8 years after Supertyphoon Yolanda, pain lingers for survivors

Joey A. Gabieta 11/09/2021

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Philippines — Eight years have passed since Supertyphoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) pummeled this city and the rest of Eastern Visayas and many other parts of Cebu and Panay Islands. But Oscar Mabini has…

Survivors honor the dead on 7th anniversary of Yolanda

Joey Gabieta - @inquirerdotnet 11/08/2020

TACLOBAN CITY – Seven years have passed since she last saw her 17-year-old son. While she has not seen her son’s body, Norie Dosol presumed that the sixth of her 11 children had died when super typhoon…

Lapu-Lapu sends home 17 new COVID survivors

Immae Lachica 06/20/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Seventeen newly recovered COVID-19 patients in Lapu-Lapu City were released from the Lapu-Lapu City Isolation facility today, June 20, 2020. Five of those released were the last five COVID patients from Sitio…

Lapu-Lapu logs 11 new COVID-19 recoveries

Immae Lachica 05/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Lapu-Lapu City welcomed 11 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) survivors on Saturday afternoon, May 23, 2020. Nagiel Bañacia, head of the city’s Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (DRRMO), posted on his Facebook account the…

Cebu groups call to end discrimination, stigma against COVID-19 survivors, frontliners

Doris C. Bongcac 04/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Social workers in Cebu are calling for an end to the discrimination and stigma against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) survivors and even the social workers who work as frontliners in the campaign to…

Woman who texted family under collapsed building did not make it alive

Eldie S. Aguirre, Orlando Dinoy 12/17/2019

  DIGOS CITY –– The woman who texted her family they were trapped under the rubble of the building that collapsed in Padada town, Davao del Sur, did not come out of the building alive. Emily Gallegos,…

Third place finish for Cebu Pink Paddlers in HK’s Stanley Int’l

Mars G. Alison 06/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Pink Paddlers finished in third place in the Ladies category of the Stanley International DB Races 2019 held on Stanley Beach in Hong Kong on Sunday, June 16, 2019.  The team…

Naga City landslide survivors welcome 2019 with high hopes

Rosalie Abatayo 01/01/2019

CEBU CITY – The September 20 landslide in Sitio Sindulan, Barangay Tinaan in Naga City that claimed 78 lives was perhaps the biggest challenge faced by Jimmy and Shirley Tapao in their 40 years of marriage. Shirley…

CHR to take custody of Malubog shooting survivors

Morexette Erram 10/06/2018

  The Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) will take custody of the two survivors of the shooting incident in Barangay Malubog, Cebu City last Thursday. CHR – 7 chief investigator Leo Villarino told Cebu…

Trapped quake survivors rescued after days in rubble

Asia News Network, Inquirer.net, Jakarta Post 10/02/2018

Jakarta — A woman in Sigi regency, Central Sulawesi, has been rescued after being trapped for more than 48-hours in the ruins of her house, which crumbled when a 7.4 magnitude earthquake jolted the province last Friday.…

Quake survivors deal with hunger, thirst

10/01/2018

PALU — In the wake of mass destruction caused by a 7.4-magnitude earthquake and the subsequent tsunami, survivors in Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi have been scrambling to salvage food supplies and other items, as aid…

RAFI calls for help for landslide survivors

PR 09/27/2018

THE Humanitarian Disaster Preparedness and Response program and the Surge Team of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) went to Naga City in southern Cebu two days after the September 20 massive landslide to evaluate the situation…

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