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Pregnant women in ‘Yolanda’-hit areas still vulnerable to health risks


At any time in areas devastated by super typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) in the Central Visayas region, a mother could be giving birth without a hygienic environment, clean water, sanitized tools, and the necessary medicine.

Posted: May 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Police search Tiamzon safe house in Cebu

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Defiant Communist leaders Wilma and Benito Tiamzon  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After more than an hour of searching, the police on Tuesday failed to find a single firearm in the safe house of couple Benito and Wilma Tiamzon, chair and finance chief of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), respectively, in Barangay (village) Sangat here, about 28 kilometers south of Cebu City.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

P21M earmarked to repair health facilities hit by ‘Yolanda’


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, [...]

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Central Visayas workers get P13 allowance

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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.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Quake victims cry out

A MAN walks past the ruins of the viewing deck of the Chocolate Hills in Carmen town in Bohol after the killer 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the province in October.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The victims of last year’s powerful earthquake in Bohol feel neglected as attention and aid are focused on typhoon-ravaged Central Visayas.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »