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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 [...]
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.
By Maricar B. Brizuela
Her last memory of her family was seeing them walk out the door as floodwater came rushing into their house.
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.
By Christian V. Esguerra
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.
By Joey Gabieta
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
By Michael Lim Ubac
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.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
The country’s billionaires are in a generous mood, contributing in cash and in kind to the massive relief and rehabilitation efforts to bring back Leyte, Eastern Samar and other provinces in central Philippines devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”
By Ronnel W. Domingo
After the looting of a National Food Authority (NFA) warehouse in storm-ravaged Leyte that resulted in 14 deaths, the rice agency assured the public it had enough supplies and had already released a total of 54,666 sacks of milled rice to various areas affected by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”
By Vincent Cabreza
Former First Lady Imelda Marcos on Friday issued a handwritten statement offering her condolences to the families of those who died in Leyte, her home province, due to Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” after finally learning about the extent of the devastation from her children.