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Only 86 classrooms up since ‘Yolanda’ hit

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Nearly a year after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) ravaged Eastern Visayas, the government has built only 86 of an initial 729 new classrooms planned to replace the over 4,000 rooms damaged or destroyed by the Nov. 8 storm, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) head in Region VIII.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ recovery: From ‘it can’t be fixed’ to ‘we’ve done a lot’

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Richard Sandison, Emergency Response Manager for Plan International, believes the pace of rehabilitation in Yolanda devastated areas is going faster than the 2004 Aceh tsunami in Indonesia. He personally headed the relief work in Aceh for two years before working on the Yolanda rehabilitation project of Plan. MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

Despite many criticisms that the recovery and rehabilitation of areas devastated by Supertyphoon Yolanda (international name:Haiyan), an international non-government organization said that the pace has actually been faster compared to other major disasters in the world.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ survivors relocated ahead of Pope Francis visit

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THE TRANSITIONAL  houses built, not by the government, but by a nongovernment organization offer some degree of comfort for “Yolanda” survivors.

Super Typhoon “Yolanda” survivors from more than 250 families in Palo, Leyte will be relocated ahead of the papal visit of Pope Francis in January 2015.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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 »

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