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SC affirms 2009 ruling: Manila oil depot must go


Citing the need to remove—not just reduce—the risk faced by residents in the area, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered anew the relocation of the Pandacan oil depot in Manila as it gave the “Big 3” oil companies 45 days to submit a relocation plan which should be implemented within six months.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Evacuees reject doles for lifetime

Mayor Jose M. Ricafrente Jr. of Rosario, Cavite, offers "cradle-to-grave" government assistance to 400 evacuees, all victims of Super Typhoon "Yolanda."  PHOTO FROM WEB.CSC.GOV.PH

A year after they scurried across the country to escape the wrath of Super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan), survivors of that storm who found refuge in Rosario, Cavite, are faced with a dilemma: Stay or return home.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Lacson urges Romualdez to stop complaining over ‘Yolanda’ rehab

Rehabilitation czar Panfilo “Ping” Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

BOGO CITY, Cebu, Philippines — The Office of the Presidential Assistant for Recovery and Rehabilitation (OPARR) is urging the Tacloban City government to cooperate instead of complaining that the national government has been neglecting them.   OPARR Secretary Panfilo Lacson was reacting to the statements of Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez and his cousin, Sen. […]

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

20,570 Yolanda survivors still live in bunk houses, says archbishop

Bunkhouses constructed in Barangay (village) Sagkahan, Tacloban City, for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Palo Archbishop John Du has expressed disappointment that there are still families living in bunk houses, almost a year after the onslaught of supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

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

Makati relocatees finally see the light


Some 700 families who were relocated from danger zones in Makati City to Calauan, Laguna province, will soon be seeing the light, literally speaking.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »