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‘Yolanda’ rehab plans welcome but execs say: Please hurry up

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It’s about time. But please hurry up. Leaders of municipalities ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda welcomed President Aquino’s approval of the rebuilding blueprint for five provinces and Tacloban City. Mayor Ricky Ramirez of Medellin town in Cebu province said his constituents had been waiting for eight months for the rebuilding to get off the ground.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Yolanda survivors: Each day a new day, for better or worse

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SMILE THAT MELTS THE HEART A young survivor Luzviminda Baldo, 5, who survived the fury of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” poses at New Kawayan transitional housing site in Tacloban City. RAFFY LERMA

He is far from the grieving man captured in a news photograph seated in the rubble of his flattened home at Costa Brava amid a sea of debris left by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ survivor loses yet another home to ‘Glenda’

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He left Tacloban hoping that life would be better for him and his five kids.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Blue boats bring hope to Iloilo

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SOME of the pump boats waiting for their recipients in front of the Ajuy town hall in Iloilo province.   PHOTO FROM OMF

Fisherman Polne Bataolan never thought he could still recover from the devastation wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” when it swept through Ajuy town in Iloilo province and other areas in the Visayas last year.

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

Yolanda survivors still feel ‘luckier’ than Revilla, Jinggoy Estrada

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

Survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” who now live in government-built bunkhouses in this city do not envy Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. their “better accommodations” at Camp Crame.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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