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150,000 ‘Ruby’ victims still in shelters


From as many as 1.4 million evacuees, a little more than 150,000 people displaced by Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit) still remain in evacuation centers five days after the typhoon blew out into the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Ruby’ food aid reaches 3 provinces hit by storm

PRIOR to the distribution of food packs by the DSWD, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas was first to arrive in Borongan, Eastern Samar, giving instructions to rescue and police personnel during preparations for the onslaught of Typhoon “Ruby.” CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Food packs had been distributed to the three Samar provinces that bore the brunt of Typhoon “Ruby” last weekend, said Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

In Samar town, ‘Ruby’ victims rely on luck

THE STRENGTH of Typhoon “Ruby” could be measured in what it did to this gymnasium in Can-Avid, Eastern Samar. RAFFY LERMA

The case of Lilia Alburo, 66, and her family could explain why still many people won’t budge when government officials tell them to move out of harm’s way when a powerful storm comes—their belief in luck.

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

DOE chief vows to restore power before Christmas

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ENERGY Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla has given assurance that power in the three Samar provinces, Leyte and Biliran will be restored before Christmas.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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 »