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Rehab work goes on in Bantayan 10 months after ‘Yolanda’


In two months, it will be a year since Super Typhoon “Yolanda” struck but survivors are still struggling to move on in the town of Santa Fe.

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

UN body opens ‘Glenda’ task force

Children at Delpan evacuation center in Tondo, Manila at the height of the Typhoon Glenda. JOAN BONDOC

The United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the Philippines had put up a “Glenda” Task Force as the international aid community went on standby while monitoring the strongest howler to hit the country in eight months.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »


Aquino’s fumbled message on artists and drug abuse

President Benigno Aquino III.  AFP FILE PHOTO

What began as a puzzling decision to snub one of the country’s greatest actresses turned into an unfortunate, fumbled message on drug abuse and rehabilitation.   So now we know: President Aquino doesn’t think much of people who have tried drugs.   “I don’t want to send a message that using illegal drugs is OK […]

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Unicef, partners assess ‘Yolanda’ response for building resilient communities

DSWD Secretary Corazon Soliman INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Eight months into relief and recovery after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) devastated the Central Philippines, Unicef, with Galing Pook Foundation, recently hosted a Forum on ‘Building Better and Resilient Communities’ with participation from a wide range of partners and stakeholders.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope to see many positive developments in ‘Yolanda’ rehab–Lacson

Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

If Pope Francis’ visit to towns ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) would push through in 2015, may he not only stop over in Tacloban but also in other areas where there have been many success stories amid recovery and rehabilitation, said Presidential Assistant on Rehabilitation Panfilo Lacson.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »