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Power now fully restored in Davao Oriental

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Electricity has been restored to 25 villages in three Davao Oriental municipalities, more than a year after Typhoon “Pablo” devastated the region and about a month since President Aquino told officials to quit if they could not restore power quickly.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DOE head vows anew to restore electricity

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Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

After taking flak for failing to energize by Christmas Eve last year areas that Super Typhoon Yolanda devastated, Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla is at it again, setting another target for power restoration in Davao Oriental province.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DOE vows to restore power in storm-hit areas

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Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After receiving a scolding from President Benigno Aquino III, Malacañang on Wednesday said the Department of Energy has taken responsibility and promised to restore electricity in Davao Oriental and other typhoon-hit areas.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino tells unidentified gov’t execs to deliver or resign

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President Benigno Aquino III INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Expect heads to roll in the coming days as the President’s patience is wearing thin over the seemingly disjointed efforts, particularly at the local level, to help victims of disasters since December 2012.   President Benigno Aquino III appealed Tuesday for more patience from disaster victims amid the overwhelming challenges confronting his administration in [...]

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

Aquino rallies Filipinos to face nature challenge

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President Aquino on Monday rallied Filipinos behind what he called a new kind of solidarity, not unlike the one they exhibited in toppling the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship 28 years ago.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino to ‘Pablo’ survivors: Use spirit of Edsa to rise from calamity

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President Benigno S. Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A day before the 28th Edsa People Power Anniversary, President Benigno Aquino arrived to this typhoon-devastated town, calling on a crowd of a thousand to use the spirit of Edsa to recover from the calamity.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino lightly scolds officials for power lack in Cateel

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III was in good spirits on Monday when he faced the residents of Cateel, Davao Oriental, to check on their situation after the devastation of Typhoon “Pablo” (international name: Bopha).

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Agaton’ damage worse than ‘Pablo’s’, says gov

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The damage caused by the recent, long-lasting low pressure area that briefly intensified into a low-level cyclone named “Agaton” was far worse than the destruction left by Typhoon Pablo in December 2012, according to Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon.

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

‘Task Force Pablo’ formed

National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Chief Claro V. Maranan has organized a team, called “Task Force Pablo,” that will proceed to Davao City on Dec. 27 to 30 to look into the progress of projects being implemented for survivors of Typhoon “Pablo.”

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

A year after ‘Pablo,’ Davao Oriental towns not yet cleared of debris

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NEW RIVER  Families cross a new river formed after Typhoon “Pablo” swept this area in New Bataan, Compostela Valley, Tuesday. INQUIRER/ MARIANE BERMUDEZ

The provincial government of Davao Oriental has expressed concern over the fact that three municipalities in the province, which were severely hit by typhoon “Pablo” a year ago, are still littered with storm debris.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

No Aquino, no houses in Davao town

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While dozens of houses had been finished for survivors of Typhoon “Pablo” in this province, something is still missing that’s keeping authorities from turning the houses over to beneficiaries—President Aquino’s presence.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

DBM to release P1.06B for rehab of areas damaged by ‘Pablo’

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Floodwater with logs and uprooted trees destroyed the Caraga Bridge in Caraga town, Davao Oriental province, on Sunday morning. The town is now isolated from its neighboring town of Manay in the south and Baganga town in the east. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Before Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” there was typhoon “Pablo” which killed more than one thousand people in Mindanao and left almost 90,000 homeless in December 2012.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Aquino no-show for ‘Pablo’ victims

DAVAO ORIENTAL Gov. Corazon Malanyaon in front of one of at least 50 houses that were supposed to be turned over by President Aquino to beneficiaries yesterday. NICO ALCONABA/INQUIRER MINDANAO

The houses had been painted yellow, the color associated with President Aquino. Some had been painted red and white, colors associated with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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