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Aquino to bring aid, receive wish lists of E. Samar folk

Aftermath of Typhoon

President Aquino travels to Eastern Samar Monday to launch a cash-for-work program for survivors of Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit), which killed more than 20 people in the Visayas earlier this month.

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Lacson to quit as rehab czar in February 2015


Panfilo Lacson, head of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (OPARR), on Sunday said he will resign as “rehabilitation czar” of the Aquino administration come February 2015.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

10 years on, where did all the tsunami debris go?

tsunami debris

Cars. Fishing boats. Houses. Entire villages. The 2004 tsunami left Banda Aceh with mountains of debris up to 6 kilometers inland.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Magnitude 5.5 quake jolts Eastern Visayas—Phivolcs

Eastern Samar Quake

A magnitude 5.5 tectonic quake rocked parts of Eastern Visayas with aftershocks expected, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Sunday morning.

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

Lacson bats for permanent agency to handle reconstruction in calamity areas

Former Sen. Panfilo Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Aquino’s point man in the reconstruction of areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) wants another government agency to handle the job permanently by early 2015.

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