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Aquino not acting yet on Lacson’s resignation


Malacañang said President Benigno Aquino III has not taken action, as of Monday, on Secretary Panfilo Lacson’s “irrevocable resignation” as the President’s point man on the rehabilitation of areas damaged by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in 2013.

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino to bring aid, receive wish lists of E. Samar folk

Aftermath of Typhoon

President Aquino travels to Eastern Samar Monday to launch a cash-for-work program for survivors of Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit), which killed more than 20 people in the Visayas earlier this month.

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Magnitude 5.5 quake jolts Eastern Visayas—Phivolcs

Eastern Samar Quake

A magnitude 5.5 tectonic quake rocked parts of Eastern Visayas with aftershocks expected, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Sunday morning.

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

Lacson bats for permanent agency to handle reconstruction in calamity areas

Former Sen. Panfilo Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Aquino’s point man in the reconstruction of areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) wants another government agency to handle the job permanently by early 2015.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Indonesia landslide kills 18 people; 90 missing

Rescuers help to evacuate a cow after a village was swept away by landslides in Jemblung, Central Java, Indonesia, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Torrential rains set off mudslides down the hills into the village in central Indonesia, killing scores of people with more than 100 missing. (AP Photo/Bayu Nur)

Torrential rains set off a mudslide down the hills into a village in central Indonesia, killing eight people and leaving more than 100 missing, officials said Saturday.

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »