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‘Dead walking’ in Tacloban’s Barangay 88

THE HAUNTING Those who died in this area of San Jose district, Tacloban City, the worst
hit during Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” swarm with “voices crying for help,” strange footsteps,
dogs eerily howling, the dead walking, according to residents there. RAFFY LERMA

In February, a woman asked pedicab driver Ariel Avanzeña to take her home to Barangay 88, San Jose district, considered the worst-hit area when Super Typhoon “Yolanda” struck last year.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ survivors relocated ahead of Pope Francis visit

THE TRANSITIONAL  houses built, not by the government, but by a nongovernment organization offer some degree of comfort for “Yolanda” survivors.

Super Typhoon “Yolanda” survivors from more than 250 families in Palo, Leyte will be relocated ahead of the papal visit of Pope Francis in January 2015.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Oil spill victims protest aid delay

RESIDENTS of Estancia, Iloilo hold a rally to protest the delay in government help. NESTOR P. BURGOS JR/INQUIRER VISAYAS

Residents still hurting from the effects of an oil spill that occurred just as Super Typhoon “Yolanda” was ravaging the Visayas protested what they said was the continued delay in help from government.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bill proposes ‘Day of Rising’ to celebrate ‘bayanihan’ spirit

Photo by Ryan Leagogo/INQUIRER.net

A bill has been filed in the House of Representatives to declare November 8 the “Day of Rising” to commemorate the Filipino “Bayanihan” or community spirit in the wake of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” last year.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Finally, storm survivors to move out of school

Bunkhouses constructed in Barangay (village) Sagkahan, Tacloban City, for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Annabele Pido and her four children have been staying in an old Gabaldon-type building at San Fernando Central Elementary School (SFCES) for the past 10 months since Super Typhoon “Yolanda” pummeled this city last year.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »