Tacloban fire rendered 110 families homeless on New Year’s Day

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Tacloban fire rendered 110 families homeless on New Year’s Day 

160101174253It was a tragic New Year’s Day for 110 families comprising about 660 persons in Tacloban City after a fire believed caused by a a lighted firecracker razed 69 houses early Friday morning (Jan. 1, 2016). There was no fatality but some resident suffered minor injuries. (Photo by Mel Caspe/PNA Tacloban Bureau)
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Palace says government still focused on rehab and reconstruction programs for Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) victims

November 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Palace says government still focused on rehab and reconstruction programs for Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) victims 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Nov. 10 (PNA) — A Palace official on Tuesday said that government is fully focused on the rehabilitation and reconstruction programs for Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) victims as survivors commemorated its 2nd year anniversary on Monday.

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Army optimistic to achieve rebel-free Leyte this year

September 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Army optimistic to achieve rebel-free Leyte this year 

ORMOC CITY, Sept. 21, –- The Philippine Army hopes the entire province of Leyte will be declared insurgency-free this year.

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(Feature) Learn history from Samar’s tourist destinations

May 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Feature) Learn history from Samar’s tourist destinations 

By Roel T. Amazona

BASEY, Samar, May 18 (PNA) –- Looking for a place to recall some pieces of Philippine history? Visit this Eastern Visayas town and you will surely get the right answer.

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Chill out in Eastern Samar’s hidden paradiseNiza April M. Porteza

April 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Chill out in Eastern Samar’s hidden paradiseNiza April M. Porteza 

ORAS, Eastern Samar, April 28 –Summer vacation is one of the best time to chill out, relax and restrain stress, in which beaches are the most visited place because of its soothing view and cool wind caressing your skin.

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LTFRB grounds 3 tour buses over Tacloban road mishap

April 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on LTFRB grounds 3 tour buses over Tacloban road mishap 

MANILA, April 21 — Operations of three units of Silverstar Shuttle & Tours Inc. were grounded by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Tuesday after one of its units figured in road accident in Tacloban City early this month.

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Tacloban media, other groups pay tribute to ‘Fallen 44’

March 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Tacloban media, other groups pay tribute to ‘Fallen 44’ 

TACLOBAN CITY, March 5 — Various media organizations based in this typhoon-weary city will lead several events Thursday to honor of the Fallen 44 members of Police Special Action Force (SAF) who died in an encounter in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

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Senior House member supports resolution honoring Pasadas who died in a freak accident during Pope Francis' visit in Tacloban

January 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Senior House member supports resolution honoring Pasadas who died in a freak accident during Pope Francis' visit in Tacloban 

MANILA, Jan. 27 — House independent bloc leader and Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez pushed on Tuesday for a congressional resolution honoring youth volunteer Ms. Kristel Mae Padasas who died in a freak accident during the Holy Mass of Pope Francis in Tacloban City last Jan. 17.

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Bicol cops used APEC security training during Papal visit in Tacloban — regional chief says

January 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Bicol cops used APEC security training during Papal visit in Tacloban — regional chief says 

By Rhaydz B. Barcia

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 23 (PNA) — The 1,500 Bicol policemen that composed the Task Force Papal Visit in Tacloban City applied their rigid training intended for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in safeguarding Pope Francis and the multitude of pilgrims from across the country who flocked to the resurrected typhoon-damaged area.

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Ace pilots who safely brought Pope Francis to Tacloban City

January 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ace pilots who safely brought Pope Francis to Tacloban City 

150122161933The social media heaped praises for the pilots of PAL Flight PR 8010 (Airbus A320) that safely carried Pope Francis to Tacloban City in Leyte Province and back to Manila last January 17 despite the public storm warning Signal No. 2 due to Tropical Storm ├ČAmang.├« In photo are chief pilot, Capt. Roland Narciso (right); Capt. George Alvarez (center), Chief Instructor Pilot for A320; and Capt. Manuel Antonio L. Tamayo, PAL VP for Flight Operation; during the press conference and PAL service crew presentation on Thursday (January 22, 2014) at the PAL office in Macapagal Boulevard in Pasay City. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)LAM/acd

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