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Crying climate change activist Naderev Saño to walk 1,000 km

In this picture taken on March 31, 2014, Naderev Saño, the country's lead negotiator at United Nations climate talks, gestures during an interview in Manila. A Philippine diplomat said on September 25 he is to go on a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) walk to a city destroyed by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” to drum up awareness about the devastating impact of climate change.  AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

A Filipino environment activist who made headlines last year with an emotional call for global action on climate change on Thursday said he will walk 1,000 kilometers to Tacloban City that was devastated by last year’s super typhoon.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NU Pep Squad donates to SM Cares for ‘Yolanda’ Survivors

(L-R) Deborah Sy SMFI Executive Director, Carmen Linda Atayde SMFI Executive Director For Education Program, National University Pep Squad,  Teddy Ocampo National University President, Jun Gaw National University Pep Squad Team Manager and   Renato Ermita Jr. National University Vice President.

The National University (NU) Pep Squad held a thanksgiving celebration for bagging the championship at the UAAP Season 77 Cheerdance Competition.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Dinky Soliman, told to quit, says ‘read whole report’

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DSWD Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman.  FILE PHOTO

A group of victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) is demanding the resignation of Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman after the Commission on Audit (COA) reported that food packs worth P2.7 million were lost to spoilage because of improper handling.

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

Transition for storm survivors in Tacloban

THE SO-CALLED transitional houses for survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” are made of nipa and bamboo. While beneficiaries say these are better than leaky tents, the place where these were built is far 
from where they earn a living. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

Rosalina Ocenar and her family may now be sleeping better at night and feeling safe from storm surges like those unleashed by super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) almost 10 months ago, but one problem is bothering them—where to get food.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

VIPs, politicians not invited to Pope’s lunch

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 »