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Bohol still looking for resettlement sites for quake victims

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Five months after a magnitude-7.2 quake devastated Bohol, officials in the province are still looking for sites where they can relocate residents affected by the calamity. In Clarin town, state-run Philippine Information Agency reported Mayor Allen Piezas is...
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Yolanda survivors continue to get help, Palace maintains

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday reassured survivors of super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) they will continue to get help from the government, more than three months after the typhoon devastated Visayas and parts of Southern Luzon. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail...
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Solon seeks protection, security and benefits of whistleblowers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker from the Visayas has moved to ensure the protection, security and benefits for whistleblowers to bolster people’s efforts to rid the government of corruption. Rep. Gabriel Luis Quisumbing (6th District, Cebu) filed House Bill 2493, which establishes...
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Aquino admin ‘satisfaction’ rating falls by 10 pts in 3rd quarter of 2013 – SWS

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Public satisfaction with the Aquino administration fell in the third quarter of 2013, with satisfaction dropping in areas ranging from protection from alleged profiteering by oil companies to ensuring that no family goes hungry. This was the result of the...
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Child trafficking feared in Yolanda-hit areas

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Three weeks after Typhoon Yolanda battered the Visayas, three-year-old Tarin Sustento has yet to be found. A resident of Leyte province, Sustento, whose parents and grandparents were among the over 5,000 killed in one of the country’s greatest disaster, was...
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NDRRMC: Yolanda death toll up to 5,500

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The death toll from super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) climbed further to 5,500 as of Wednesday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said. In its 6 a.m. update, the NDRRMC also said 26,136 people were injured while 1,757 remain...
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CBCP to distribute 1,000 bibles to areas affected by ‘Yolanda’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – After sending 3,000 rosaries, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) through the Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate (ECBA) will be sending 1,000 copies of Tagalog Bibles to the survivors of typhoon “Yolanda” that ravaged the...
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Aquino wants ‘weather-proof’ communities to avoid repeat of super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ tragedy

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III wants communities redesigned such that they will not be as vulnerable to storm surges and other effects of powerful cyclones like super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan). The President, who was interviewed at the Ormoc City Airport...
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Japan extends $500k rice in emergency aid for Yolanda victims

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Japan is extending additional emergency assistance to victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) with rice worth some $500,000. The Japanese Embassy in Manila said the Japanese government approved the delivery of the emergency rice using Japan’s contribution to...
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Aquino thanks soldiers for service during Yolanda, other calamities

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday thanked the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines for their service during calamities, specifically Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). “Taos-puso tayong nagpapasalamat sa lahat ng kasapi ng ating unipormadong hanay na...