By Jobers R. Bersales
“Let’s admit it. No one was really prepared [for this]. The sheer magnitude of the destruction was and remains unprecedented,” conservation architect Melva Rodriguez-Java said, summing up the difficulty of rebuilding the churches damaged by last year’s earthquake.
A police station chief, his deputy and eight other policemen in Ormoc City, Leyte province, have been relieved from their posts pending investigation on the bungled buy-bust operation that resulted in the death of the operation’s target, a suspected drug dealer, and two civilians, and injuries to six others.
A dentist and a government employee were killed while at least six others were injured when a drug suspect fired on a crowd in a makeshift cockpit in Ormoc City on Tuesday to evade arrest.
By Nikko Dizon
The government remains committed to forging peace with the communist rebels despite a recent declaration by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) that it would not be returning to the negotiating table during the Aquino administration.
A TEAM from the SM Foundation Inc. went to Ormoc City, one of the areas badly hit by supertyphoon Yolanda, last Nov. 15 and 16 to distribute 10,000 relief packs to the typhoon victims including those in neighboring areas. The team also went to barangay San Pablo in Ormoc City to conduct a medical mission. […]