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Samar governor cites anti-insurgency gains


After more than four decades of battling communist rebels in Samar, the governor of this impoverished province announced on Monday that the efforts had reached a step close to a complete rout.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Land rights issues seen to derail rehab efforts in Yolanda areas

Children watch from above the Tacloban City Convention Center at the tent city. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Long-standing and emerging issues over lack of land tenure security may be a major stumbling block to rehabilitation efforts in Yolanda-affected areas if not addressed strategically, says a report released by international non-government organization Oxfam.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Woman, daughter killed in Samar rock slide

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A pregnant woman and her 10-year-old daughter were killed Saturday when two boulders hit their shanty beside the Maharlika Highway in Barangay (village) Cagnipa on the outskirts of this city, officials said.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Samar town police chief in Leyte for surveillance operations shot dead


The chief of police of Paranas town in Samar was shot and killed early Tuesday outside a karaoke bar in this city.

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

‘Yolanda’ death toll still vague 8 months later

A CONTAINER becomes a temporary house for a family in Barangay Anibong in Tacloban City months after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck and left thousands dead and homeless. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Close to eight months after this city and parts of Eastern Visayas were flattened by Super Typhoon “Yolanda,” the actual number of deaths as a result of the world’s strongest storm in recent years has yet to be known.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »