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800,000 typhoon Ruby victims remain in evacuation centers

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Filipino families seek refuge at a school used as an evacuation center as they prepare for Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year. AP/Aaron Favila

At least 800,000 people affected by Typhoon “Ruby” (international name: “Hagupit”) remain in evacuation centers three days after the typhoon exited the country, according to official reports.

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t definition of storm casualty: Better not be sick

Strong winds and rain pound the seawall hours before Typhoon Hagupit passes near the city of Legazpi on December 7, 2014.  Typhoon Hagupit tore apart homes and sent waves crashing through coastal communities across the eastern Philippines, creating more misery for millions following a barrage of deadly disasters.      AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

What does it take to be on the government’s list of typhoon casualties?

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Binay cancels speech, flies to Cagayan

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Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA

Even in far, far Cagayan, Vice President Jejomar Binay was hounded Monday by questions about the allegations of corruption thrown at him by his former political lieutenants in Makati City.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Kapwa extends aid to typhoon victims

After the widespread devastation brought by typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas, hundreds of thousands of families were left homeless, hungry and sick.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Holidays slow down burial of typhoon victims

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The burial of more than 1,000 corpses in typhoon-ravaged Tacloban City was to have resumed Friday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said, acknowledging that a shortage of technical personnel and the intervening holidays had slowed down the already slow process of identifying decomposing bodies.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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