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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 »

Samar town police chief in Leyte for surveillance operations shot dead


The chief of police of Paranas town in Samar was shot and killed early Tuesday outside a karaoke bar in this city.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

School playground helps ‘Yolanda’ kids cope with stress


At a newly unveiled school playground here, children happily mobbed their way to play amid drizzles. This is finally a reprieve from the trauma caused by super-typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) that struck nearly seven months ago.

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in CDN - News,Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Capt. Roy Trinidad, officer and gentleman


Shouts of excitement in the newsroom of radio station dwIZ greeted the mention by US President Barack Obama of Philippine Navy Capt. Roy Trinidad on Tuesday.

Posted: May 1st, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »