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By Carmel Loise Matus
CEBU CITY—The Department of Health in Central Visayas has allotted P21 million for the rehabilitation and repair of 60 health facilities that were either destroyed or damaged when Supertyphoon “Yolanda” hit northern Cebu on Nov. 8. The funding would cover nine rural health units, 48 barangay health stations and three hospitals, said Ruselle Gako, [...]
By Jhunnex Napallacan
The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board granted workers in Central Visayas a daily P13 cost of living allowance instead of the P90 to P132 across-the-board increase in the minimum daily wage demanded by the labor unions.
The victims of last year’s powerful earthquake in Bohol feel neglected as attention and aid are focused on typhoon-ravaged Central Visayas.
By Aileen Garcia-Yap
Despite the devastation caused by the Oct.15 earthquake and supertyphoon “Yolanda”, Central Visayas will end 2013 with a 7.5 to 10 percent growth rate. Asst. Regional Director Efren Carreon of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) said tourism and agriculture bore the brunt of the two calamities that hit the region late this year. “All [...]
Days after a powerful earthquake shook Central Visayas in Oct. 15, an awe-struck nation was moved to tears when a group of children – members of the famed Loboc Children’s Choir – stood before the ruins of the town’s centuries-old church and sung Josh Groban’s “The Prayer.” The song of hope followed by an inspiring [...]
By Marlon Ramos
Sixteen days after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” pummeled the Visayas, the government is still hard-pressed in collating the latest death toll and other figures regarding the trail of devastation left by one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded.
By Chito Aragon
More than a hundred prisoners from the jails in Tacloban City and Palo, Leyte, who bolted prison at the height of supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) last November 8 have kept police in Central Visayas on alert.
Here are the latest casualty figures and damage reports from the Philippines after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”). All figures are preliminary and based on national and regional government officials and media reports.
Cebu registered the most number of casualties in Central Visayas in the wake of super typhoon Yolanda’s onslaught, the Police Regional Office (PRO-7) said yesterday. Supt. Renato Dugan, PRO-7 information officer, said 47 of the 49 casualties came from Cebu province—one from Lapu-Lapu City and one from Bohol. Only seven out of 47 casualties from [...]
By Michael Lim Ubac
President Benigno Aquino III on Friday night ordered the release of P365 million to the Philippine Air Force as a search and rescue operation for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” got under way.
By Doris C. Bongcac
At least 25 buildings, including one that houses courts and judges’ offices, had been declared off limits following the Oct. 15 7.2-magnitude quake, with an epicenter in Bohol province, that struck parts of the Visayas and Mindanao.
Caritas Manila, the lead social service agency of the Catholic Church, has released an initial P0.5 million for victims of the recent 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol province and other areas in the region, and is again appealing for donations in cash and kind.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
The opposition in the House of Representatives has proposed a P25-billion rehabilitation fund for earthquake-ravaged Central Visayas like the recovery program implemented in Central Luzon after the eruption of Mount Pinatubo 22 years ago.