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Typhoon evacuees in Visayas return to their homes to clean up

Evacuees stay inside a school as Typhoon Hagupit affects Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year. AP

Typhoon evacuees in the Visayas started returning to their homes on Monday even as thousands remained in evacuation centers needing food and other assistance.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP welcomes proposal to donate seized fake goods to calamity victims but…


A Philippine National Police (PNP) official said on Thursday that it welcomes the proposal of a Cagayan de Oro City representative to donate counterfeit goods confiscated in raids to calamity victims.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Truckloads of relief packs arrive in Albay


Some 31 truckloads of relief goods arrived in Albay province on Sunday in anticipation of Mayon Volcano’s imminent eruption, which has displaced more than 50,000 families to date.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

72,000 food packs remain undistributed in Iloilo City


Thousands of government food packs for survivors of last year’s Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Western Visayas were stored from weeks to months in warehouses in Iloilo due to delays in transporting the goods to affected communities.

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

COA: ‘Yolanda’ aid wasted, unused

SURVIVORS of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” and left-wing groups hold a rally in April to protest what they said was the government’s incompetent response to the tragedy brought by the world’s strongest storm in recent history to people in the Visayas. JOAN BONDOC

A Commission on Audit (COA) report on the government’s “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) relief efforts found thousands of food packs, canned goods, bottled water, body bags and rice spoiled or missing or unused; millions of pesos worth of goods and funds unaccounted for, and close to a billion pesos in funds still unused months after the supertyphoon pummeled Eastern Visayas.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »