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‘Yolanda’ czar is no American Caesar

Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Secretary Panfilo Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/LYN RILLON

The challenge of rebuilding a region devastated by a typhoon with a force 10 times that unleashed by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima is not unlike the effort mounted by Gen. Douglas MacArthur in war-ravaged Japan.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Lacson on Santiago: ‘In all sincerity, I’ll pray for her recovery’

Former senator and rehabilitation czar  Panfilo Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former senator and now rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson said he is now “setting aside for good” whatever animosities he had with cancer-stricken Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Benhur Luy list more believable, says INQUIRER.net poll


More than half of INQUIRER.net polled readers believe whistleblower Benhur Luy’s list of alleged government officials involved in the pork barrel scam.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Piecemeal rehab of ‘Yolanda’-hit areas to begin


MANILA, Philippines—President Aquino has approved his own proposal to start implementing the government’s rehabilitation program even if not all areas devastated by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” have completed their master plans, according to Presidential Assistant on Rehabilitation Panfilo Lacson.   Lacson said the President had approved “in principle” his recommendation for a piecemeal implementation of rehabilitation [...]

Posted: May 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No truth to slow ‘Yolanda’ rehab work, says Lacson

Rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacsons signs a Memorandum Of Agreement for the rehabilitation of typhoon-devastated Visayas. NESTOR CORRALES/INQUIRER.net

Rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson on Saturday defended the government against critics who said that the administration was not doing anything to fast track the rehabilitation in typhoon-devastated Visayas.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »