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20,570 Yolanda survivors still live in bunk houses, says archbishop

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Bunkhouses constructed in Barangay (village) Sagkahan, Tacloban City, for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Palo Archbishop John Du has expressed disappointment that there are still families living in bunk houses, almost a year after the onslaught of supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Albay, Ligao, Tabaco cancel sem break to hold make-up classes after Mayon unrest

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STUDENTS of Camalig North Central School in Camalig town, Albay province, attend classes outdoors while their classrooms serve as temporary homes for families evacuated from danger zones around Mayon Volcano. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON FILE PHOTO

Three school divisions in the Bicol region have declared no semestral breaks in elementary and secondary schools to make up for the disruption of classes caused by Mayon Volcano’s state of unrest.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Mario’ aftermath: Gov’t brings relief to Ilocos, to restore power in 4 days

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Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II on Monday met with officials of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur provinces, areas placed under states of calamity, following the onslaught of Tropical Storm “Mario” (international name: Fung-Wong), to discuss government efforts to help typhoon victims.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Mario’ leaves 1 dead, P70 M in damage in Ilocos Norte; 2 missing in Zambales

Fallen Trees in Ilocos Norte due to strong winds as tropical storm "Mario" slammed the entire province on Saturday.

Photo Credit: Joemar Tolentino

Residents of Ilocos Norte province endured more than 16 hours of intense rain and heavy gusts accompanying Tropical Storm “Mario” from Friday to Saturday, but the province recorded only one storm-related fatality.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

P20M in relief goods given to families displaced by storm Mario

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Residents continue to be housed in evacuation centers Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in Marikina city east of Manila, Philippines. AP

The Department of Social Welfare and Development has distributed P20 million in relief assistance to areas hit by tropical storm Mario.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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