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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 »

‘Pablo’ survivors from ComVal, Davao Or. get houses

More than eight months after experiencing a horrendous Christmas when Typhoon “Pablo” made a landfall, residents of at least five Compostela Valley towns and Cateel town in Davao Oriental province could now look forward to a joyful celebration in December.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t acts on ‘Pablo’ trafficking reports

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caraga region map

The government’s Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (Iacat) on Saturday said it had sent a team to the Caraga and Davao regions following reports that human trafficking syndicates were preying on the communities there affected by Typhoon “Pablo.”

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Pablo’ survivors: Aid used for poll

THIS IS WHAT the entrance to the hilltop provincial capitol of Davao Oriental looks like following the protest action held Monday in Mati City. KARLOS MANLUPIG/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Villagers protesting the alleged hoarding of rice for
Typhoon “Pablo” survivors by the province’s governor barricaded a street here for at least three hours on Tuesday, demanding the release of the rice.

Posted: April 24th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gov denies charge she’s hoarding rice to be used in campaign rallies

THIS IS WHAT the entrance to the hilltop provincial capitol of Davao Oriental looks like following the protest action held Monday in Mati City. KARLOS MANLUPIG/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Villagers protesting the alleged hoarding of rice for Typhoon “Pablo” survivors by the province’s governor barricaded a street here for at least three hours on Tuesday, demanding the release of the rice.

Posted: April 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Pablo’ survivors end protests at DSWD office in Davao City

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Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Negotiations between survivors of typhoon Pablo and the Department of Social Welfare and Development on the delivery of relief goods ended on Wednesday night, breaking days of tensions and skirmishes between local authorities and the communities.

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

Angry typhoon survivors call for DSWD chief’s ouster

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Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman. FILE PHOTO

Angry typhoon-affected residents protested at the regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development here on Tuesday to call for the ouster of Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman for the “corruption and inept implementation” of relief and rehabilitation operations in areas devastated by typhoon Pablo (international code name Bopha).

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Green groups blame palm plantations

FLOODS like this in Davao City on Jan. 20 have been uncommon in Mindanao in the past. Environmentalists are pointing to a growing list of factors, including the massive expansion of palm oil plantations in Mindanao’s vast land. DENNIS JAY SANTOS/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Palm oil plantations in Mindanao have been added to a growing list of factors to blame for some of the worst cases of flooding that struck the island and for disasters of magnitudes unknown to the island in the past, like the storms “Sendong” and “Pablo.”

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Greening program eyes rehab of Mindanao typhoon-ravaged areas

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Environment Secretary Ramon Paje  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Upland areas in Mindanao that were laid to waste by Typhoon “Pablo” will be rehabilitated under the National Greening Program of the government, officials said on Saturday.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Cold front rains, floods add to misery ‘Pablo’ left

HUNDREDS of families in Matina, Davao City, are moved to safer ground by the local police at the height of flooding in the district. KARLOS MANLUPIG/INQUIRER MINDANAO

TAGUM CITY—Human suffering continues to unfold in Southern Mindanao, where areas that have yet to recover from the devastation wrought on them by Typhoon “Pablo” in December have been pummeled by relentless rains and floods. The rain-drenched areas got a brief respite yesterday when the rains stopped, but officials continued to brace for more rains [...]

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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