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‘Grateful we’re still here’

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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

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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 »

‘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

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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

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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 »

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