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New homes, life for ‘Pablo’ victims

SOME of the houses built by cement maker Holcim Philippines for typhoon survivors in New Bataan, Compostela Valley province. FRINSTON LIM

From cramped, sweltering evacuation centers, tents and wooden bunkhouses, at least a hundred families made homeless by Typhoon “Pablo” (international name: Bopha) in 2012 have moved into their spacious, comfortably cool new homes in Cabinuangan village here on Friday.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

New Bataan won’t step out of harm’s way


Officials of typhoon-ravaged New Bataan in Compostela Valley province are appealing to the national government to reconsider its proposal of moving the town elsewhere, saying that it should strengthen disaster mitigation instead.

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Makeshift classrooms in typhoon-hit village


A tattered United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) tent and makeshift buildings cobbled from scavenged materials are the new classrooms for some 400 elementary pupils at Andap village here as the new school year opens Monday.

Posted: June 3rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

‘Pablo’ can’t dampen victims’ spirit

When disaster strikes, help is almost always on the way. On the first run of Inquirer Care’s (INQ.Care) relief goods distribution to Compostela Valley, one of the hardest hit by Typhoon “Pablo” in Southern Mindanao, the team was shocked by the widespread destruction caused by the supertyphoon. Hearts were torn to pieces seeing houses and constructions on Barangay Valderrama—home to 1,000 families—flat on the ground, children lining up along the roadsides holding up sign boards asking for help and food.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Abused baby doing well


A baby boy whose photos showing him being manhandled by his uncle were posted on the social networking site Facebook more than a month ago is now doing well, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »