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DOH mobilizing up to 800 doctors for Pope Francis’ Mass at Tacloban airport

The Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Department of Health is mobilizing up to 800 doctors to attend to the medical needs of people expected to attend the Mass to be presided by Pope Francis in January 2015 at the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Anomalies in Iloilo med deals probed


The Ombudsman is investigating former Iloilo Gov. Niel Tupas and other provincial officials for alleged irregularities in the purchase of P5.3-million worth of medicines given to typhoon survivors.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Ruby’ food aid reaches 3 provinces hit by storm

PRIOR to the distribution of food packs by the DSWD, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas was first to arrive in Borongan, Eastern Samar, giving instructions to rescue and police personnel during preparations for the onslaught of Typhoon “Ruby.” CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Food packs had been distributed to the three Samar provinces that bore the brunt of Typhoon “Ruby” last weekend, said Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

New storm to be named ‘Seniang’


The weather bureau said Thursday that if the low pressure area (LPA) east of Mindanao becomes a storm and enters the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), it will be named “Seniang.”

Posted: December 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

ILO allots $1.5M for Ruby victims

A Filipino man carries a dirty plastic sheet from his house after strong waves from Typhoon Ruby battered a coastal village in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.  AP

Some 800,000 workers have been affected by typhoon “Ruby,” (international name: Hagupit), with their source of livelihood damaged or disrupted overnight, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »