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Foreign tourist arrivals up despite calamities, says Aquino

President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Friday said foreign tourist arrivals in the Philippines went up in the midst of natural calamities.

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

Palace slams ‘media campaign’

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Tuesday criticized people “engaging in a media campaign,” a day after Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez tearfully recounted to congressional investigators how the national government refused to help typhoon victims in his city.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Despite blame game, Roxas still ‘sympathizes’ with Romualdez

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas: Keep calm. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II said Tuesday his sympathy is still with Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez despite the ongoing blame game between them.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

8 nabbed for stealing motorcycles in Tacloban

This picture taken on November 16, 2013 shows typhoon victims sitting around a table inside their partially damaged house at night in Tanauan on the outskirts of Tacloban. AFP FILE PHOTO

Eight civilians were arrested after stealing motorcycles in Tacloban City, which bore the brunt of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Militant lawmakers urge gov’t to seek debt relief for Yolanda rehabilitation

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

Militant lawmakers said Malacañang should apply for a debt relief, saying the money saved from debt servicing would mean a lot in the relief and rehabilitation efforts in disaster-hit areas including the provinces recently ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »