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Roxas accused of using aid-giving to campaign for 2016

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Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II. INQUIRER.net file photo

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II was roundly criticized on Monday, for appearing to use the government’s rehabilitation of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan)-stricken areas to boost his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections where he has been touted to be the ruling Liberal Party’s standard bearer.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rehabilitation work in Visayas in full swing by June – Lacson

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Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Local officials of provinces devastated by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Yolanda) will have to wait a little longer before rehabilitation of affected areas goes full swing.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Last hospital standing

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After Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” most pictures showing the extent of devastation in Guiuan town, Eastern Samar province, included a centrally located, four-story, blue building. This is the privately owned Immaculate Conception Clinic and Hospital.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Heroic lady cops are apple of Aquino’s eye

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III may have yet to find his lady love, but the heroic acts of lady cops are enough to keep him going.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bayan Muna proposes ‘Yolanda’ marker in Tacloban

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Bayan Muna Representatives Neri Colmenares (left ) and Carlos Zarate. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

As thousands of lives were claimed by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), arguably the strongest typhoon ever recorded, two lawmakers proposed the construction of a “memorial marker” in Tacloban City.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

No one monitoring ‘Yolanda’ donations–Soliman

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Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

Nobody is keeping tabs on donations given to private, aid and religious organizations for survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman admitted on Monday.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

INC in full force in aid, relief plans in Tacloban

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The Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) didn’t only provide food and medical assistance to their members who were displaced by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

After ‘Yolanda,’ gossip is good

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AN IMAGE of the Virgin Mary sits among the rubble after a storm surge washed away homes and structures in Tacloban City on Nov. 8 last year. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

It has been a common site in Barangay 89 in San Jose District—women huddled to gossip. The onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” on Nov. 8 last year altered the village landscape though women still huddle in whatever is left of their communities only, this time, not to gossip but to talk about the tragedy.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

New, better life for Cadiz folk

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Super Typhoon “Yolanda” flattened houses and flipped over boats in a fishing village on Lakawon Island off Cadiz City, Negros Occidental province, on Nov. 8, 2013. More than four months after the devastation, the islet’s 280 families are given a chance to start anew with the help of a nongovernment organization.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Loan sharks prey on ‘Yolanda’ victims

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WHAT BUNKHOUSE?  A resident rebuilds his home in Barangay Anibong in Tacloban City on Saturday, almost a month after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” and its storm surge flattened communities in the Visayas and killed thousands of people even as a beached ship remains in the area.  NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” have fallen prey to loan sharks and small lending businesses for the repair of their houses amid the delay in government assistance, according to urban poor groups on Panay island.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

More being driven out of work in ‘Yolanda’ wake

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At least 186 workers have sought the help of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Eastern Visayas for the release of their benefits after their companies shut down their operations due to the devastation caused by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

248 out of 250 bunkhouses for ‘Yolanda’ survivors finished

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Bunkhouses. FILE PHOTO

Better late than never. Of the 250 bunkhouses the government promised to put up for survivors of supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas, 248 have risen in storm-ravaged areas in the provinces of Leyte, Eastern Samar and Western Samar.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino arrives in Bohol to check on calamity rehabilitation

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President Benigno Aquino III. AFP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino arrived at the airport here, on Monday, at around 4 p.m. on board the presidential plane.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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