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Recto Avenue, other key streets in Manila to be closed for ‘Salubong’


Several streets in the City of Manila will be closed to give way for Manila’s “Salubong 2014 Countdown ng Masa.”

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Fireworks ban in effect in parts of south Metro

TOXIC watch group EcoWaste Coalition warns buyers against charms that supposedly bring the owner good luck after these test positive for harmful chemicals like lead and arsenic. Alexis Corpuz

Some areas in the southern part of Metro Manila are hoping to usher in the New Year without a bang. In Muntinlupa, the city government has imposed a ban on fireworks and firecrackers for the duration of the holiday season.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Oplan Hatid’s captain proves ‘Filipinos worth driving for’

FOR SHUTTLING 13 families in one day, Oplan Hatid volunteer Jaworksi Garcia earned the moniker “Kapitan.” Contributed photo

Most people have a synonym for someone who fulfills their wishes for the holidays: Santa. But for some of the survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” who evacuated to Metro Manila, that person might as well be “Kapitan.”

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Read-along for kids, even in quake-hit Bohol

Teacher Maria Lea Anosa inspects the makeshift tent made of tarpaulin, wood and sticks that serves as a temporary classroom in quake-hit Sagbayan town in Bohol. FILE PHOTO

We found love in a seemingly hopeless place.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

In typhoon’s wake, Christmas infused with tragedy in Leyte

Tacloban residents, like this family in San Jose district, celebrate Christmas amid the rubble of their homes destroyed by Super Typhoon Yolanda. Efforts to provide livelihood to survivors of Yolanda are getting barely any funds in the ongoing rehabilitation program, particularly in Eastern Visayas, according to a report submitted to a United Nations agency.  RICHARD A. REYES

Christmas lights blink in a handful of restaurants in Tacloban, but at nightfall, much of this city destroyed by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) slips into darkness.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »