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DSWD failed
storm victims

Where’s the roof? Tens of thousands of storm victims spent the past three Christmases without permanent shelters due to the failure of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to build homes for them despite receiving P2.57 billion for such purpose, a report of state auditors showed.

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Hundreds of thousands of typhoon survivors spent the past two Christmases without roof above their heads due to the failure of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to build permanent shelters for them despite the release of P2.57 billion for the project, state auditors said.

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Despite the authorities’ appeal to the public to use alternative methods of noise-making for the holiday revelries, the Department of Health recorded 30 firecracker-related injuries as of 6 a.m. of Dec. 25.

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A streetballer’s
final fast break

Street ball player Edward Ballesteros succumbed to lung cancer on Christmas Eve in 2013. “On the day that Christ was born, my older brother passed away,” youngest brother Jan recalled.

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AS MILLIONS FETE CHRISTMAS

Pope urges ‘tenderness’

The pope led Christmas Eve mass in the Vatican on Wednesday calling for "tenderness" and "warmth" after a violence-plagued year as millions of Christians began marking the holiday.

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Ex-OFW back home:
‘This is our country’

After working in Brunei for 18 years, beautician Jackie Palomo returned home a couple of years ago. “I was excited when I first returned to the Philippines. This is our country…I was so happy during my first Christmas here.”

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A diffused tail-end of a cold front and the northeast monsoon will bring rains in parts of the country on Thursday, Christmas day.

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