By Jerry E. Esplanada
Nearly a year after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) ravaged Eastern Visayas, the government has built only 86 of an initial 729 new classrooms planned to replace the over 4,000 rooms damaged or destroyed by the Nov. 8 storm, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) head in Region VIII.
By Julie Alipala
The Commission on Human Rights has said the city government’s handling of residents displaced by the September 2013 siege here was not compliant with domestic and international laws.
Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II on Monday met with officials of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur provinces, areas placed under states of calamity, following the onslaught of Tropical Storm “Mario” (international name: Fung-Wong), to discuss government efforts to help typhoon victims.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
The Commission on Audit (COA) has blamed “patronage politics” for the government’s failure to provide protection and relief from disasters to poor Filipinos in the country’s high-risk zones.
By Ador S. Mayol
Bad news for politicians and rich people who hope to rub elbows with Pope Francis during his first visit to the Philippines in January.