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VIPs, politicians not invited to Pope’s lunch

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Pope Francis gives a thumbs-up as disabled children perform for him during his visit to the rehabilitation center for disabled people at Kkottongnae in Eumseong, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. The Pope will lunch with the poor when he visits Tacloban City on Jan. 17, 2015.  AP PHOTO/AHN YOUNG-JOON

Bad news for politicians and rich people who hope to rub elbows with Pope Francis during his first visit to the Philippines in January.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Tacloban hotels already fully booked for papal visit

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With still five months to go before the scheduled visit here of Pope Francis, hotels in Tacloban are already fully booked, according to the City Tourism Office.

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

‘Yolanda’ rehab plans welcome but execs say: Please hurry up

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It’s about time. But please hurry up. Leaders of municipalities ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda welcomed President Aquino’s approval of the rebuilding blueprint for five provinces and Tacloban City. Mayor Ricky Ramirez of Medellin town in Cebu province said his constituents had been waiting for eight months for the rebuilding to get off the ground.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Aquino gets own share of disasters: ‘Yolanda,’ Bohol quake, ‘Glenda’

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In one fell swoop, a super typhoon of unprecedented strength converted Eastern Visayas into a wasteland. Nearly a month before, a titanic earthquake brought down centuries-old churches in Bohol. Eight months later, blasts of air shut down Metro Manila.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ survivor loses yet another home to ‘Glenda’

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He left Tacloban hoping that life would be better for him and his five kids.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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