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MANILA, Philippines — The government has finally completed its free housing project for victims of Supertyphoon Yolanda in MacArthur, Leyte, nearly seven years since the…

October 23, 2020

Many of the beneficiaries of the government’s “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa” program are residents of provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao who fled their hometowns…

June 05, 2020

Tens of thousands of people crammed into evacuation centers while trying to follow social distance protocols for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday, as…

May 16, 2020

PANAY, CAPIZ—“We are back in our ‘condominium’ but we hope we will not stay here long,” Jasmin Bansale said. She was referring to a classroom…

December 29, 2019

When Inquirer photographer Niño Jesus Orbeta learned that he and reporter DJ Yap were covering “Yolanda,” a category 5 supertyphoon forecast to hit Tacloban with…

December 09, 2019

How do journalists steel themselves against the onslaught of emotion when writing about calamities? I was about to find out. Six years ago, I was…

December 09, 2019

(First of two parts) In Lonching Redaja’s mind, it was the cruel sea that took away her husband Genaro—and with him, a happy marriage that…

November 08, 2019

MANILA, Philippines—In commemoration of the 6th anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez has declared the suspension of classes for all…

November 07, 2019

Sen. Leila de Lima on Thursday marked United Nations Day by thanking the organization for its continued call for accountability from the Duterte administration amid…

October 25, 2019

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