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Rebuilding homes, lives in Yolanda-shattered Bantayan

Prudence Foundation volunteers carry blocks as they begin building homes at a resettlement area for displaced residents in Santa Fe town, Bantayan Island. Some 100 volunteers from 12 countries in program initiated with Habitat for Humanity to build 135 disaster-resilient homes on the island. TARRA QUISMUNDO/PDI

The dark clouds gave way to the sun as the human chain passed hollow blocks down the line, each block a step closer to rebuilding lives shattered by Super Typhoon Yolanda nearly five months ago.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Food firm to help feed 300k schoolkids in typhoon-hit regions


The Philippines’ biggest canned food company, Century Pacific Food Inc., is helping the government feed some 300,000 schoolchildren in areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Citra’s ‘Pamasko ni Santiago’ marks Year 4

Metro Manila Skyway Project developer, Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corp., together with its partner, St. James Renewal Movement (SJRM) of Alabang, distributed hundreds of bags of grocery items and other staples on Dec. 14 to more than 350 families in Sitio (settlement) Espeleta, a depressed community in Muntinlupa City.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Metrobank Group donates P50M to ‘Yolanda’ victims

Metrobank Foundation president Aniceto Sobrepeña (third from left) turns over a check donation to Inquirer Publisher Atty. Raul Pangalangan (second from left) for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” Looking on are Inquirer Corporate Affairs Manager Connie Kalagayan (left) and the foundation’s deputy executive director, Nicanor L. Torres, Jr.

The Metrobank Group, Toyota Motor Philippines, and Toyota Financial Services Philippines are donating P50 million for the ongoing relief operations for families displaced by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” Through the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. and GT-Metro Foundation, Inc. (Ty family foundation), an initial P25 million will be allotted for relief operations in the calamity-stricken provinces of Leyte, Iloilo, Capiz, Cebu, Eastern Samar, Aklan, Antique and Palawan.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cell phone users text P1M for victims of Typhoon ‘Pablo’

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Cell phone users across Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co.’s three mobile brands have donated more than P1 million via text message to help the survivors of Typhoon “Pablo.”

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Company launches foundation targeting Metro areas without clean water source


Ayala-led Manila Water Company Inc. has launched the Manila Water Foundation to help address poor health and sanitation conditions plaguing several communities in eastern Metro Manila and nearby areas.

Posted: November 27th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Media-shy future PNP chief


Deputy Director General Alan La Madrid Purisima, chief of the directorial staff of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and slated to become PNP chief, is an expert in investigation and intelligence, as well as crisis management.

Posted: November 20th, 2012 in On Target | Read More »

In Baguio City, fight for survival of the pine tree


People who were born, raised and have decided to live in Baguio City will always fight for the survival of the pine tree, which has set apart the summer capital from the rest of the country for more than 100 years.

Posted: January 17th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

16 scholars get funds for proposed project

Sixteen students with winning proposals during the Aboitiz Foundation’s 1st Scholars’ Corporate Social Responsiblity (CSR) Summit last Dec. 12 and 13 in Mandaue City will have the chance to implement their own projects this year.

Posted: January 10th, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

A slice of bread that can feed thousands of hungry children


A slice of bread can go a long way in feeding hungry children in conflict areas in the southern Philippines.

Posted: December 7th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pagcor plays Santa Claus to 167 neglected babies, children in Bacolod

Pagcor Director Eric Nuguid (7th from left) turns over the state-gaming agency's Christmas presents to Fr. John Cardinal (center), executive director of Bacolod Boys Home, and the beneficiaries of the foundation during the “Pamaskong Handog ng Pagcor 2011: 25 Days of Christmas, 25 Years of Pagcor” gift-giving event in Bacolod City on December 4. Also in photo are AVP for Information Technology Albert Villarama (6th from left), Casino Filipino General Manager Dario Cordero (6th from right) and Branch Manager Estrella Luz Cabebe (3rd from right)

Officials of the Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp. (Pagcor) played Santa Claus on Sunday to 167 abandoned babies and neglected and abused children from Bacolod.

Posted: December 4th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

New houses awarded to 18 poor families


Homeless no more. A call center and business outsourcing firm has turned over 18 houses to poor families in Barangay (village) Batasan Hills, Quezon City, as part of its annual “Day of Service” for the less fortunate. “The sheer force of our team—thousands of people willingly giving their time and energy, many after working a [...]

Posted: October 10th, 2011 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »


2 casino cashiers in hot water for revenue loss Two cashiers working in an online casino in Quezon City were nabbed by police at 1:30 a.m. Monday after their manager discovered a P73,000 loss in game sales. Jomarie Espinosa of Batasan Hills and Gemma Agravante of Barangay (village) Obrero, both 25, and night-shift cashiers at [...]

Posted: September 12th, 2011 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

  1. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  2. Chinese lawyers say they were tortured by police
  3. Hair salon’s Kim Jong Un poster riles embassy
  4. Siquijor ‘healer’: For every cure, there’s a plant
  5. State seeks guilty verdict for Abalos
  6. Why college grads end up in the PNP
  7. Estrada: I will pray for my detractors
  8. Miraculous image makes Gapan City top site for pilgrimage in Central Luzon
  9. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  10. Five men from Cavite found dead in jeep in Batangas
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  2. Massage attendant arrested on rape complaint filed by Japanese tourist
  3. ‘Tell no one’ Makati bettor won P250M lotto
  4. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  5. Netizens cry: 6/55 Lotto was rigged
  6. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  7. North Korea uses flamethrower to execute official
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  9. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  10. It was difficult having Japanese blood
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. UP back on top as ‘average’ student aces bar
  5. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  6. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  7. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  8. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  9. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  10. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’


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  • Lifestyle

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  • Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels US concert
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  • 2NE1 returns to Manila with “All Or Nothing” Tour
  • Gary Valenciano just keeps moving
  • Business

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  • Megawide nets P1.4 B in 2013
  • Longer TRO sought on rate hike
  • Make a stylish statement with the all-new Yaris
  • Hearing set in Olarte case
  • Technology

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  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Another reason to quit social media this Holy Week: your safety
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  • Couple of things
  • Mommy D’s magic
  • Stop bizarre and bloody Good Friday rituals
  • Holy Week taboos
  • Global Nation

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  • US Embassy closed on Holy Thursday, Good Friday
  • Relief worker draws inspiration from helping Yolanda victims
  • Philippines says peace pact should hold despite clashes
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