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Land rights issues seen to derail rehab efforts in Yolanda areas

Children watch from above the Tacloban City Convention Center at the tent city. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Long-standing and emerging issues over lack of land tenure security may be a major stumbling block to rehabilitation efforts in Yolanda-affected areas if not addressed strategically, says a report released by international non-government organization Oxfam.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

P40M to repair Leyte police HQ

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The police regional office in Eastern Visayas has set aside P40 million for the repair of damaged infrastructures at its headquarters in Leyte.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Yolanda-hit Eastern Visayas to get only P6.9B infra in 2014—DPWH report

TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION A general shot shows houses destroyed by the strong winds caused by Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City. AFP

Eastern Visayas, which was ravaged by supertyphoon “Yolanda” in November 2013, will receive only P6.91 billion for infrastructure projects this year, according to a Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) report posted on the agency’s website.

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

DA intensifies aid to fishermen in ‘Yolanda’-devastated areas

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala: Swamped with “nuisance suits”.  FILE PHOTO

Seven months after Super Typhoon Yolanda struck, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is continually providing material aid to fisherfolk in Eastern Visayas who bore the brunt of the tragedy.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t study shows ‘Yolanda’ damage to mangroves bigger than reported

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

The research arm of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said the damage left by Super Typhoon Yolanda to mangrove beach forests in Eastern Visayas was two to three times bigger than initial estimates.

Posted: June 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »