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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’

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma 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

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Interior Secretary Mar Roxas 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

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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

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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 »

Do not stay down, Visayas.

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Earthquakes struck you. Typhoon Yolanda knocked you down. The twin calamities, like a thief stole at least 10,000 of your sons and daughters. But your faith stays with you, and so does the hope that death is not the last chapter of your story with your children. Do not stay down, Visayas. Your churches and [...]

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Power transmission facilities still out in Leyte, Samar

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Daanbantayan street in northern Cebu after the supertyphoon Yolanda.TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAIILY NEWS FILE PHOTO

Power transmission facilities knocked out by “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) have remained out of commission for seven provinces in the Visayas as of Sunday, the Sy-led National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP), said.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DSWD works with PAL, Air 21 in bringing relief goods to Bohol

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has forged a deal with Philippine Airlines (PAL) Foundation and Air 21 to transport relief goods free of charge to the victims of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol on October 15.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Binay asks everyone to pray for quake victims

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Vice President Jejomar Binay

Vice President Jejomar Binay called for prayers for the victims of the earthquake in Bohol Tuesday morning that hit neighboring cities and provinces.

Posted: October 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Nueva Ecija, Tarlac placed under state of calamity

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Motorists brave a raging floodwaters brought about by typhoon "Nari" to cross a highway at San Ildefonso township, Bulacan province, north of Manila, Philippines Saturday Oct. 12, 2013. The typhoon with 150 kilometers (94 miles) per hour winds and gusts of up to 185 kph (116 mph) forced U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to call off his trip to the Philippines on Friday. AP

The provinces of Nueva Ecija and Tarlac were placed under state of calamity after they were battered by typhoon “Santi” (international name Nari) last week.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Strong quake injures 20 in Taiwan

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A strong earthquake shook buildings in the Taiwanese capital Taipei on Wednesday, injuring at least 20 people and sparking a fire, emergency officials said.

Posted: March 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Compostela Valley draws up P16-B rehab plan

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At least P16 billion is needed for typhoon-devastated Compostela Valley province to get back on its feet, officials said.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bro. Eddie slams DSWD over assistance to typhoon victims

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Bro. Eddie Villanueva. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Evangelist Brother Eddie Villanueva assailed the Department of Social Welfare and Development on Wednesday for its “failure to quickly and efficiently distribute relief goods” in areas of Mindanao that were ravaged by Typhoon “Pablo”.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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