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2,000 Clark revelers display support for ‘Pablo’ victims

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At least 2,000 Christmas revelers formed a heart-shaped chain here on Thursday night, lit candles and prayed for hope and courage for survivors of Typhoon “Pablo” in northeastern Mindanao.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Pablo’ death toll may reach 1,500

The death toll from Typhoon “Pablo” will likely hit 1,500, making it the second deadliest since the country began keeping records, Benito Ramos, head of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), said on Saturday.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

CDO, Iligan learn from ‘Sendong’


A year ago, just as residents of the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan were getting ready for Christmas, Tropical Storm “Sendong” swept through the region, sending flash floods and leaving 1,200 people dead.

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

This time, Cagayan de Oro is ready for floods

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This time, the city will not be caught by surprise. Unlike in December 2011, the city is prepared should tropical storm “Bopha” (to be called “Pablo” when it enters the country) intensify and dump even more rain than storm “Sendong” did, disaster officials said on Friday.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Luistro: Thank you, teachers

Education Secretary Armin Luistro: Tweaking the adopt-a-school program. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Education Secretary Armin Luistro on Friday urged Filipinos to “look kindly at our teachers and give them the recognition they deserve” as he led some 5,000 educators from all over Mindanao in celebrating the 2012 World Teachers’ Day at the Lim ket Kai Center here.

Posted: October 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No land found for homes for victims of ‘Sendong’

The lack of land is hindering efforts to build permanent houses for families made homeless by Tropical Storm “Sendong” here in December last year, a United Nations (UN) agency said.

Posted: August 21st, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

900 displaced families in ARMM to get houses

Some 900 families displaced by armed conflict and Tropical Storm “Sendong” in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will see the first foundation of their new houses after Ramadan.

Posted: July 29th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Army’s 302 IB receives award of recognition

THE 302nd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army (PA) received recently an award of command plaque of merit in recognition of its search and rescue and relief operations during the tropical storm Sendong and the powerful earthquake that hit Negros Oriental.

Posted: April 16th, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘Sendong’ victims to get houses from government

Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay has approved the purchase of seven relocation sites in northern Mindanao and the Visayas for the construction of 15,000 new homes for victims of Tropical Storm “Sendong.”

Posted: March 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

200 houses in the works for ‘Sendong’ victims


Berjaya Phils., a local unit of Malaysian conglomerate Berjaya Group, broke ground last week with Gawad Kalinga (GK) for the 200 houses it had donated to Tropical Storm “Sendong” victims in Cagayan de Oro.

Posted: February 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino marks Cory’s 79th birthday in CDO, Iligan

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‘CORY YELLOW’ President Aquino and Vice President Jejomar Binay appear to have fun painting a house bright yellow in Bayanihan Village, Sta. Elena, Iligan City, on Wednesday. The country’s top officials visited Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities to check on the relocation sites for the victims of Tropical Storm “Sendong.” EDWIN BACASMAS

On what would have been the 79th birthday of former President Corazon Aquino, her son, now the President, spent the day rallying people, especially the victims of the most recent natural disaster in the country, to live the spirit of People Power.

Posted: January 26th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Schools back to normal in CDO, Iligan—Luistro

Education Secretary Armin Luistro. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A month after Tropical Storm “Sendong” brought deadly destruction to northern Mindanao, schools are now filling up with returning students since classes resumed last week.

Posted: January 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Largest CSR: 5,000 homes for ‘Sendong’ victims

Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. on Wednesday unveiled the single largest corporate social responsibility project in the country for victims of Tropical Storm “Sendong.”

Posted: January 19th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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