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Roxas accused of using aid-giving to campaign for 2016

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Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II. INQUIRER.net file photo

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II was roundly criticized on Monday, for appearing to use the government’s rehabilitation of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan)-stricken areas to boost his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections where he has been touted to be the ruling Liberal Party’s standard bearer.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Houses for 1,000 families start to rise

A leading member of United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction’s (UNISDR’s) global private sector partnership is giving new houses to 1,000 families displaced by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Group vows to help ‘until it hurts’

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SOME of the boats that had been donated to fishermen in Panay town in Capiz province have been painted blue. The group that donated the boats believes that giving back the fishermen’s capacity to fish is far better than giving them canned goods, rice and other food stuff in relief packages. INQSnap this page (not just the logo) to view more photos. 
CARLOS ARNALDO/ CONTRIBUTOR

Yolanda Ploor was shocked by the havoc her namesake brought on an island village in Panay town, Capiz province, when she and a band of volunteers arrived there on Jan. 29.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

‘Aquino made us wait for 3 hours, then snubbed us,’ says Yolanda survivors

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President Benigno Aquino lll.  AP FILE PHOTO

They waited for more than three hours at the gate of Malacañang but were never given even a minute of the President’s time.

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

2 Cebu town mayors complain not getting ‘Yolanda’ rehab aid

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Residents walk past the rubble of Dayhagon Elementary School in Medellin, Cebu after the typhoon Yolanda. CDN FILE PHOTO

More than 100 days after the Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) devastated the towns in northern Cebu, two town mayors are asking why the national government has yet to provide financial assistance for the rehabilitation of their towns.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

15,000 boats to be given to fishermen displaced by Yolanda

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BENEFICIARIES, fishermen who lost their boats to Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” pose with the new boats they received under the Peter Project 2 program. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

At least 15,000 fishing boats are needed to replace those destroyed by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) 100 days after the cyclone devastated fishing communities in the Visayas, according to the head of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

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

Boats given to Leyte, Iloilo fishers who survived Yolanda

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BENEFICIARIES, fishermen who lost their boats to Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” pose with the new boats they received under the Peter Project 2 program. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It looks like good fishing is ahead for 230 fishermen in the typhoon-hit areas of Leyte and Iloilo, who received fiberglass bancas from the Negrense Volunteers for Change (NVC).

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DPWH to complete additional 28 bunkhouses by Feb. 28, says official

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After completing the last of 222 bunkhouses for the survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas, the Department of Public Works and Highways is building another 28 temporary shelters for the victims of the natural calamity.

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

Yolanda survivors skeptical about gov’t’s body count

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Survivors of the Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) remain unconvinced by the body count presented by the national government three months after the monster typhoon struck the country, leaving it with its worst calamity in decades.

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

QC adopts 2 more Leyte towns hit by ‘Yolanda’

The Quezon City government will “adopt” two more towns in the “Yolanda”-ravaged province of Leyte—the municipalities of Matag-ob and Albuera—three months after it started pouring aid into the devastated province.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

CBCP exec urges Lacson to name those obstructing rehab projects

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Former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

An official of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) challenged rehabilitation chief coordinator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson to name the politicians allegedly obstructing the government’s rehabilitation efforts in areas ravaged by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Help from South Korea arrives in Cebu town

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A group of Filipino women based in South Korea and some Korean volunteers from the South Korean province of Gyeongsangbuk-do arrived here on Thursday to help distribute relief stocks and repair classrooms damaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Helicopter crash victims tell tales of survival

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danny-noemi

With its strong winds and storm surges, Supertyphoon “Yolanda” left a large part of Eastern Visayas looking like a war zone.   Buildings and houses lay in ruins, as if wracked by bombs, while trees stand leafless and lifeless. During the first weeks, residents were left shell-shocked in grief and terror, walking aimlessly along streets [...]

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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