By Aileen Garcia-Yap
Despite the devastation caused by the Oct.15 earthquake and supertyphoon “Yolanda”, Central Visayas will end 2013 with a 7.5 to 10 percent growth rate. Asst. Regional Director Efren Carreon of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) said tourism and agriculture bore the brunt of the two calamities that hit the region late this year. “All [...]
CEBUANOS and the rest of central Philippines overcame the double whammy inflicted by an earthquake and supertyphoon “Yolanda” with the outpouring of support from around the country and the rest of the world. Fr. Emy Maningo of the Redemptorist Church in Cebu gave this message in a concelebrated Mass sponsored by the Cebu Archdiocese and [...]
Days after a powerful earthquake shook Central Visayas in Oct. 15, an awe-struck nation was moved to tears when a group of children – members of the famed Loboc Children’s Choir – stood before the ruins of the town’s centuries-old church and sung Josh Groban’s “The Prayer.” The song of hope followed by an inspiring [...]
A strong, shallow earthquake rocked parts of eastern Indonesia early Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
A false tsunami alert threw into panic more than a thousand survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in northern Antique province, who fled from their homes early on Sunday amid fears they would be swallowed by huge waves.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
Residents from the northern part of Antique province fled their homes in panic on Sunday after false reports of a tsunami circulated.
A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit eastern Indonesia Sunday but there was no tsunami alert, seismologists said.
By Carmel Loise Matus
President Aquino said Thursday the national government has allocated around P5 billion for the rehabilitation of Bohol province, which was hit by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Oct. 15.
THE Mandaue City Library is holding story telling sessions with adult and children survivors of the Oct. 15 earthquake and the Nov. 8 supertyphoon to ease the stress and trauma they experienced. Mandaue City Public Library chief Angie Cagatulia said the story-telling sessions will serve as stress-debriefing for these victims of natural calamities. They held [...]
By Norman Bordadora
The Senate on Tuesday passed on second and third reading its version of the 2014 national budget worth P2.26 trillion that includes a P100-billion fund for the reconstruction of areas recently hit by calamities particularly super typhoon ‘‘Yolanda’’ and the central Visayas earthquake.
By Ador Vincent S. Mayol
Some court hearings in Cebu are being held in tents as the Supreme Court has yet to determine where the Cebu Regional Trial Court (RTC) and Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) can have their temporary offices.
A powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck in the south Atlantic ocean 314 kilometers (195 miles) southeast of Stanley, the main city on the Falkland Islands, the US Geological Survey said early Monday.
By Aquiles Zonio
, Nico Alconaba
Manny Pacquiao’s victory in Macau was welcomed by his townmates in this city as an event that broke the gloom from the past three calamities that hit the country.