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Suspected NPA rebels torch equipment used in gov’t housing for ‘Pablo’ survivors


Communist rebels on Wednesday night torched several pieces of heavy equipment used in a government housing project for typhoon victims in Monkayo, Compostela Valley, police on Thursday said.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Power now fully restored in Davao Oriental


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

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

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

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 »