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DPWH drops construction of last two bunkhouses

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Public Works and Highways is no longer going to build the last two of 250 bunkhouses it had planned to put up for survivors of Supertyphoon Yolanda in Eastern Visayas.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bohol quake survivors feel ‘safer’ in bunkhouses

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A TOTAL of 20 bunkhouses are being built by the Department of Public Works and Highways for quake survivors  in Bohol province. The department is targeting a total of 100 bunkhouses. CARMEL MATUS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

It does not feel like home, but the bunkhouse here where 77-year-old Solano Dospueblos moved into makes her feel safer. “I could now sleep soundly,” she told the Inquirer.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

248 out of 250 bunkhouses for ‘Yolanda’ survivors finished

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Bunkhouses. FILE PHOTO

Better late than never. Of the 250 bunkhouses the government promised to put up for survivors of supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas, 248 have risen in storm-ravaged areas in the provinces of Leyte, Eastern Samar and Western Samar.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DPWH builds 17 more shelters for ‘Yolanda’ survivors

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Bunkhouses. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Public Works and Highways has built another 17 bunkhouses for the survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” in Eastern Visayas, bringing to 239 the total number of temporary shelters put up for the victims of the natural calamity.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Only 27 bunkhouses completed in Tacloban

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A WOMAN and her grandchildren transfer to a bunkhouse in the district of San Jose in Tacloban City after living for weeks in a tent. Many other evacuees are still in tents due to the delay in the construction of bunkhouses. RAFFY LERMA

Three months after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” struck this city, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has not completed the construction of 62 bunkhouses here.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Marcos notes slow turn-over of bunkhouses to homeless Leyte families

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Photo by RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

Jenylyn Macawili,19, and her three-month-old baby who has meningitis and a split palette, are among the hundreds still living in tents and makeshift houses in Tacloban City.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

DPWH to complete additional 28 bunkhouses by Feb. 28, says official

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After completing the last of 222 bunkhouses for the survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas, the Department of Public Works and Highways is building another 28 temporary shelters for the victims of the natural calamity.

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

Families transferring to bunkhouses

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After the controversy and the brouhaha died down, families have started to live in the temporary shelters that the government built for the survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DPWH announces completion of 222 bunkhouses

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More than three months after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” ravaged Eastern Visayas, the government has finally completed construction of 222 temporary shelters for survivors of the calamity.

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

Senate to probe ‘Yolanda’ rehab

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Senator Ferdinand “Bong-Bong” Marcos Jr. Photo by RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

The Senate will start on Thursday an inquiry into the status of rehabilitation work and international aid in the disaster-ravaged areas, but presidential assistant for rehabilitation Panfilo Lacson will not be attending the probe because of illness.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Last 24 bunkhouses for ‘Yolanda’ survivors to be completed by Feb. 15

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Bunkhouses. FILE PHOTO

February 15 is the new deadline for the construction of 222 temporary shelters the government had planned to build for the survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t saves P1.6M as private contractor waives fees

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Bunkhouses. FILE PHOTO

The government has saved nearly P1.6 million after one of over 80 private contractors involved in the construction of bunkhouses for survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” in Eastern Visayas waived the payment for its contract.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Temporary shelters not overpriced, says Lacson

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Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The bunkhouses built as temporary shelters for victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda used substandard materials, but these were not overpriced, according to former Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, the presidential assistant for rehabilitation and recovery.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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