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New homes, life for ‘Pablo’ victims

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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 »

Aquino returns to calamity areas in Visayas, Mindanao

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

Three days before Christmas, President Aquino returned to three key areas damaged both by natural and man-made calamities to check on the government’s rehabilitation efforts there.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino pledges to complete rehab of areas hit by ‘Pablo’

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III told residents and local officials here, on Sunday morning, the national government has not forgotten their needs a year after the community was devastated by typhoon “Pablo.”

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

A year after ‘Pablo,’ housing woes linger

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A TYPHOON “Pablo” survivor waits for the turnover of government-built houses in ceremonies that were canceled because of President Aquino’s absence. KARLOS MANLUPIG

For a farmer who lost his house to Typhoon “Pablo” a year ago, Johnny Agulitas does not find himself doubly blessed for having two shelters to go to nowadays in Baganga town, Davao Oriental. In fact, it presents a dilemma for someone who earns only from occasional work at a coconut lumberyard.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

‘Pablo’ survivors still homeless

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BUILT on an existing basketball court, this bunkhouse in San Rafael, Cateel town, Davao Oriental province, may be demolished when its remaining occupants move to their new homes. NICO ALCONABA

Peering from the shelter tent, 25-year-old Marilou Amando changed the garment of her year-old son sprawled on his back, with only a piece of cardboard for a mat against the hard ground.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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