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Tacloban, needing P20B, gets P250M

A VIEW of one part of the Tacloban City port days after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck last year 

Out of the billions of pesos the Philippine government received from foreign donors following the onslaught of Super Typhoon “Yolanda,” the city, considered ground zero of the strongest storm to hit landfall in recent history, has received only about P250 million.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

COA blames patronage politics

Soldiers unload sacks of rice and other necessities at an evacuation center in Legazpi City, Albay, in anticipation of typhoon Rammasun on July 15, 2014. According to the Commission on Audit, in the DILG’s 2013 preparedness assessment report, “it was evident that coordination between and among LGUs, national government agencies, civil society organizations and the private sector left much to be desired.”  AP

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.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Bridge linking Cotabato City, towns to Davao City may collapse


This city and several towns in North Cotabato are in the danger of being cut off from Davao City and other major areas in the eastern portion of Mindanao, according to local officials.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Philex Mining allowed to resume Padcal operations 2 years after tailings leak

ON AUG. 1 last year, Tailings Storage Facility No. 3 of Philex Mining Corp. in Itogon, Benguet, leaked and spilled 20 million metric tons of silt into the Balog Creek and Agno River. As of late April, Philex officials said cleanup in the creek was 98-percent complete. RICHARD BALONGLONG

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau has allowed Philex Mining Corp. to finally resume its operations in its Padcal mine in Benguet, roughly two years after the company was slapped with a cease and desist order.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Finish repair of structures by December, LGUs in ‘Yolanda’-hit areas urged

Melvin Castro volunteers in the construction of housing units at a relocation site og GMA Kapuso Foundation in partnership with NHA and Tacloban City Government at Barangay Sto. Nino, Tacloban City for victims of super typhoon Yolanda. Castro and his family will be one of the beneficiaries of the housing units after super typhoon Yolanda destroyed their house in Barangay 88, San Jose, Tacloban City. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

Local government units (LGUs) that received funds to repair public structures damaged during the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” have until the year-end to finish the work.

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