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Lacson quits as ‘Yolanda’ czar


Former Sen. Panfilo Lacson has tendered his “irrevocable” resignation as presidential assistant on recovery and rehabilitation in areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Lacson to quit as rehab czar in February 2015


Panfilo Lacson, head of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (OPARR), on Sunday said he will resign as “rehabilitation czar” of the Aquino administration come February 2015.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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 »

Romualdez asks Lacson to resign

LIKE MANY others in Tacloban City left to fend for themselves, a teenage boy pounds on a cement post with a sledgehammer hoping to retrieve and sell its steel bars in junk shops in the district of San Jose, the area hardest hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” EDWIN BACASMAS

Mayor Alfred Romualdez is calling for the resignation of Panfilo “Ping” Lacson as head of the government’s rehabilitation efforts for areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” for saying the city received P6 billion but is still complaining.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Tacloban mayor denies Lacson claim

Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez denied a claim made by former Senator Panfilo Lacson that the mayor had asked him to advance his city’s share of the taxes collected by the national government.

Posted: November 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »