Acquiring land hampers government’s relocation efforts in Typhoon Yolanda-devastated areas

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government is having difficulty acquiring lands that would serve as relocation sites for the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda that’s why there are some delays on the transfer of families who are still living in bunkhouses especially in Tacloban City, a Palace...

Like her boss, Soliman is also delusional

I do not know if our fashion conscious Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman was thinking straight when she recently assured the public that sub-standard bunkhouses in the flood-ravaged areas of Tacloban City will demolished by the end of this month. In her...

UN report on Yolanda victims reads ‘Shame on you Mr. President’

The Aquino administration must have been stung and mortified by the bitter criticism it got from the United Nations (UN) for its continued inability to provide basic needs and services for thousands of flood victim families who were displaced by super typhoon “Yolanda” two years...

Philippines Haiyan rebuilding ‘inadequate’, says UN

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Philippines has not done enough to rebuild after Super Typhoon Haiyan, as thousands remain in shanties without power or water for nearly two years, a United Nations representative said Saturday. Many storm survivors in the central region have had to...

A flicker of hope for typhoon victims

The expected arrival next week of Pope Francis in the Philippines, a predominantly Catholic country, will bring both joy and hope to millions of Filipinos who have experienced so much calamities last year. After all the powerful typhoons that have devastated the Mindanao and...

DSWD denies hand in relocation of ‘Yolanda’ survivors due for Pope Francis visit

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman belied claims that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is responsible for the relocation of some 250 families from their tents in Candahug village, Palo town, Leyte province to another site for Pope...

Senate panel: Yolanda bunkhouses not overpriced, but substandard

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Temporary shelters built for survivors of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) were not overpriced, but did not meet specifications and international standards, a Senate committee has concluded. In a report dated May 21, the Senate public works committee ruled out...

Aquino inspects construction of bunkhouses in Loon, Bohol

LOON, Bohol  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday afternoon visited anew this province, which was hardest hit by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake in October last year, as part of the 28th anniversary celebration of the EDSA People Power Revolution. President Aquino,...

Lacson: No overpricing of bunkhouses but…

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (PARR) Panfilo “Ping” Lacson would not name the local politicians who he said were getting in the way of reconstruction efforts in communities affected by typhoon “Yolanda.” “On a positive note, yesterday,...

‘Yolanda’ multi-donor fund created to fast-track rehab efforts

MANILA, Jan 23 (Mabuhay) -– A multi-donor fund has been created to fast-track rehabilitation efforts in areas devastated by super typhoon “Yolanda,” Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (PARR) chief Panfilo Lacson said. In his keynote speech at...
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