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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 »

‘Yolanda’ survivors relocated ahead of Pope Francis visit

THE TRANSITIONAL  houses built, not by the government, but by a nongovernment organization offer some degree of comfort for “Yolanda” survivors.

Super Typhoon “Yolanda” survivors from more than 250 families in Palo, Leyte will be relocated ahead of the papal visit of Pope Francis in January 2015.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

607 still missing in Tacloban City


At least 607 persons are still missing in the city following the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in November last year, but the number may be higher because it is based only on estimates made by village officials and relatives searching for their loved ones, according to an official doing the tally.

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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 »