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There might be no room at the inn for papal visit

“MY HEART IS SWELLING. The weather was hot but all I could feel
was happiness,” a 58-year-old housewife, told Agence France-Presse.
Pope Francis arrives to celebrate aMass and the beatification of Paul
Yun ji-Chung and 123 martyrs at Gwanghwamun Door on Saturday. AP

Five months away from the scheduled papal visit to the country, the regional tourism office is planning to ask boarding houses here to accommodate devotees who would come to see Pope Francis from Jan. 15 to 19 next year as hotels are already fully booked.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Tacloban hotels already fully booked for papal visit

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With still five months to go before the scheduled visit here of Pope Francis, hotels in Tacloban are already fully booked, according to the City Tourism Office.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Land rights issues seen to derail rehab efforts in Yolanda areas

Children watch from above the Tacloban City Convention Center at the tent city. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Long-standing and emerging issues over lack of land tenure security may be a major stumbling block to rehabilitation efforts in Yolanda-affected areas if not addressed strategically, says a report released by international non-government organization Oxfam.

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

Out of Tacloban, survivor tops CPA board exams

Rommel Rhino Edusma from Asian Development Foundation College, topped the Certified Public Accountant Board Examination 2014.

It was his harrowing experience during the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” that strengthened his resolve to do well at the licensure exams for certified public accountants (CPA).

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

‘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 »