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South Korea says 295 missing in ferry disaster

South Korea rescue helicopter and fishing boats try to rescue passengers from a passenger ship in water off the southern coast in South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. AP

Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea’s southern coast, killing at least two and injuring seven, officials said.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Roxas accused of using aid-giving to campaign for 2016

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Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II. INQUIRER.net file photo

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II was roundly criticized on Monday, for appearing to use the government’s rehabilitation of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan)-stricken areas to boost his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections where he has been touted to be the ruling Liberal Party’s standard bearer.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rehabilitation work in Visayas in full swing by June – Lacson

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Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Local officials of provinces devastated by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Yolanda) will have to wait a little longer before rehabilitation of affected areas goes full swing.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

P2 B needed to house homeless, says Tacloban mayor

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Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez hands goods to his employee infront of the ruin Tacloban Airport after Typhoon Yolanda hit the city. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More than 150 days after one of the deadliest typhoons ever recorded leveled his city, Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez is still at a loss how to provide decent shelter to residents displaced by Supertyphoon Yolanda.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Chile’s 8.2 quake poses no tsunami threat to PH

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Wednesday said there was no tsunami threat to the Philippines following a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake that struck off Chile.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tsunami warning raised after 8.0-magnitude quake hits Chile

A fire burns at a restaurant after an earthquake in Iquique, Chile, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. AP

A powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile’s Pacific coast on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for Chile, Peru and Ecuador, US officials said.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Bayan Muna proposes ‘Yolanda’ marker in Tacloban

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Bayan Muna Representatives Neri Colmenares (left ) and Carlos Zarate. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

As thousands of lives were claimed by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), arguably the strongest typhoon ever recorded, two lawmakers proposed the construction of a “memorial marker” in Tacloban City.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Graduation hope: Closure for trying year

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NORTHERN Iloilo Polytechnic State College West Campus in Estancia town, Iloilo, has served as evacuation center for 2,000 residents despite the damage it sustained during Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” NESTOR P. BURGOS JR.

For Stephanie Prevendido-Gallardo, the commencement exercises today, Saturday, will hopefully close the most trying school year in her more than nine years as a teacher.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

US landslide town knew risks, officials insist

This March 24, 2014 aerial photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey show the extent and impacts from the March 22 mudslide near Arlington in northwest Washington state. The slide destroyed a rural community, likely killing at least 24, and left scores missing. The aerial survey was conducted by Washington State departments of Transportation and Natural Resources, the USGS and the King County Sheriff's Office. AP

The US town devastated by a monster mudslide that has claimed up to 24 lives so far was warned four years ago of the risk but residents felt safe anyway, officials said Wednesday.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Tent evacuees get plywood as floors to keep them dry

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Belinda Guinoonohan and her family can now sleep soundly at night, even when it rains. They no longer have to sleep on a damp floor in their makeshift tent in San Jose District, their home since Nov. 8 when Supertyphoon “Yolanda” brought this city to its knees.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake rocks parts of Mindanao

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agusan del Sur map

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck Agusan del Sur in Mindanao Friday afternoon, the Philippine Volcanology and seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

No one monitoring ‘Yolanda’ donations–Soliman

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Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

Nobody is keeping tabs on donations given to private, aid and religious organizations for survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman admitted on Monday.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

INC in full force in aid, relief plans in Tacloban

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The Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) didn’t only provide food and medical assistance to their members who were displaced by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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