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P2 B needed to house homeless, says Tacloban mayor

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Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez hands goods to his employee infront of the ruin Tacloban Airport after Typhoon Yolanda hit the city. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More than 150 days after one of the deadliest typhoons ever recorded leveled his city, Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez is still at a loss how to provide decent shelter to residents displaced by Supertyphoon Yolanda.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Ghost’ buyers appear in housing scam probe

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Complainants on the PAG-IBIG-Globe Asiatique housing projects at the Senate committee hearing on Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlement. INQUIRER PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

“Ako po ay isa sa mga ghost buyers (I’m one of the ghost buyers).” This was how 46 year-old Josephine Cedo introduced herself when she faced the Senate committee on urban, planning, housing and resettlement hearing on Tuesday on the housing loan scam involving Globe Asiatique (GA) Realty Holdings Corp.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Houses for 1,000 families start to rise

A leading member of United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction’s (UNISDR’s) global private sector partnership is giving new houses to 1,000 families displaced by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aquino to ‘Pablo’ survivors: Use spirit of Edsa to rise from calamity

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President Benigno S. Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A day before the 28th Edsa People Power Anniversary, President Benigno Aquino arrived to this typhoon-devastated town, calling on a crowd of a thousand to use the spirit of Edsa to recover from the calamity.

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

‘Aquino made us wait for 3 hours, then snubbed us,’ says Yolanda survivors

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President Benigno Aquino lll.  AP FILE PHOTO

They waited for more than three hours at the gate of Malacañang but were never given even a minute of the President’s time.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Energy-efficient, disaster-resilient homes for urban poor unveiled

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PHOTO by Kristine Sabillo/INQUIRER.net

Along Estero de San Miguel in Sampaloc, Manila looms a three-story building. Painted blue and beige, the structure features two fictional enterprises: a barbershop and a crafts store on the first floor. Above it are two residential units with windows wide open. A third of the building is devoted to the staircase, seen from afar through metal screens where small plants are hung.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Eco-friendly earth house rises in La Union village

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THIS HOUSE, built from mud and other earth-friendly materials, blends well with the rustic environment of the village of Pideg in Tubao, La Union. PHOTOS BY EV ESPIRITU

A small house built on the side of a hill has aroused the curiosity of residents in a farming village in Tubao town in La Union province. Not only because it is unique and simple, but it is also made of mud.   “It’s an earth house,” says Cyrene Reyes, who, along with her partner, [...]

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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The National Housing Authority (NHA) aims to build 60,000 houses for families displaced by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

UN: Only 20% of funding given to ‘Yolanda’ victims to rebuild homes

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AP FILE PHOTO

The United Nations (UN) Friday has called for increased support for the victims of typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) citing that only 20 percent of funding has been provided so far to help people rebuild their homes.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Singson on ‘Yolanda’ shelters: We haven’t paid anyone yet

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Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The government will ask the contractors of bunkhouses for Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) victims to “correct” the temporary shelters if they are really substandard or they will not get paid, Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson said on Tuesday.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DPWH head says ‘Yolanda’ bunkhouses not overpriced

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PHOTO COURTESY OF PUBLIC INFORMATION AGENCY REGION 8

Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson on Monday denied claims that bunkhouses constructed for Supertyphoon “Yolanda” victims were overpriced.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

34,000 families relocated from danger zones in 2013 – NHA

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Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More than 34,000 informal settler families (ISF) have been relocated from danger zones and flood prone areas in Metro Manila in 2013, Vice President Jejomar Binay said on Monday.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Muslim refugees in Zamboanga observe Christmas with hope

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Residents living along the coast near the area of a stand-off between the Philippine military and Muslim gunmen take shelter at a sports complex used as a temporary evacuation center in Zamboanga on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on September 11, 2013. Muslim militants were using 180 residents as "human shields" on September 10, Philippine officials said, as they traded gunfire with troops amid burning houses during a standoff after a deadly attack on a southern city.   AFP/ TED ALJIBE

Despite the trauma, hardship and uncertainties, most of those who stay in the congested evacuation center at the Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex here still look forward to a joyous Christmas.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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