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Gordon: Friends don’t give aid with conditions


TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte — Friends should not demand conditions when helping each other. Thus said Senator Richard Gordon who supported the move of President Rodrigo Duterte to stop accepting aids coming from the European Union (EU). Gordon, an ally of Mr. Duterte, made the statement as he led in accepting a two-storey vocational training center […]

Posted: May 20th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Victims need additional food aid, drinking water


LAPU-LAPU CITY fire AFTER a disaster, more suffering usually comes for its survivors. For Rosie Pil, 38 years old and a mother of three, any help — no matter how small — is welcome to alleviate their suffering brought about by a fire which struck their home last Monday in Sitio Kaimitohan, Barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu […]

Posted: May 2nd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Outside aid


Supt. Maria Christina Nobleza has a lot of explaining to do in light of last Saturday’s incident at a checkpoint in Clarin town, Bohol province in which she was accompanied by a young man who has ties to the Abu Sayaf. The man who drove Nobleza’s vehicle, identified as Renierio Dongon alias “Kudri”, is said […]

Posted: April 24th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Motorist who recorded video seeks protection; group offers legal aid

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  FEARING for his safety, the owner of the video that supposedly showed the son of a controversial businessman shooting a Cebuano nurse asked for protection from authorities. Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak said the owner of the video, a motorist who was at the scene of the crime, visited his office yesterday morning to […]

Posted: March 20th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

City Hall to assess areas, Capitol to allocate P1M

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Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña wants a detailed on-site assessment of the situation in quake-stricken Surigao City before deciding what assistance City Hall can extend to the victims. “We don’t like to be a burden. We want to be responsive to a specific need. I dispatched Nagiel (Bañacia) immediately to Surigao because he is from […]

Posted: February 14th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Help amid destruction


Unlike typhoons which can be tracked by weather satellites, earthquakes can occur at any place and any time, and it was unfortunate for the people of Surigao province that they were hit by a major quake late last Friday evening. Unlike the Oct. 15, 2013 earthquake which occurred at 8:45 am, Surigao’s earthquake broke out […]

Posted: February 14th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Aid from LGUs, civil society pours for earthquake victims

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Minda Ocleasa turns 74 on February 21. But instead of throwing a birthday party, she decided to donate the P5,000 she set aside for her party to earthquake victims in Surigao City, saying it will be better spent to help them. “It’s not easy baya. Paet kaayo nang mabiktima ka og earthquake,” she said. Ocleasa […]

Posted: February 13th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Capitol to extend P1 M financial assistance to Surigao


The Cebu provincial government will be sending P1 million in financial assistance for the victims of the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that hit Surigao City last Friday. Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) head Baltazar Tribunalo Jr. made the announcement on Monday saying the P1 million will be taken from the PDRRMO budget. Tribunalo, […]

Posted: February 13th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Gov’t promises aid for Surigao quake victims


Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella assured the public that the government was ready to assist the victims of a magnitude 6.7 earthquake in Surigao City. “These are trying times and our hearts go out to Surigao,” he told reporters on Saturday. Rescuers dug through rubble to find survivors after the powerful quake killed at least six […]

Posted: February 11th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Mandaue City to send financial aid for earthquake victims in Surigao


CEBU CITY–The Mandaue City government is sending financial aid to Surigao City to help the local government unit and the families of those affected by the 6.7 magnitude earthquake on Friday night. “Speechless at the devastation in Surigao City due to the earthquake. It brought back the terrible memories of our own earthquake a few […]

Posted: February 11th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »