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‘Happy’ video is Belgian’s prize for Tacloban stint

HAPPY FACES Quentin Musset (right) and the “stars” of his video showing the Filipino brand of resilience. QUENTIN MUSSET/contributor

The scene was almost surreal: happy townsfolk and emergency workers getting their groove on, dancing on top of wrecked cars, on debris-strewn streets and alleys, beside ships swept inland by the storm surge, for a moment seemingly unmindful of the devastation around them.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

More needs to be done for Yolanda victims–UN


The United Nations warned on Saturday that millions of survivors of the Philippines’ deadliest typhoon were still without adequate shelter 100 days after the disaster.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Football world unites for ‘Yolanda’ victims

BECKHAM IN TACLOBAN  Football superstar David Beckham visits children living at the Tacloban City Convention Center tent city who have been displaced by Super Typhoon “Yolanda.” The English footballer is an ambassador of goodwill for the United Nations Children’s Fund.  RAFFY LERMA

It’s world football uniting for the Philippines.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Clowns without borders: Healing with laughter

HOLIDAY MAGIC A member of Clowns Without Borders performs in front of young survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” at a tent city in Tacloban City. AFP

The saying that laughter is the best medicine proves to be a truism even in times of disaster, as it was for survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” who had a good laugh after witnessing the acts of Clowns Without Borders (CWB), an organization that offers entertainment in crisis situations.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US Church officials to visit Tacloban City

Tents are erected as temporary shelters for residents whose houses were flattened by Super Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City in this Dec. 25, 2013, photo.  AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Catholic Church officials from the United States are expected to arrive in the country this week to visit areas devastated by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No end to ‘Yolanda’ victims’ woes

SIGNS OF LIFE The figures of the famous MacArthur Landing Memorial Park in Palo town, Leyte province, seem to come alive along with the trees and grass, which have started to turn green almost two months after the devastation caused by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Rains that have been hitting parts of the Visayas since the end of December are “testing the resilience of communities” ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” underscoring the need to boost early recovery programs in the disaster zone ahead of the onset of the wet season, according to the United Nations humanitarian office.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Papal Nuncio celebrates mass in ruined Tacloban Church

Papal Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Guiseppe Pinto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/JESS YUSON

Na higugma ha iyo an santo papa!(The Holy Father loves you!). This was the message conveyed by Papal Nuncio to the Philippines Guiseppe Pinto during his homily in a Christmas Mass he celebrated at the Sto. Niño church, this city. The church was one of the city structures badly damaged by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Pope’s envoy visits Tacloban, provides comfort to residents

Santo Nino Church in Tacloban, central Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

He came with relief goods, saw the devastated churches and brought with him prayers from Pope Francis.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UNDP brings jobs, joy to 142 in Leyte

The devastation wrought by Super Typhoon Yolanda has drawn an outpouring of support from the German people—more than 176 million euros, or about P10.7 billion, for relief and rehabilitation efforts in the affected regions. AP FILE PHOTO

For the 142 residents of a typhoon-devastated coastal village of Tacloban City, it will be a merry Christmas.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

World behind PH, says UN

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon talks to journalists in Tacloban, Philippines, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Ban was welcomed with Christmas songs sung by children who lost their homes as he toured the central Philippine city devastated by Typhoon Haiyan that slammed ashore Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday pledged to rally global support for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” to help them recover from one of the Philippines’ deadliest disasters.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »



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