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More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Five months after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” leveled large swathes of the Eastern Visayas, dead bodies continue to turn up.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Drug firm Novartis to help Leyte firefighter

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RESIDENTS of the village of Sagkahan in Tacloban City view the destruction left by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” on their community. FILE PHOTO

The Swiss-based pharmaceutical transnational manufacturer of a leukemia drug has promised to help a Leyte firefighter afflicted with the cancer to get access to the expensive medication he needs.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Roxas accused of using aid-giving to campaign for 2016

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Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II. INQUIRER.net file photo

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II was roundly criticized on Monday, for appearing to use the government’s rehabilitation of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan)-stricken areas to boost his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections where he has been touted to be the ruling Liberal Party’s standard bearer.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Secretary Soliman: Messy warehouse not ours

Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

The messy warehouse shown in a video broadcast by a television network and published on its online news portal recently was not the relief hub of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Tacloban City, according to Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Tacloban needs P2B for homeless

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Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More than 150 days after one of the deadliest typhoons ever recorded leveled his city, Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez is still at a loss to provide decent shelter to residents displaced by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Last drop of ‘Yolanda’ aid: 10 coffee packs

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Ten coffee sachets. This was the last “relief assistance” that 43-year-old Estrelia Toledo received from the government as a victim of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bayan Muna proposes ‘Yolanda’ marker in Tacloban

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Bayan Muna Representatives Neri Colmenares (left ) and Carlos Zarate. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

As thousands of lives were claimed by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), arguably the strongest typhoon ever recorded, two lawmakers proposed the construction of a “memorial marker” in Tacloban City.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Yolanda survivors: Life in the shadow of giant ships

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BEACHFRONT PLAYGROUND. Anton Cuenca (center) and his friends pose in front of the hulking stern of the cargo ship MV David, one of 10 ships still grounded in Anibong district in Tacloban City.  DANNY PETILLA/ CONTRIBUTOR

“It am amyaw barko! (Our neighbor is a boat!)” This is how 8-year-old Anton Cuenca describes his family’s present predicament: They have been forced to live beside a 1,000-ton cargo ship that swept ashore and squashed their house as a result of the cataclysmic storm surges whipped up by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” last Nov. 8.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Tent evacuees get plywood as floors to keep them dry

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Belinda Guinoonohan and her family can now sleep soundly at night, even when it rains. They no longer have to sleep on a damp floor in their makeshift tent in San Jose District, their home since Nov. 8 when Supertyphoon “Yolanda” brought this city to its knees.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Young ‘Yolanda’ survivor still groping for answers

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‘YOLANDA’ SURVIVOR Melvin Castro sits in the rubble of his home in Tacloban City where 18 of his family members were killed. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

The search for the answer to one question keeps him going. When Melvin Castro lost 18 of his relatives in the devastation wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” four months ago, the first question he asked God was, “Why did you spare me?”

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

248 out of 250 bunkhouses for ‘Yolanda’ survivors finished

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Bunkhouses. FILE PHOTO

Better late than never. Of the 250 bunkhouses the government promised to put up for survivors of supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas, 248 have risen in storm-ravaged areas in the provinces of Leyte, Eastern Samar and Western Samar.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cadet from Tacloban is first female ‘bow wow’ at PMA

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THE MEET Cadet First Class Kerlyn Asuncion, the Tacloban City native who has been selected as the first female brigade adjutant of the Philippine Military Academy Cadet Corps, meets former Sen. Panfilo Lacson during this year’s PMA alumni homecoming. Lacson is the presidential assistant for rehabilitation and recovery who is tasked with rebuilding her city. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

People paid little attention when Tacloban City-born Cadet First Class Kerlyn Asuncion stepped up to the grandstand to greet former Sen. Panfilo Lacson at the end of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) alumni homecoming in Fort Del Pilar in Baguio City on Feb. 15.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

10,000 balloons for Yolanda victims

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HEARTFELT Residents and survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” put finishing touches to a giant heart-shaped lantern displayed in Tacloban City’s coastal area. AFP

Gone but not forgotten. Survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda spread out about 10,000 red and white balloons on a 12-kilometer stretch of the coastal area in Tacloban City to symbolize not only a day of love but also of remembrance of those who were killed by the strongest typhoon to hit land in recent history.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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