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Sign of confidence in Tacloban: Opening of SM store


A branch of a popular chain of grocery stores has opened here, raising optimism that the city is well on its way to recovery following the devastation brought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Church execs say visit of Pope is to archdiocese

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SURVIVORS take part in Mass celebrated in commemoration of the first anniversary of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Tacloban City, which is included in the itinerary of Pope Francis during his visit to the Philippines in January. RAFFY LERMA

Church officials here want to set the record straight.

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

Anomalies uncovered at Batangas port


Extortion activities allegedly undertaken by Coast Guard personnel at the Port of Batangas should be investigated.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Tacloban proposes ‘Yolanda budget’


The city treasurer defended a nearly 100-percent increase in the city government’s proposed budget next year as a “Yolanda budget” that contained allotments for programs needed to bring survivors of the supertyphoon back on their feet.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Romualdez asks Lacson to resign

LIKE MANY others in Tacloban City left to fend for themselves, a teenage boy pounds on a cement post with a sledgehammer hoping to retrieve and sell its steel bars in junk shops in the district of San Jose, the area hardest hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” EDWIN BACASMAS

Mayor Alfred Romualdez is calling for the resignation of Panfilo “Ping” Lacson as head of the government’s rehabilitation efforts for areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” for saying the city received P6 billion but is still complaining.

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