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Aid continues for ‘Yolanda’ victims

Volunteers repack relief goods at the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Manila on Nov. 9, 2013, for victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda. Donations to the DSWD for the relief and rehabilitation Yolanda survivors from local and foreign sources stands at P817,262,574 as of March 9, 2014, according to the DSWD Updates on Typhoon Yolanda Disaster Relief and Early Rehabilitation Accomplishments and Continuing Plans.  AFP

The P1.2 billion worth of goods, services and projects the government allotted for Tacloban City is continually being distributed to the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Friday.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Wind conditions, runway limits behind off-loading of PAL’s Tacloban passengers

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Citing weight restrictions brought about by ongoing runway repair work at the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City, flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) appealed on Monday for understanding from the flying public amid complaints from passengers who had been off-loaded from flights to and from Tacloban.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Jennifer Laude ignored haters, fought for dolls, kept poise

Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude. INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Michelle Laude, Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude’s elder sister, said a housemate recalled that Jennifer went out on the night she was killed carrying around P20,000 to P25,000 in cash. “When the housemate asked why, Jen said: ‘Para ’pag may bumastos sa akin, hahampasin ko ng pera (So if somebody disrespects me, I would throw money at their face).’”

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Aquino: Airport repair done for papal visit

President Benigno Aquino III 

President Benigno Aquino III has promised to complete the repair of the runway of the Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport, the gateway to other Eastern Visayas provinces, by next month, two months before the scheduled visit of Pope Francis.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Artists’ gathering breeds new ideas


A group of beatniks gathered around one man in one corner as he passionately plucked and talked about his “kubing” (indigenous bamboo harp). Near them was a small crowd of photography enthusiasts listening intently to the wisdom of American freelance photographer Peter Carney.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »