Quake prompts half-day work suspension in Cebu capitol

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — A magnitude-4.7 quake that hit Bohol Monday morning was felt in other areas in Visayas, prompting a half-day work suspension at the Cebu provincial capitol. Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III announced half-day work for all Capitol employees, the Cebu...

Satisfaction with Aquino Admin steady at ‘good’ in Q4 2014 – SWS

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Satisfaction with the Aquino administration was still rated “good” in the fourth quarter of 2014, despite a drop in the Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao satisfaction numbers, according to a new poll taken by the Social Weather Stations. According to the...

NDRRMC: Seniang death toll goes up further to 65

MANILA, (Mabuhay) – The death toll from Tropical Storm Seniang went up further to 65 as of Wednesday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said. In its 8 a.m. update, the NDRRMC also said 41 were reported injured while seven are still missing in the...

Nations’ response during calamities reveals deep-seated charitable culture

Still dazed after a year since Super Typhoon Yolanda  delivered a devastating wallop never been experience in the history of the Philippines, now comes another foreboding calamity represented by Typhoon Ruby with at least nine provinces in the Visayas are expected to reel from...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...