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Scores of Badjao families face demolition

Badjao evacuee Sani Hadjani, 48, sits on the edge of his
makeshift shelter on the median of R.T. Lim Boulevard in Cawa-Cawa, Zambaonga City. FILE PHOTO

For the second time in just seven months, dozens of Badjao families were forcibly uprooted from their new-found home in Cawacawa village here without clear reason.

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

Mayor Estrada to ‘Big 3’ oil firms: Submit relocation plans

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As far as Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada is concerned, the “Big 3” oil companies should be out of Pandacan by Jan. 31, 2016.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Poorest ‘Yolanda’ victims to get new houses

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Beneficiaries of the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, or 4Ps, who were displaced by Super Typhoon Yolanda will get new homes in a permanent relocation site in Tanauan, Leyte, Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman said Saturday.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

New life, face or gender for whistle-blowers


Witnesses will be able to undergo plastic surgery, even a sex change, while whistle-blowers will get monetary rewards under two new bills the House justice committee approved on Wednesday in order to provide stronger protection and additional benefits to people who speak out against crime and corruption.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Informal settlers remain along Agham Road

A YOUNG boy helps pick up what’s left of his family’s shanty after a recent demolition of a slum colony on Agham Road to make way for a new business district in Quezon City. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More than a week after the violent demolition of shanties along Agham Road in Quezon City, informal settlers remain in the area, Inquirer Radio 990AM said Tuesday.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Heard on Inquirer Radio 990AM

We’ve been living here for 30 years now. Finally, the government has promised to take urgent measures to address our worsening situation. What we are asking for is just a decent relocation site.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

300 squatter families leave Pasay waterways

More than 300 families have moved out of their homes built on “danger zones” in Pasay City, particularly along the banks of Maricaban and Tripa de Gallina creeks.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

P7M released as transpo aid to ‘Yolanda’ survivors returning to Visayas

Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Thursday it would continue its “Balik Probinsiya” (return-to-the-province) program by providing transportation assistance to survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).

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

A tale of two relocations


The good news is that vulnerable families in Tudela town in Camotes, northern Cebu are moving farther from the coastline to avoid surges that any future storm will carry. The bad news is that residents in a landslide-prone area of barangay Buhisan, Cebu City are digging in although the government recommended that they move elsewhere [...]

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »


RELIGIOUS groups gathered yesterday for an interfaith prayer service for survivors of supertyphoon Yolanda and victims of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake last October 15.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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

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 »

Pasay eyes tent city for storm evacuees

Families airlifted from the calamity areas hit by 'Yolanda' have been arriving in batches at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

As survivors fleeing the typhoon-battered Visayas region continued to arrive at Metro Manila airports, the Pasay City government is planning to provide them with temporary shelters until they are fetched by relatives or find more permanent lodgings.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Relocation of PH capital pushed


Representatives Gary Alejano and Francisco Ashley Acedillo of Magdalo have proposed the creation of a National Capital Commission to study the feasibility of relocating the country’s capital as well as the permanent seat of the national government.

Posted: November 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
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  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
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  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
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  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
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  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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