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Thursday 28th August 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
Tacloban hotels already fully booked for papal visit
TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines---With still five months to go before the scheduled visit here of Pope Francis, hotels in Tacloban are already fully booked, according to the City Tourism Office.   "His visit will help us boost our tourism industry aside from the fact that it will be a (spiritually) uplifting experience," said Ruby Balanyanto, the tourism office's operations officer.   She said the ...
How Tacloban is preparing for Pope Francis
In just a few months from now, the Philippines will welcome the leader of the Catholic Church. Pope Francis will visit Tacloban City and the victims of super typhoon "Yolanda."
Tacloban Prevails turns scrap and debris into stylish furniture
This is Nestor’s coffee table. It was made from an old ladder owned by 89-year-old Nestor Abilado, a resident of Tacloban, Leyte and a survivor of Typhoon Yolanda. It is just one of the eloquent, one-of-a-kind pieces from furniture line Tacloban Prevails, created by Costa Rican furniture designer Bernardo Urbina.
Pope Francis to visit Tacloban
CEBU -- Pope Francis will visit Tacloban City for six and a half hours on January 17, 2015 and would like to spend all of his time meeting with the poor people who survived Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Palo, Leyte Archbishop John Du urged the country’s “powerful and influential people” to stay on the sidelines and give the Pope a chance to remind the survivors that God has not abandoned them.
There might be no room at the inn for papal visit
          TACLOBAN CITY---There might be no room at the inn.   Five months away from the scheduled papal visit to the country, the regional tourism office is planning to ask boarding houses here to accommodate devotees who would come to see Pope Francis from Jan. 15 to 19 next year as hotels are already fully booked.   City Tourism Office (CTO) operations officer Ruby Balanyanto said the 47 ...
Visayas Newsbits for August 5, 2014
RCO-TACLOBAN RESUMES NORMAL OPERATIONS Tacloban, Leyte (PIA) - The Department of Foreign Affairs announced  that its Regional Consular Office in Tacloban (RCO-Tacloban) has resumed normal operations and is now located at Leyte SMED Center, Provincial Capitol Grounds, Sen. Enage St., Tacloban City. It may be reached via telephone number (053) 321-8233. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m ...
Tacloban getting ready for papal visit
TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte ---With five months to go before Pope Francis' visit to Leyte, preparations for the widely anticipated event are now under way, including the widening of roads where the Holy Father is expected to travel during his visit to a city devastated by super typhoon late last year.   This was revealed by Dionisio de Paz, chief of the Tacloban City Engineering Office, who said the ...
9,000 businesses to remain closed after ‘Yolanda’
More than nine months after Tacloban was pummeled by Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” over 9,200 business establishments have yet to resume operations, depriving the city government of income from taxes and fees, and abetting unemployment.
No-fly zone seen in areas that Pope will visit
  TACLOBAN CITY---The skies over this city and other areas to be visited by Pope Francis early next year may be off-limits to air traffic during the Pope's visit, although civil aviation authorities said this was just a possibility now.   Efren Nagrama, area manager of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), said whether or not there would be a no-fly zone here and other parts of ...
After Yolanda: State of Barangay 88
TACLOBAN, Philippines – On August 1, the office of rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson will finally submit a 169-billion-peso comprehensive rehabilitation plan for all Haiyan-affected areas. Voltaire Tupaz reports, residents of a community in Tacloban feel abandoned despite the deluge of international assistance and funding. BENIGNO ...

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