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Zamboanga City mayor orders resumption of shelter construction for ‘siege’ victims

Zamboanga Mayor Isabelle "Beng" Climaco INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco on Thursday lifted the suspension order on the construction of housing units at the Lustre Homeowners Subdivision in Barangay (village) Sta. Catalina here.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Farmers displaced by Maguindanao massacre get UN-WFP help

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Farmers of Sitio (sub-village) Masalay in the village of Salman here, who were traumatized and displaced after the massacre of 58 people five years ago, are inching their way back to normal life by planting corn and vegetables.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Roxas tells local governments to liquidate Yolanda cash assistance


Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II has urged local government officials in towns battered by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” to submit their liquidation reports for the first tranche of cash assistance they received from the national government for the rehabilitation projects in their respective areas.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Prayers, tears one year after ‘Yolanda’

Relatives of victims of ‘Yolanda’ visit the mass grave as they offer prayers for their loved ones at Vasper village in Tacloban City Friday, a day before the first year anniversary of the devastating typhoon. AFP

Survivors of the strongest typhoon ever to hit land descended on mass graves Saturday to mark one year since the storm devastated the central Philippines and condemned millions to deeper poverty.

Posted: November 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Biazon almost hit by falling debris in housing project for Zamboanga siege victims

Muntinlupa Rep. Rodolfo Biazon. FILE PHOTO

“Sonamagan!” This was what Muntinlupa Representative Rodolfo Biazon exclaimed, after bits of concrete and hollow blocks nearly hit him during Wednesday’s inspection at a housing project for residents displaced by the Zamboanga City siege in 2013.

Posted: November 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »