Tacloban News

Saturday 25th October 2014
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Tacloban Facts


Population: Approx 153,068
Longitude: 125.02
Latitude: 11.29
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Country: Philippines (PH)
Weather Station: Tacloban
(about 3 miles away)

Tacloban Weather


Current Weather in Tacloban
Discovery Channel revisits Tacloban a year after ‘Yolanda’
On Nov. 8, 2013, the most powerful storm to hit land that year ravaged the Eastern Visayas, destroying lives and property.
Walking the talk
Unbeknownst to the general public, a hardy group has embarked on a 1,000-kilometer walk from Manila to Tacloban City to call attention to one reality: climate change.
Romualdez opposes plan to transfer Tacloban airport
MANILA, Philippines -- Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez is opposed to proposals that would transfer the Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport away from the sea to avoid being hit by storm surges. "Many airports all over the world, you look at San Francisco, you look at Hong Kong, they're all beside the sea," Romualdez told reporters in Tacloban. As a plane descends over water, there is less ...
DENR-8 launches Leyte Gulf beach forest project
Tacloban City, Leyte – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources office in Region 8 (DENR-8) has launched the beach forest plantation project for Eastern Visayas in Barangay 89, Payapay here recently, according to a report from the agency Tuesday. DENR-8 Regional Executive Director Leonardo Sibbaluca told reporters in an interview that the project is part of the Leyte Gulf mangrove and ...
Aquino: Airport repair done for papal visit
TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines---President Benigno Aquino III has promised to complete the repair of the runway of the Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport, the gateway to other Eastern Visayas provinces, by next month, two months before the scheduled visit of Pope Francis.   He told reporters during the 70th Leyte Gulf Landings celebration on Monday that he had asked the Department of Public Works and ...
McDo back in Tacloban one year after ‘Yolanda’
  TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines---The McDonald's branch here reopened Thursday ahead of the first year anniversary of the world's strongest typhoon that made landfall in this city.   To make the reopening of the McDonald's branch more meaningful, McDo Bahay Bulilit, which is actually a day-care center, was inaugurated at San Jose Central School in San Jose district.   Kenneth Yang, president and ...
McDonald’s reopens its branch in Tacloban
TACLOBAN CITY—The fast food chain McDonald’s reopened its branch in Tacloban City last Thursday, 11 months after typhoon Yolanda destroyed its building and equipment, taking some P50 million worth of property, last November. McDonald’s put up the new store in the same site where the branch used to stand, a few meters away from the coast.
Solar facility aims to support Tacloban build back better
Tacloban City, Leyte – A solar community center opened quietly last Tuesday, September 30, rising from the rubble of a once flood-swept 750-square meter plot of land in downtown Tacloban. The opening saw the city’s first sun-powered electric jeepneys, or eJeepneys, roll out — four units of what is expected to become a 26-strong fleet by 2015. A solar-powered videoke party took place in the ...
A ship in my yard
Tacloban City, Leyte — Remember those big ships that were swept on land by the strong storm surge at the height of super-typhoon Yolanda? SHIP COMMUNITY — After almost a year, ‘M/V Eva Jocelyn’ which was swept ashore by the storm surge of super-typhoon ‘Yolanda’ has found company in families that have formed a community around it in Barangay Anibog, Tacloban City. (Mark Balmores) They’re still ...
Visayas Newsbits for October 8, 2014
NEW SCHOOL BUILDINGS Tacloban City, Leyte — Six new school buildings are being constructed to replace those damaged by Yolanda last year. Tacloban City First Councilor Jerry S. Uy, Aklat, Gabay, Aruga Tungo sa Pag-angat at Pag-asa (AGAPP Foundation) volunteer coordinator for Leyte and Samar said the beneficiaries are the Cabalawan Elementary School and Tigbao-Diit Elementary School in Tacloban ...

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