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Floods hit 54 villages in Capiz; boats prohibited from going out at sea

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Continuous rains since Monday triggered flashfloods in Capiz province submerging rice fields and rendering roads impassable.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Roxas disowns aid that politician says Korina approved

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It’s one relief operation that Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II wouldn’t want to take credit for.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Australian navy ship arrives in Cebu for relief operations

AUSTRALIA’S amphibious navy ship HMAS Tobruk arrived at the Cebu International Port last Dec. 2 to help in the relief efforts for Yolanda survivors. The ship brought 110 tons of relief goods supplied by the United Nations World Food Programme. The goods are intended for the typhoon victims in Bantayan Island, Malapascua, and Kinatarkan Islands [...]

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

500 volunteers from Mindanao to help in relief, rehabilitation ops

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A boy looks at the roots of a fallen acacia tree in front of Mabolo church in Cebu after typhoon Yolanda. CDN FILE PHOTO

Some 500 volunteers from various Mindanao areas—including doctors, nurses, psychosocial therapists – set-off from here for areas devastated by “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) on Thursday.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Agusan Sur cancels Christmas party, gives aid to Yolanda victims

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The government has so far released P19.405 billion for the rehabilitation of “Yolanda”-stricken areas, according to administration ally and Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone, whose own province was one of those devastated by the super typhoon. AP FILE PHOTO

Workers at the provincial government here will forego the traditional Christmas party celebration this December after Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza decided to cancel it anew.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Maranao Muslims offer aid to ‘Yolanda’ survivors

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Lanao del Sur Assemblywoman Samira Gutoc-Tomawis (far left in a shiny fuschia upper garment) sharing stories with her constituents. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Poverty did not deter Maranao Muslims in Marawi City to pitch in for the “piso-piso” fund drive, which was intended to collect as much cash for the benefit of supertyphoon Yolanda victims in Samar and Leyte.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Navotas fishermen deliver aid to ‘Yolanda’ survivors

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The government has so far released P19.405 billion for the rehabilitation of “Yolanda”-stricken areas, according to administration ally and Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone, whose own province was one of those devastated by the super typhoon. AP FILE PHOTO

For the first time since he became a fishing boat skipper, 48-year-old Lorenzo Umali went out to sea not to catch but to release.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Slow recovery from Yolanda

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It has been more than a week since our county specifically the Visayas was hit by supertyphoon Yolanda. Initially, the government was rendered inutile by the devastation in affected areas, so much so that it was very slow in responding to the needs of victims. Local and international media were united in their observation that [...]

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Aquino mulls use of Malampaya fund for power in Visayas

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER.net Photo

President Aquino has ordered his legal team to study whether he could tap the Malampaya Fund to finance the restoration of power in the Visayas.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Volunteers to make CICC ‘biggest’ repacking center in Visayas

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Five-year-old Carleona Martinez unfolded plastic bags to be filled with rice and canned goods.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

More aid from Metro for ‘Yolanda’ victims

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AID AIRLIFT US Marines load a cargo of relief goods for “Yolanda” victims on a C-130 plane at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City Wednesday. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

What started out as a call for solidarity among fellow Visayans has resulted in a massive show of support and the setting up of a relief operations center for Supertyphoon “Yolanda” victims at the Philippine Army gymnasium in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

NBI experts gear up for huge task of identifying Yolanda fatalities

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Survivors walk through the rubble of damaged homes and a ship that was washed ashore in Tacloban city, Leyte.  AP FILE PHOTO

The Augmentation Disaster Victim Identification (DIV) team of the National Bureau of Investigation is already on standby to go to Leyte to help in identifying the victims of typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

More airports open; Tacloban gives priority to planes carrying relief goods

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A survivor from Tacloban, which was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan gestures while sitting on the ground after disembarking a Philippine Air Force C-130 aircraft at the Villamor Airbase, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Manila, Philippines. AP

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said on Wednesday it has decided to limit the use of the Tacloban City airport by general aviation aircraft due to space limitations, as the government and local and international relief agencies rush aid to disaster-stricken areas in Eastern Visayas.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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