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Tent schoolhouses for students in typhoon-hit areas

Education Secretary Armin Luistro. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Students in the typhoon-ravaged areas of Mindanao will have to use tents until their classrooms are fixed, Education Secretary Armin Luistro said Thursday.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino orders uprooting of people in harm’s way

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President Aquino: In campaign mode FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino on Thursday told reporters he had ordered the relocation of communities vulnerable to flooding, landslides and storm surges as the death toll from Typhoon “Pablo” went past the 900 mark with another 900 missing and feared dead and nearly 80,000 in evacuation centers.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Maguindanao gives aid to ‘Pablo’ victims despite own flooding problem

Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu. AP

Even as it deals with displacements caused by floods spawned by Typhoon “Pablo”, Maguindanao has donated food, clothes and medicines to Davao Oriental, one of the hardest-hit areas in southern Mindanao.

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t gears up to feed, house 90,000 families

Photo Credit from Mr. Florencio Pimentel, PDRRM Officer of Surigao del Sur

The Aquino administration on Wednesday said it was gearing up for “sustained relief operations” in both provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental as some 90,000 families had been left homeless and bereft of livelihood in the aftermath of Typhoon “Pablo.”

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino gives energy chief until yearend to restore power in areas hit by ‘Pablo’

President Aquino congratulates Jericho Petilla after the Leyte governor took his oath as energy secretary at Naia 2. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Aquino has given Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla until the end of the year to restore power in typhoon-ravaged towns of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental.

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »