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LPA to bring cloudy skies, rain over Samar –Pagasa

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MT Satellite image April 22, 2014, 7:32 a.m. Screengrab from http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/

A low pressure area near Eastern Samar will bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms over Samar provinces, the state weather bureau said Tuesday.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

New meaning of Easter in Samar

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guiuan after yolanda

As Christendom celebrates Easter, worshippers are coming in droves to a popular church here, grateful for having survived the worst storm in their lives.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Carbon monoxide leak suffocates 20 in Catbalogan City

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A carbon monoxide leak from a generator set sickened participants of a Department of Education meeting on Wednesday in Catbalogan City, Samar.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Scientists on P1-B mangrove fund: Use wisely

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MANGROVES near a grounded boat in Quinapondan, Eastern Samar province, are showing signs of recovery from the effects of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” PHOTO COURTESY OF JURGENNE PRIMAVERA

At least P1 billion in public funds is available for the repair of mangrove areas hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” but the money should not be used to plant new mangroves, but simply protect existing ones, according to mangrove scientists and conservationists.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Singapore donates medical supplies to Samar

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Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam is confident that the country will bounce back following the massive devastation caused by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in the Visayas on Nov. 8, 2013.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Samar escapee shot dead, another recaptured

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An escapee was shot dead while another was recaptured in separate operations conducted by the police and agents of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) hunting down 16 inmates who bolted the city jail last Wednesday.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Illac Diaz: Starting the revolution of light

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Flicker. A girl curiously watches the solar light bottles distributed to their community by the My Shelter Foundation Inc. CDN PHOTO/LITO TECSON

He might just be the torch-bearer at the end of Super Typhoon Yolanda’s darkest of tunnels. After containing the gift of light in a plastic bottle, actor-model-social entrepreneur-environmentalist Illac Diaz is set to start his “light revolution” in areas that Yolanda ravaged.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

FAO aid brings hope to farmers in Samar town

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Eighty-one-year-old Mardoquio Guti-ay could not contain his happiness after receiving a sack of certified seeds and another sack of fertilizer from Jose Graziano da Silva, director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday afternoon.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

248 out of 250 bunkhouses for ‘Yolanda’ survivors finished

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Bunkhouses. FILE PHOTO

Better late than never. Of the 250 bunkhouses the government promised to put up for survivors of supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas, 248 have risen in storm-ravaged areas in the provinces of Leyte, Eastern Samar and Western Samar.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Soldier killed in clash with rebels in Samar

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A soldier was killed in an encounter with communist rebels in Samar on Sunday, the military said.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Magnitude 3 quake hits Eastern Samar

Source: Phivolcs

A magnitude 3 earthquake struck Hernani, Eastern Samar at 10:49 a.m. on Valentine’s Day, with intensity felt all the way to Tacloban City.

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

Families transferring to bunkhouses

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After the controversy and the brouhaha died down, families have started to live in the temporary shelters that the government built for the survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

OCD recounting dead from Yolanda to eliminate duplications

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More than three months after Super Typhoon Yolanda, the Office of Civil Defense still has to validate the number of deaths the world’s strongest storm on record left in Eastern Visayas.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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