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Typhoon evacuees in Visayas return to their homes to clean up

Evacuees stay inside a school as Typhoon Hagupit affects Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year. AP

Typhoon evacuees in the Visayas started returning to their homes on Monday even as thousands remained in evacuation centers needing food and other assistance.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

P43M allotted for 610 Capiz homes


Funds totaling P42.7 million have been earmarked for the construction of 610 houses in Capiz and Iloilo provinces for survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda,” according to Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman.

Posted: December 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DSWD, UN Habitat to build 610 houses for ‘Yolanda’ survivors in Capiz, Iloilo

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

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Social Welfare and Development and the United Nations will be building more than 600 houses for typhoon “Yolanda” survivors in Capiz and Iloilo.   The DSWD and the United Nations Human Settlements Program or UN Habitat recently inked an agreement with the local governments of the two provinces for […]

Posted: November 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Grateful we’re still here’

RITES OF REMEMBRANCE On Friday, the eve of the 1st anniversary of “Yolanda,” the employees of the Leyte Park Hotel in Tacloban City on behalf of all the victims of the brutalizing supertyphoon, release lanterns with prayers that misfortune will take flight and light will show them the path toward the renewal of their lives. RAFFY LERMA

Survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) on Saturday shed tears in celebration of life as they descended on mass graves to mark one year since the storm took away their loved ones and devastated much of central Philippines.

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Drilon pet project foes tagged as rebels


Members of an indigenous people’s group in Panay, who are opposing the construction of a dam in Iloilo, are among those charged with rebellion in connection with an armed clash in Capiz more than a year ago.

Posted: November 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »