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‘Yolanda’ survivors’ wish: Peace for missing kin

FAMILIES of victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” release flowers and candles out to sea to remember their loved ones at Barangay 88 in San Jose district, Tacloban City, after a Mass that commemorated the departed. RAFFY LERMA

Twelve-year-old Angeline Yano threw flowers into the waters of Cancabato Bay, wishing that her mother and five siblings were now at peace.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Aquino signs ‘Yolanda’ rehabilitation plan


Almost a year after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) devastated the Visayas, President Benigno Aquino III signed the Yolanda Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan (CRRP).

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

100 buried alive in Sri Lanka tea region mudslide–minister

Sri Lanka Mudslide

Around 100 people were buried alive in a tea-growing region of Sri Lanka Wednesday as mudslides triggered by monsoon rains washed away their homes on a plantation, disaster officials said.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

20,570 Yolanda survivors still live in bunk houses, says archbishop

Bunkhouses constructed in Barangay (village) Sagkahan, Tacloban City, for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Palo Archbishop John Du has expressed disappointment that there are still families living in bunk houses, almost a year after the onslaught of supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Pablo’ survivors plant seeds of new lives in resettlement site

RESIDENTS of new houses in the San Roque resettlement project in New Bataan, Compostela Valley province, pose for a picture after planting calamansi outside their new house. The resettlement project is for survivors of Typhoon “Pablo.” Photo:FRINSTON L. LIM

Housewife Marilyn Regis was in high spirits as she clasped with both hands a lump of loose earth to cover the calamansi seedling she just planted in front of her new house.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »