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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 »

No tuition hike for Yolanda-hit schools


None of the 81 private colleges and universities in Eastern Visayas (Region 8) which suffered the most from Supertyphoon “Yolanda” last November have indicated that they will increase their tuition and other fees this school year.

Posted: May 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Lacson frustrated over rehab’s pace, 2 Cabinet execs

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Former Sen. Panfilo Lacson (inset) and Yolanda destruction. INQUIRER and AP FILE PHOTOS

Secretary Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday expressed frustration over the government’s rehabilitation efforts, but maintained that it remained “right on track” six months after Super Typhoon Yolanda devastated Eastern Visayas. Part of the frustration was directed against two “deadma” Cabinet secretaries, said the former senator.

Posted: May 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »