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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 »

P2 B needed to house homeless, says Tacloban mayor

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Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez hands goods to his employee infront of the ruin Tacloban Airport after Typhoon Yolanda hit the city. 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 how to provide decent shelter to residents displaced by Supertyphoon Yolanda.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Domeng’ expected to enter PH Sunday

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Tropical Storm “Peipah” (international name) is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Sunday afternoon, the state weather bureau said Sturday.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

After ‘Yolanda,’ gossip is good

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AN IMAGE of the Virgin Mary sits among the rubble after a storm surge washed away homes and structures in Tacloban City on Nov. 8 last year. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

It has been a common site in Barangay 89 in San Jose District—women huddled to gossip. The onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” on Nov. 8 last year altered the village landscape though women still huddle in whatever is left of their communities only, this time, not to gossip but to talk about the tragedy.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

New, better life for Cadiz folk

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Super Typhoon “Yolanda” flattened houses and flipped over boats in a fishing village on Lakawon Island off Cadiz City, Negros Occidental province, on Nov. 8, 2013. More than four months after the devastation, the islet’s 280 families are given a chance to start anew with the help of a nongovernment organization.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

PH Catholics make lifelong sacrifice after typhoon

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Returning to their destroyed village after a catastrophic typhoon that killed thousands in the Philippines last year, a weary band of Catholics vowed a lifelong sacrifice to thank God for saving them.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

DOH chief: Don’t panic over ‘flesh-eating disease’

Health Secretary Enrique Ona. FILE PHOTO

Health Secretary Enrique Ona urged the public not to panic over a supposed “flesh-eating” skin disease in Pangasinan.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Mysterious flesh-eating disease’ in Pangasinan a hoax–health exec

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The so-called “mysterious disease” in Pangasinan that is eating the flesh of its victims is no mystery at all, the provincial health officer said on Tuesday.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Aquino made us wait for 3 hours, then snubbed us,’ says Yolanda survivors

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President Benigno Aquino lll.  AP FILE PHOTO

They waited for more than three hours at the gate of Malacañang but were never given even a minute of the President’s time.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 Cebu town mayors complain not getting ‘Yolanda’ rehab aid

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Residents walk past the rubble of Dayhagon Elementary School in Medellin, Cebu after the typhoon Yolanda. CDN FILE PHOTO

More than 100 days after the Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) devastated the towns in northern Cebu, two town mayors are asking why the national government has yet to provide financial assistance for the rehabilitation of their towns.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

15,000 boats to be given to fishermen displaced by Yolanda

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BENEFICIARIES, fishermen who lost their boats to Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” pose with the new boats they received under the Peter Project 2 program. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

At least 15,000 fishing boats are needed to replace those destroyed by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) 100 days after the cyclone devastated fishing communities in the Visayas, according to the head of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Boats given to Leyte, Iloilo fishers who survived Yolanda

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BENEFICIARIES, fishermen who lost their boats to Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” pose with the new boats they received under the Peter Project 2 program. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It looks like good fishing is ahead for 230 fishermen in the typhoon-hit areas of Leyte and Iloilo, who received fiberglass bancas from the Negrense Volunteers for Change (NVC).

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

DPWH to complete additional 28 bunkhouses by Feb. 28, says official

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After completing the last of 222 bunkhouses for the survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas, the Department of Public Works and Highways is building another 28 temporary shelters for the victims of the natural calamity.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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