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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 »

TMX extends help to earthquake, typhoon victims

JUST days after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake and supertyphoon Yolanda, TMX Philippines Inc. immediately extended help.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Typhoon victim hangs self at home

LOSING her one-year-old child to a lingering illness and her home to supertyphoon Yolanda was too much for 18-year-old Akiera Mae Patalinghug to bear. She was found by her 61-year-old aunt Carmelita Tampus hanging from a beam of a house in Sacred Heart Village, Barangay Gun-ob, Lapu-lapu City at 3 p.m. yesterday. Tampus told police [...]

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘Consult typhoon victims on rehab plan’

REHABILITATING the towns of northern Cebu hit by supertyphoon “Yolanda” last Nov. 8 also means empowering the families by consulting them, the head of the Cebu provincial government’s task force said yesterday.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ survivors grateful for outpouring of help

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“YOLANDA” survivors wave the flags of countries and organizations that extended help to them and other typhoon victims at the start of Saturday’s Unity Run in Rizal Park. EDWIN BELLOSILLO

Her last memory of her family was seeing them walk out the door as floodwater came rushing into their house.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Cash-for-work scheme to help lift morale of typhoon victims

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Tens of thousands of desperately needed jobs are being created for survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” by paying them to clear mountains of waste from ruined cities and farms.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

12,500 jobs await typhoon victims; Aquino to visit Bohol

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Malacañang declared Tuesday that relief operations in Leyte and other provinces battered by Supertyphoon Yolanda had “stabilized” and announced that the Department of Labor was offering at least 12,500 jobs to typhoon victims aimed at hastening reconstruction and rehabilitation.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pacquiao made Yolanda survivors forget misery, then back to reality

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Typhoon survivors cheer following an announcement of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao's unanimous win over American Brandon Rios in their WBO international welterweight boxing title match in Macau, which was telecast live at a public park in Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.  AP

For a moment, the ravages caused by “Supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) were forgotten by the people of this city as Manny Pacquiao battled his way into boxing supremacy again on Sunday.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rama donates salary, bonus to typhoon victims

CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama will donate his P80,000 November salary and his P80,000 year-end bonus to the families of typhoon-devastated Tacloban City and northern Cebu towns. But he said he doesn’t agree to the suggestion of Councilor Alvin Dizon and Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma for the Cebu City government to cancel their Christmas party [...]

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

RAFI answers call to help Leyte

In response to the call of Palo Archbishop John Du to help the typhoon victims in Leyte, the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. prepared 20,000 relief packs last Sunday for shipment to Leyte today. Each pack contains rice, sugar, canned goods, salt, water and milk for a family of five good for five days. Du came [...]

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Cargo trucks, volunteers and housing materials needed

MORE cargo trucks, volunteers and construction materials are needed to sustain the relief efforts to typhoon victims in Cebu, Tacloban City, Isabel, Guiuan and Ormoc City. “I hope there are more cargo trucks available to deliver 151,189 family food packs to these areas,” Aileen Lariba, information officer of the Department of Social Welfare and Development [...]

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

City in ruins slowly picking up the pieces

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HOPE AMID THE RUINS  A woman waves from atop her destroyed home at the Inquirer aerial team, which surveyed the destruction caused by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Leyte on Saturday. Fluttering in the wind beside her is a Philippine flag. RAFFY LERMA

People in Tacloban City are slowly picking up the pieces of their shattered lives, with the city that only a week ago found itself in the eye of a monster storm trying to muster the courage to move on.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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