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Roxas accused of using aid-giving to campaign for 2016

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Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II. INQUIRER.net file photo

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II was roundly criticized on Monday, for appearing to use the government’s rehabilitation of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan)-stricken areas to boost his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections where he has been touted to be the ruling Liberal Party’s standard bearer.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Scientists on P1-B mangrove fund: Use wisely

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MANGROVES near a grounded boat in Quinapondan, Eastern Samar province, are showing signs of recovery from the effects of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” PHOTO COURTESY OF JURGENNE PRIMAVERA

At least P1 billion in public funds is available for the repair of mangrove areas hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” but the money should not be used to plant new mangroves, but simply protect existing ones, according to mangrove scientists and conservationists.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Last hospital standing

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After Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” most pictures showing the extent of devastation in Guiuan town, Eastern Samar province, included a centrally located, four-story, blue building. This is the privately owned Immaculate Conception Clinic and Hospital.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Eastern Samar mayor, 2 others dismissed for grave misconduct

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The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed from public service Mayor Candida Gabornes of Lawaan, Eastern Samar, and two other local officials for grave misconduct.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

248 out of 250 bunkhouses for ‘Yolanda’ survivors finished

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Better late than never. Of the 250 bunkhouses the government promised to put up for survivors of supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas, 248 have risen in storm-ravaged areas in the provinces of Leyte, Eastern Samar and Western Samar.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Forest fires in Eastern Samar put out—report

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Forest fires that scorched at least five towns for a week in Eastern Samar have finally been put out, a radio report said Tuesday.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Forest fires scorch Eastern Samar

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Forest fires have scorched more than 53 hectares in at least five towns in Eastern Samar, a report said Friday.

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

Families transferring to bunkhouses

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After the controversy and the brouhaha died down, families have started to live in the temporary shelters that the government built for the survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Quakes felt off Eastern Samar, Davao Oriental, Sarangani–Phivolcs

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A 4.1 magnitude earthquake rocked off the coast of Eastern Samar early Saturday, the Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

From Yolanda to Agaton: Floods continue for E.Samar residents

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Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Even before they could recover from the devastation of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan), residents in Eastern Samar are again facing floods and possibly landslides due to the continuous rains spawned by Tropical Depression “Agaton”.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Power restoration on track–DOE

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The Department of Energy (DOE) said it was on track to meet the Dec. 24 target to restore electricity in Yolanda-hit areas and to light up major city and town centers as promised by the country’s energy chief.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Public asked to donate school supplies for Leyte students

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Typhoon survivors and school workers salvage books from the school library at the Daniel Z. Romualdez Memorial Elementary School at typhoon-ravaged Tolosa town, Leyte province, on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. A religious organization has launched an appeal to the public to donate schools supplies to the students in the storm-ravaged areas in the Visayas as classes are already set to open in a few weeks’ time.  AP

A religious organization has launched an appeal to the public to donate schools supplies to the students in the storm-ravaged areas in the Visayas as classes are already set to open in a few weeks’ time.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t to speed up building of 119 bunkhouses in Eastern Samar, Leyte

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RUINS WHERE ‘YOLANDA’ MADE FIRST LANDFALL The historic Church of the Immaculate Conception (roofless rectangle building with bell tower) in Guiuan, Samar province, lies in ruins like most structures in the town of Eastern Samar. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More than a month after supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) ravaged Eastern Visayas, the government has no tput up a single bunkhouse for the thousands of survivors of the natural disaster in the region.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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