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PhilippinesDr. Felipe Landa Jocano, considered the country's first anthropologist, died from a stroke at his Quezon City home on Sunday at the age of 83. In a resolution on Tuesday, the Iloilo Provincial Board said Jocano's passing was a great loss
Bangko Sentral extends relief to quake-hit banks in Visayas October 30, 2013 8:50pm Banks and their customers in quake-hit Visayas will be given temporary relief to deal with overdue loans amid the calamity that struck the region early this month,
Under Republic Act 7581, or the Price Act, violations carry a punishment of up to P1 million in fines or a 10-year maximum jail term. In the aftermath of 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Oct. 15, Bohol and Cebu were placed under a state of calamity with
At least 12,238 houses had been destroyed while 53,694 were damaged.
PhilippinesA tropical depression expected to be named Vinta once it enters the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday is not foreseen to be a threat as it will be too far to directly affect any part of the country...Monday, the tropical
Visayas region, devastating structures from homes to heritage sites, industry players said. The earthquake that hit Cebu and Bohol and other parts of Visayas is a wake-up call. Now, the public realizes that earthquakes can happen anywhere, anytime,
Barangay Lawis, Pangangan Island, is among those destroyed by the 7.2-magnitude quake that hit Bohol province last week...Fatalities from Bohol rose to 201, after two deaths were reported in Antequera and Tubigon. Meanwhile, the death toll in
Albuquerque, Baclayon, Balilihan, Batuan, Bilar, Carmen, Clarin, Corella, Dauis, Dimiao, Lila, Loay Loboc, Panglao, Sagbayan, Sevilla and Sikatuna towns in Bohol.
State-run Philippine Information Agency on Friday evening reported Bohol, known for its historical churches and ecotourism attractions, needs tourists for its restoration. It urged Twitter users to use the #humanitariantourist hashtag and make it
PhilippinesThe social arm of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines said Friday it would be able to sustain its relief operations in quake-ravaged Bohol for at least two more months as Caritas Internationalis has approved its application