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‘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’


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 »

1,000 ‘Yolanda’ survivors set protest march during Aquino’s Sona


At least a thousand survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) are expected to flock to Manila on July 28 in time for President Benigno Aquino’s fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA).

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Yolanda survivors still feel ‘luckier’ than Revilla, Jinggoy Estrada

Bunkhouses constructed in Barangay (village) Sagkahan, Tacloban City, for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” who now live in government-built bunkhouses in this city do not envy Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. their “better accommodations” at Camp Crame.

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