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SF nonprofit to focus long-term recovery work on Guiuan


A nonprofit based here announced that it will focus its long-term disaster recovery efforts following Typhoon Yolanda on the municipality of Guiuan, in Eastern Samar.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China ready to help in rehab of Yolanda-hit areas


It may be at odds with the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea, but China is keen to help in another front.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Like MacArthur’s force in 1944

The nuclear-powered US Navy aircraft carrier USS George Washington started relief operations on Friday after it arrived off Eastern Samar on Thursday night. The carrier, carrying 5,000 crew and more than 80 aircraft,  moved  fixed-wing aircraft ashore to make more room for 21 helicopters on its flight deck.  RAFFY LERMA

A US aircraft carrier sent mercy flights into typhoon-ravaged Eastern Visayas on Friday, transporting some 5,000 sailors as well as food and supplies desperately needed by survivors still begging for help one week after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” flattened entire towns and villages in central Philippines.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ilocos Sur, Eastern Samar families win Owwa award

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Two families from Ilocos Sur and Eastern Samar received the prestigious Model OFW Family of the Year Award (Mofya) from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa).

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Eastern Samar townsfolk miss historic bells of Balangiga town

This May 2001 photo shows the two bells of Balangiga at F.E. Warren Air Force Base outside Cheyenne, Wyoming, that signaled an attack by Filipino insurgents on occupying American troops in 1901. The arrival of President Benigno Aquino on an official visit to the US raises the possibility that the State Department will announce plans to return of the war-trophy Bells of Balangiga to that country. AP

Fe Joy Campanero has never seen the bells of Balangiga Church, but is eager to find out how these look like. For after all, her great grandfather was the young boy who rang the bells more than a century ago to signal the attack by Filipino resistance fighters on an American detachment in Balangiga town in Eastern Samar.

Posted: June 30th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

8 Chinese illegally working at Eastern Samar mine sites arrested


Eight Chinese nationals working without the required permit in two mining sites in Eastern Samar have been arrested, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced on Tuesday.

Posted: February 14th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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