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Romualdez recounts how gov't withheld help in 'Yolanda' aftermath

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MANILA -- The chief executive of Ground Zero in Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) unburdened himself, on Monday, before lawmakers over the national officials’ alleged refusal to rescue thousands of his people in the immediate aftermath of the typhoon.

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Leyte snap cracks Time Magazine’s photos of the year

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MANILA --  Amid the devastation and ruins, faith has kept survivors going.

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Pope Francis is Time Person of the Year

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Time magazine named Pope Francis its Person of the Year on Wednesday, crediting him with shifting the message of the Catholic Church while capturing the imagination of millions of people who had become disillusioned with the Vatican.

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Mayor Estrada raises taxes, gov’t fees just 5 months into office

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Will Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada remain popular following his signing into law of measures that will lead to a hike in taxes and government fees?

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‘Killing of journalists a nat’l catastrophe’

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An international human rights watchdog has urged President Aquino to declare the deadly attacks on Filipino journalists a “national catastrophe,” saying that the situation “threatens civil liberties” in the country.

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Traffickers preying on typhoon victims, US solons warn

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Thousands of women and children in the Philippines risk falling prey to human traffickers in the aftermath of last month’s catastrophic typhoon, lawmakers and the chief United States aid agency warned Tuesday.

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Still no aid in some areas – UN

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Manila -- The United Nations is investigating reports that aid has yet to reach remote parts of the Philippines a month after the onslaught of super-typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan), the UN humanitarian chief said on Monday.

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Yolanda’ death toll reaches 5,818

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MANILA -- The death toll in the wake of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”) on Wednesday neared the 6,000 mark, nearly three times the initial estimate made by President Aquino days after the strongest typhoon to hit land battered Eastern Visayas.

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Christmas tree rises in Tacloban

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TACLOBAN CITY -- From the trash left behind by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” has risen a tree of hope.

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Lorna Kapunan ordered to explain allegation justices pocketing bribes

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MANILA -- The Supreme Court has ordered lawyer Lorna Kapunan to explain the allegation she made on national television that some justices are pocketing bribes.

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