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Catapang warns against climate change and ‘new, fiercest enemies’ it brings

A young girl walks amid ruins of houses in a neighborhood badly affected by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in Guiuan, Samar, on Nov. 15, 2013. More than 5,000 families of fishermen, livestock and cattle raisers and farmers are in need of immediate livelihood assistance in Guiuan, according to the latest report from the Office of Civil Defense of Eastern Visayas.  AP PHOTO/DITA ALANGKARA

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Gregorio Catapang Jr. on Wednesday called on citizens to be “united” in facing “climate change” as the natural disasters it brings “are our new and fiercest enemies”.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Future of survivors still bleak in Eastern Samar


As the sun rises in Salog village here, people emerge from the clusters of tents that occupy what used to be an athletic field, just across the road from the town cemetery.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aquino: Curse me, criticize me but I must do right thing

BEFORE  Motorcycles try to navigate Real Street in Tacloban amid  debris and garbage left by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” a year ago today. The same street as above photo as it looked amid the ruins.  ANDREW TADALAN

“Curse me, criticize me but I believe I must do the right thing,” President Benigno Aquino III said on Friday, defending the pace of rebuilding in communities ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) a year ago.

Posted: November 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Guiuan offers airport but is turned down

Eastern Samar

A mayor in Eastern Samar has offered the airport in his town as an alternative gateway to the region while the runway at the Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport in Tacloban City, Leyte, undergoes repairs.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Eastern Samar mayor won’t vacate post despite court order

Eastern Samar

The mayor of a town in Eastern Samar has been ordered by a court to vacate his post after a recount of votes showed that he actually lost the May, 2013, local election by 106 votes, but the mayor said he would appeal the ruling.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »