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Today on Rappler.
- The ADB says recovery in Haiyan-hit areas is faster than it was in Aceh.
- A fresh PMA graduate dies fighting the Abu Sayyaf.
- A 16-year-old boy gets 20 years for killing his teacher in class.
The Asian Development Bank or ADB says rehabilitation in Eastern Visayas is moving faster than it was in Aceh, Indonesia. Aceh was struck by an earthquake and tsunami in 2004, leaving over 120,000 dead. The ADB expects reconstruction in the Eastern Visayas to take 4-5 years. Some survivors say their new quarters are better than their old homes.
JEYLEN DONASCO, PALO RESIDENT: Super ganda para sa amin! 'Yung dati naming bahay, barong-barong lang. 'Yung tagpi-tagpi. 'Yun lang ang dati naming bahay. Napakaganda nito kumpara sa amin dati.
(This is super beautiful for us! Our old house was just a shanty, the patched-up type. That was our old house. This is so beautiful compared to our house before.)
Reconstruction efforts are expected to gain momentum in 2015. Watch Paterno Esmaquel’s full report on Rappler.
22-year-old Second Lieutenant Jun Corpuz died Sunday during a clash with the Abu Sayyaf in Basilan. Corpuz graduated last March from the Philippine Military Academy. He was on his first assignment as a platoon leader. While patrolling his platoon spotted high ground that could be used for attacks. But the Abu Sayyaf got there first and engaged them in gunfire. Corpuz and his men were overwhelmed.
Vice President Jejomar Binay’s camp rejects Senator Antonio Trillanes’ deadline for a debate challenge, calling it a “bullying tactic.” In October, Binay challenged Trillanes to a debate outside the Senate where the Senator would not be protected by parliamentary immunity. But in a radio interview Monday, Trillanes set a November 22 deadline on his debate with Binay. Binay’s camp says by setting a deadline Trillanes is “laying the predicate for backing out of the debate.”
A 16-year-old schoolboy will be imprisoned for at least 20 years for killing his teacher in front of her class. Will Cornick was 15 when he stabbed his teacher Ann Maguire 7 times with a kitchen knife. His identity was initially kept secret due to a court order but was lifted Monday.
Global press freedom watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists or CPJ says the conviction of radio journalist Gerry Ortega’s gunman is a positive step towards fighting impunity. The CPJ says the Philippines was among countries that had rare convictions for the murder of journalists in 2013. The groups calls it a “partial victory” for justice but says more needs to be done to raise awareness on violence against journalists.
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