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NGOs build ‘better houses’ in E. Samar

The remains of a house destroyed by Typhoon “Ruby” in Dolores town in Eastern Samar province  RAFFY LERMA

International humanitarian groups stationed in Eastern Visayas since the aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) have extended their operations to the northern municipalities of Eastern Samar province in response to the damage wrought by Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit).

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Relief supplies rushed to ‘Ruby’ victims

Residents rest Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 in an evacuation center at suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines after fleeing their homes in anticipation of typhoon Hagupit which was forecast to have hit Manila overnight after lashing central Philippines Sunday. AP

Authorities and aid agencies rushed relief supplies on Wednesday to hundreds of thousands of people displaced by Tropical Storm “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit), as survivors sifted through debris to rebuild their lives.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Relief, recovery work in full swing in Borongan


Relief and recovery work went on full throttle on Tuesday after the main roads connecting this city to the southern and northern towns were cleared of fallen trees and landslides triggered by Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit).

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

PH C-130 plane carrying relief goods gets a flat tire in E. Samar

The c-130 of the Philippine Air Force flew relief goods and personnel to parts of Samar after Ruby (international name: Hagupit) struck the province./ AIR FORCE PHOTO

A C-130 plane of the Philippine Air Force that landed in Borongan, Eastern Samar to responding to the survivors of Typhoon Ruby (international name: Hagupit, now a tropical depression) encountered a flat tire on Monday.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DOE chief vows to restore power before Christmas

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ENERGY Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla has given assurance that power in the three Samar provinces, Leyte and Biliran will be restored before Christmas.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »