No tropical cyclone in PAR but LPA eyed east of Catarman, N. Samar

As of 4 p.m. today, latest weather forecast from the state weather bureau indicates that tropical storm NEPARTAK remains outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was eyed just 85 kilometers east of Catarman, Northern Samar.

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Yolanda survivors see hope for recovery in peace talks resumption

The social and economic reforms agenda to be tackled at the formal resumption of peace negotiations between the Philippine government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) give fresh hope to victims of calamities in Eastern Visayas.

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