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Aquino unhappy with delays in rehabilitation of ‘Yolanda’-hit areas

A protester holds a mask of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III while shouting slogans during a rally near his residence Sunday, July 27, 2014 at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Aquino is expected to deliver his State-of-the-Nation address on Monday, the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) or the allocation of funds or savings by the government to finance various programs or projects which is under the discretion of the president and was declared in part as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. AP

President Benigno Aquino III said Wednesday he was unhappy with the pace of rebuilding efforts in areas hit by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) last year, labeling some delays “absurd.”

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ recovery: From ‘it can’t be fixed’ to ‘we’ve done a lot’

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Richard Sandison, Emergency Response Manager for Plan International, believes the pace of rehabilitation in Yolanda devastated areas is going faster than the 2004 Aceh tsunami in Indonesia. He personally headed the relief work in Aceh for two years before working on the Yolanda rehabilitation project of Plan. MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

Despite many criticisms that the recovery and rehabilitation of areas devastated by Supertyphoon Yolanda (international name:Haiyan), an international non-government organization said that the pace has actually been faster compared to other major disasters in the world.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Laguindingan Airport may service night flights starting November

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After a much-criticized pace of equipment upgrade and rehabilitation, the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental could service night flights starting next month, an airport official said.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Fresh lava cascades down Mayon slope; volcanologists brace for eruption

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In this handout photo taken on October 12, 2014 and released by Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) shows the crater of Mayon volcano spewing smoke as seen from the observation post in Legazpi City, Albay province, southeast of Manila. AFP

Volcanologists are now bracing for the eruption of Mayon Volcano after fresh lava cascaded down its slope.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

10-year-old boy drowns in Sultan Kudarat flood

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A 10-year-old boy died when floods submerged low-lying villages of Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao and bad weather continued to affect mainland Mindanao Thursday.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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