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Finally, Aquino OKs P168B ‘Yolanda’ plan

yolanda Refugees

It took nearly a year for President Aquino to finally approve the government’s P167.8-billion recovery and rehabilitation plan for Eastern Visayas, which was devastated by Super Typhoon “Yolanda,” leaving more than 6,000 dead.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | 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 »

It’s rainy in Eastern Visayas, Mindanao

SCREENGRAB from noah.dost.gov.ph

Eastern Visayas and Mindanao will again have rains as the intertropical convergence zone continues to affect the region, the weather bureau warned.

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

Rains, thunderstorms in Easter Visayas, Mindanao—Pagasa


Light to moderate rains and thunderstorms may be experienced in Eastern Visayas and Mindanao on Friday, the state weather bureau said.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

LGUs told to stop violating law on solid waste

Sen. Loren Legarda.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Loren Legarda has appealed to local governments to comply with Republic Act No. 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000) as 576 open dumps are still operating after the law banned these in 2000.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »