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‘Yolanda’ czar is no American Caesar

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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 »

‘Yolanda’ rehab plans welcome but execs say: Please hurry up

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It’s about time. But please hurry up. Leaders of municipalities ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda welcomed President Aquino’s approval of the rebuilding blueprint for five provinces and Tacloban City. Mayor Ricky Ramirez of Medellin town in Cebu province said his constituents had been waiting for eight months for the rebuilding to get off the ground.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Aklan recovery plan from ‘Yolanda’ onslaught needs P5B, says exec

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Eight months after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” ravaged Aklan, the province still needs more than P5 billion to fully recover from the typhoon’s onslaught.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Yolanda survivors: Each day a new day, for better or worse

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SMILE THAT MELTS THE HEART A young survivor Luzviminda Baldo, 5, who survived the fury of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” poses at New Kawayan transitional housing site in Tacloban City. RAFFY LERMA

He is far from the grieving man captured in a news photograph seated in the rubble of his flattened home at Costa Brava amid a sea of debris left by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Think of it as romantic dinner for next 2 weeks in S. Luzon

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A Filipino resident uses a candle while eating outside their house in suburban Quezon City on Thursday July 17, 2014 a day after strong winds from Typhoon Glenda toppled several electric posts and infrastructures in its path. Eating dinner by candle light or kerosene lamp will be the norm for many people in the Bicol Region, Quezon province, Calabarzon and parts of Pampanga province until early next month.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

Eating dinner by candle light or kerosene lamp will be the norm for many people in the Bicol Region, Quezon province, Calabarzon and parts of Pampanga province until early next month.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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