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Lacson bats for permanent agency to handle reconstruction in calamity areas

Former Sen. Panfilo Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Aquino’s point man in the reconstruction of areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) wants another government agency to handle the job permanently by early 2015.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Compostela school rises 2 years after ‘Pablo’ ruin

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Tzu Chi Foundation Philippines

A school in Compostella Valley heavily devastated by Typhoon “Pablo” in 2012 was rehabilitated and formally inagurated early this week.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Beneficiaries to pay P1 per house


New houses for P1 each. Beneficiaries of a housing program for survivors of Typhoon “Pablo” in the provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental will soon move into their new homes after the National Housing Authority (NHA) completed and is set to turn over a total of 3,505 new houses to those who survived Pablo, which left a trail of devastation in Southern Mindanao in 2012.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Pablo’ survivors plant seeds of new lives in resettlement site

RESIDENTS of new houses in the San Roque resettlement project in New Bataan, Compostela Valley province, pose for a picture after planting calamansi outside their new house. The resettlement project is for survivors of Typhoon “Pablo.” Photo:FRINSTON L. LIM

Housewife Marilyn Regis was in high spirits as she clasped with both hands a lump of loose earth to cover the calamansi seedling she just planted in front of her new house.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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 »