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P4.69B allotted for typhoon response

GROCERY RUN  Residents crowd the entrance of a grocery store in Tacloban City to stock up with canned goods, bottled water and other basic necessities before the storm. AFP

With a new, powerful typhoon threatening central Philippines, the government has allotted P4.69 billion to support the preparation for the response of government agencies.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Aquino: Curse me, criticize me but I must do right thing

BEFORE  Motorcycles try to navigate Real Street in Tacloban amid  debris and garbage left by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” a year ago today. The same street as above photo as it looked amid the ruins.  ANDREW TADALAN

“Curse me, criticize me but I believe I must do the right thing,” President Benigno Aquino III said on Friday, defending the pace of rebuilding in communities ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) a year ago.

Posted: November 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

9 die in Negros Occidental ambush

DEAD SPOT The bodies of nine people, including a policeman, lay on the ground and on the truck after they were ambushed  by heavily armed men in La Castellana town in Negros Occidental. Nine others were reportedly wounded. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PNP

Gunmen hiding in a sugarcane field ambushed early Sunday a truckload of policemen and village guards, killing nine and wounding nine others in a hinterland village at La Castellana town, 28 kilometers south of here.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Death toll in strong quake rises to 40

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MAP of the Philippines locating the epicenter of a 6.8-magnitude quake Monday, Feb. 6, 2012.

At least 40 persons, including a nine-year-old girl, died in Negros Oriental during the 6.9-magnitude earthquake that hit the province and other areas shortly before noon Monday, local authorities here said.

Posted: February 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »