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Priest tells Samareños to keep the faith

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GUIAN-CHURCH

An altar under a pitch-tent, plastic stools to sit on and flickering Christmas lights that illuminate the makeshift manger greeted Catholic faithful here as they started the Simbang Gabi (dawn masses) at the ruins of what used to be their 16th century church.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Palace insists politics didn’t affect relief, rehab efforts in Tacloban

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang insisted on Wednesday that there was no politics involved in providing aid to victims of supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan), maintaining that the focus now would be to help them get back on their feet.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Public asked to donate school supplies for Leyte students

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Typhoon survivors and school workers salvage books from the school library at the Daniel Z. Romualdez Memorial Elementary School at typhoon-ravaged Tolosa town, Leyte province, on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. A religious organization has launched an appeal to the public to donate schools supplies to the students in the storm-ravaged areas in the Visayas as classes are already set to open in a few weeks’ time.  AP

A religious organization has launched an appeal to the public to donate schools supplies to the students in the storm-ravaged areas in the Visayas as classes are already set to open in a few weeks’ time.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t to speed up building of 119 bunkhouses in Eastern Samar, Leyte

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RUINS WHERE ‘YOLANDA’ MADE FIRST LANDFALL The historic Church of the Immaculate Conception (roofless rectangle building with bell tower) in Guiuan, Samar province, lies in ruins like most structures in the town of Eastern Samar. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More than a month after supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) ravaged Eastern Visayas, the government has no tput up a single bunkhouse for the thousands of survivors of the natural disaster in the region.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bohol wants to build houses that can withstand earthquakes, floods

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AP FILE PHOTO

Two nongovernment organizations (NGOs)—Habitat for Humanity and Gawad Kalinga—have submitted their proposed designs for the residents rendered homeless by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Oct. 15 that damaged or destroyed Bohol province’s roads, bridges, schools and churches.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Romualdez: We wanted Aquino’s care but got blamed instead

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Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez hands goods to his employee infront of the ruin Tacloban Airport after Typhoon Yolanda hit the city. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Mayor Alfred Romualdez has admitted that he is still hurting from President Benigno Aquino III’s “uncalled for statement” that thousands died in the city when Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) struck, because the city simply failed to prepare for the cyclone.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Lacson to encourage private firms to invest in Visayas rehab

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Rehabilitation czar Panfilo “Ping” Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Newly appointed rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson is looking to tap the private sector in rebuilding more climate-resilient communities in typhoon-ravaged Eastern Visayas as he hoped to avoid delays due to “bureaucratic red tape.”

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cebu’s tent city still needs latrines, water supply – DSWD

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Images coming out of devastated areas, isolated on Friday by the breakdown of communication facilities, show the extent of the devastation  caused by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” Visayans, including these girls in Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu province, are still in a daze in the aftermath of the supertyphoon.  TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

The tent city for Supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) evacuees in the South Road Properties (SRP) is supposed to be ready for occupancy this week, according to the pronouncement of authorities here.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pacquiao brings momentary cheer to Yolanda survivors in Tacloban

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Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao (R) visits an evacuation center in Tacloban City on December 2, 2013, among the hardist hit by Super typhoon Haiyen in Central Philippines last November 8. Philippine boxing hero Pacquiao handed out Bibles, tinned food and cash to lift people's spirits in areas devastated by the typhoon. AFP PHOTO

Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao might not have given away relief goods or money when he visited this city but the residents here were not disappointed.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Power restoration in Visayas likely to cost P6.5 billion – DOE

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Corruption involving the use of public funds is an all-weather issue in Ajuy town in Iloilo province amid the devastation brought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”  NESTOR P. BURGOS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

The Department of Energy (DOE) said the cost of restoring power transmission and distribution in typhoon-hit areas of the Visayas would likely reach P6.5 billion.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Yolanda survivors who lost families now hope to start anew in Manila

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A survivor from Tacloban, which was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan cries while taking on a mobile phone after disembarking a Philippine Air Force C-130 aircraft at the Villamor Airbase, FILE PHOTO

Her last memory of her family was seeing them walk out the door of their house as water from the nearby ocean came rushing inside into their home.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

House repair aid to increase from P5k to P10k in ‘Yolanda’ areas—Binay

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Typhoon survivor Epifania Plana, 76, stands outside her temporary shelter with a refrigerator door serving as the main door, along a side road at typhoon-ravaged Palo town, Leyte province, at sunrise Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. The National Housing Authority (NHA) will increase from P5,000 to P10,000 the amount of assistance it will give to families whose homes were partially destroyed by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan), according to Vice President Jejomar Binay.  AP

The National Housing Authority (NHA) will increase from P5,000 to P10,000 the amount of assistance it will give to families whose homes were partially destroyed by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan), according to Vice President Jejomar Binay.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DILG probes hoarding of relief goods in ‘Yolanda’ areas

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DISASTERS have an immeasurable effect on children who are kept from going to school, like this boy in Tacloban who shields relief for his family from the rain, when classrooms or homes are destroyed. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Eastern Visayas is investigating reports that some local government officials are hoarding relief goods meant for victims of Supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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