Archive for November, 2013

Beware of vultures preying on Yolanda’s victims

Photos from ABS-CBN video What has been feared by human rights advocates is now happening in Tacloban: human trafficker vultures are on a prowl preying on the hapless victims of typhoon Yolanda. ANC had a report of a human trafficking attempt in Tacloban. DSWD Assistant Secretary Cheche Cabrera related about two cases which they were […]

November 28, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: Disasters, Malaya  3 Comments

Tenor Arthur Espiritu’s inspiring journey to Llorente, Samar

Tenor Arthur Espiritu and his wife, Christina, are in Llorente, Eastern Samar to distribute the truckload of goods they have gathered from friends to the victims of typhoon Yolanda. Why Llorente? Llorente is one of the municipalities badly hit by Yolanda but has not been reported as prominently as Tacloban. Christina is from that place. […]

November 27, 2013  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Disasters, Malaya  One Comment

Antique after Yolanda: making both ends meet

By Alex C. de los Santos Photos from Bangon Antique FB and Jun Tens Antique province in the western side of Panay Island is one of the provinces in the Visayas that survived super typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan. Reported casualties and deaths from this province had been minimal, the reason perhaps that media coverage has not been […]

November 26, 2013   Posted in: Disasters, Vera Files  One Comment

Yolanda shows the need for an Emergency Management Agency

We can give value to all the sufferings caused by typhoon Yolanda and the initial ineptness of the government if we learn lessons from it that can benefit not only us in the future but also the generations to come. As The Prophet, said, “Suffering is in the grand scheme of things. It is meant […]

November 21, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: Disasters, Malaya  17 Comments

I was not the only one duped by “Mon Tulfo”

My first person account last Monday on being duped by a con artist who introduces himself as “Mon Tulfo” elicited responses, two of them from fellow victims. One was retired Marine Col. Ariel Querubin. Remember last August, there was a news report of death threats to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, National Bureau of Investigation […]

November 19, 2013  Tags:   Posted in: Malaya, Peace and Order  18 Comments

Con artist preys on sympathy for Yolanda victims

This is painful for me to relate because it is embarrassing. My friends and I have been victimized by a scam artist. Mahirap aminin na naging tanga kami ngunit ganun na nga. Last Friday, a “Ramon Tulfo” called me up. I did not have doubts that he was Mon Tulfo, the Inquirer columnist, because it […]

November 18, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Disasters  20 Comments

Guiuan folks still struggle for their basic needs

Text and photos by Mario Ignacio IV,VERA Files GUIUAN, Eastern Samar- One week after typhoon Yolanda made its first landfall in this coastal town, residents are still in dire need of basic necessities like food, drinking water, fuel to cook their food and shelter. They are asking for assistance to repair their houses and to […]

November 17, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Disasters, Vera Files  3 Comments

Bagsak si Aquino sa pagsubok sa krisis

Ang krisis sa buhay ng tao ay isang pagsubok. Dito makikita ang tatag o kahinaan ng isang tao. Merong iba na magaling sa pangaraw-araw na gawain, lalo pa sa panahon ng sagana at kaayusan. Ngunit pagdating sa krisis, sa sitwasyun ng kakulangan at pahirapan, wala na. Mas matindi ang hamon sa mga lider.Tatlong taon na […]

November 17, 2013  Tags:   Posted in: Abante  41 Comments

Day 7 Yolanda:thank you note and more appeals for help

The anguish and misery caused by typhoon Yolanda has not at all diminished the wit and sense of humor of Filipinos. d I saw this suggestion, a brilliant solution not only to the breakdown of peace and order in Tacloban, still reeling from the destruction wrought by typhoon Yolanda week ago but also how to […]

November 15, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: Disaster, Malaya  22 Comments

Performing artists express desire to help typhoon victims

By Pablo A. Tariman,VERA Files The typhoon that killed hundreds in the Visayan region elicited shock and an outpouring of sympathy from the country’s leading performing artists. “It is horribly sad,” said pianist Cecile Licad who expressed willingness to participate in any fundraising concert. The pianist once again received standing ovations for her performance of […]

November 13, 2013  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Arts and Culture, Disasters, Vera Files  One Comment