del Sur.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Doctors planning another medical mission to Davao Oriental despite road accident

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The December 18 road accident in Davao Oriental — which injured six Maguindanao doctors and their driver on the way to a medical mission for typhoon Pablo victims — has not deterred the province’s health workers from holding another mission there, the Maguindanao provincial health chief said on Friday.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions,Uncategorized | Read More »

Amid devastation, Christmas is remote to typhoon survivors in Mindanao

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In the predominantly Catholic Philippines, the first signs of Christmas appear months before the actual event: shops playing Christmas carols on their audio loops, brightly decorated trees, neon Santas and reindeers are colorfully displayed outside shops and plazas. It is hard to get away from the holiday over-load.

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

NDF assures relief workers of safe pass through areas hit by Pablo

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The National Democratic Front (NDF) has assured relief volunteers of their safety in hinterland villages devastated by typhoon “Pablo.”

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Trauma over ‘Pablo’ keeps typhoon survivors keen on weather bulletins

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Since Christmas Eve, typhoon evacuees here have been anxiously asking about the new weather disturbance, which they feared could hit their already devastated communities in Compostela Valley.

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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