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‘Yolanda’ survivors find homes in ruins again

A man is seen on top of his damaged house in Tacloban City on Sunday. AFP

A year after losing all their belongings to one of the world’s strongest storms, thousands of weary people in the Philippines emerged from evacuation shelters on Sunday to find their homes again in ruins.

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

‘Yolanda’ survivors asked to wait some more

RESIDENTS of Barangay Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island, held a torch procession to remember their dead due to Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” TONEE DESPOJO/Cebu Daily News

Rafaela Mansueto, 60, went to the town plaza on Saturday to listen to the speeches of local officials during the commemoration rites for the first anniversary of the onslaught of Super Typhoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Mt. Pinatubo survivors give back aid to Cebu


“Lambay,” or crabs—8 kilos in all— were what Celso Estay caught one Saturday in this part of the Visayan Sea, easily earning him more than P1,200 that day.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ survivors in Cebu find hope in skills training

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Their eyes were glued to the TV screen showing a slide of pictures of the devastation left here and elsewhere by Super Typhoon “Yolanda,” the world’s strongest storm to ever hit land.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Lacson urges Romualdez to stop complaining over ‘Yolanda’ rehab

Rehabilitation czar Panfilo “Ping” Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

BOGO CITY, Cebu, Philippines — The Office of the Presidential Assistant for Recovery and Rehabilitation (OPARR) is urging the Tacloban City government to cooperate instead of complaining that the national government has been neglecting them.   OPARR Secretary Panfilo Lacson was reacting to the statements of Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez and his cousin, Sen. […]

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »