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‘Yolanda’ rehab plans welcome but execs say: Please hurry up

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It’s about time. But please hurry up. Leaders of municipalities ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda welcomed President Aquino’s approval of the rebuilding blueprint for five provinces and Tacloban City. Mayor Ricky Ramirez of Medellin town in Cebu province said his constituents had been waiting for eight months for the rebuilding to get off the ground.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Coast Guard beefing itself up within next 3 years

Members of the Philippine Coast Guard in action. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Coast Guard is to hire an additional 1,000 uniformed personnel this year and 2,000 more in the next two years to meet its goal of having a “10,000-strong command” by the end of President Benigno Aquino III’s term in 2016.

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

Legislators told ‘redeem yourselves’ by passing anti-dynasty bill


Sponsors of the anti-dynasty bill are trying to convince to backing the measure by saying that it would help vindicate and redeem legislators’ battered reputation and prove their detractors wrong.

Posted: May 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Roxas goes on aid blitz in ‘Yolanda’-ravaged areas


Interior Secretary Mar Roxas on Saturday capped a whirlwind three-day visit to areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda by leading the groundbreaking rites for two multimillion-peso infrastructure projects in his home province of Capiz.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Christmas in Lent: Roxas to give P4B for survivors

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas II.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Christmas came during Lent for the survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in the Visayas.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »