WHAT WENT BEFORE Dengvaxia is worlds first dengu

first_imgWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine “Bisag gamayng putahi lang para saluhan karon pasko ug fruit salad. Mao na akong Christmas wish,” she said.(Even just a small main dish for Christmas Day and fruit salad. That’s all I want for Christmas.)Read Next Federico Tabay, a 51-year-old widower, said he and his two toddler sons would adjust.He said his only wish is to build a home they can call their own, whether in Cebu or back home in Leyte.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike“Ang ako lang wish karon pasko ug sa tibuok nako kinabuhi kay maka-tukod ug balay nga amoa gyud, labina para sa ako mga anak nga gagmay pa,” he told Cebu Daily News.(My only wish for this Christmas and for all my life is to build our own house, especially for my kids.) Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege The only hitch is the remote location.Her sons, varsity-level players, have daily soccer practice at school, which means going home late in the day to the SRP, which is not along the jeepney route.Her 13-year-old son Choon Mark has been practicing daily together with his coach Andrew Gomez, who is also a typhoon victim staying in the SRP Tent City.The young soccer player is preparing for the Thirsty Football Cup on February 21 next year. Together with his team, Kananga Football Club back in Leyte, they have joined and won several soccer tournaments including a regional tournament.During his stay in Cebu, his teammates are also practicing back in Leyte.“Akong wish sa Pasko kay magkauban mi sa akong mga kauban nga soccer players,” he said.(My Christmas wish is to be in the company of my soccer player friends.)His cousin Christine Joy Sarsosa is celebrating her 14th birthday on Christmas Day.Her wish: good health for her family and a cellphone for her to keep in touch with her parents left in Kananga.Marivic, who is acting as parent and guardian of all five children, said she just wants a simple noche buena this Christmas. MOST READ Then their house was walloped by typhoon Yolanda, leaving only the toilet and sink standing.“Ato na lang antuson, sagubangon ug atubangon tanan. Ako na lang isalig sa Ginoo,” he said.( I’ll just have to bear with it and face it all. I just leave it up to the Lord)Sunday was the last night for most of the 38 families of Yolanda storm survivors staying at the barangay Tinago sports complex in Cebu City.“It was an emotional night for the evacuees and us, even the volunteers who have been here for the last 41 days,” said Tinago barangay captain Joel Garganera.The gym will stay open till tomorrow, Christmas Day and volunteers will continue to come.Nine families remain in the gym, ready with boat tickets for trips out of Cebu in the next three days. Those scheduled to leave after Christmas were advised to move to the Tent City in SRPTinago gym was the first public building in Metro Cebu that opened itself for typhoon Yolanda evacuees.Garganera had the brand-new gym ready with toilets, running water, food, even a TV set and a play house with counselors for traumatized children in order to welcome the first planeloads of families fleeing Leyte in C-150 planes that landed in Mactan.Since then, the gym has attracted almost daily contributions of food and help from private donors, many of them walk-ins. Over 40 families moved in yesterday to the Tent City built for typhoon Yolanda evacuees in a reclaimed area in south Cebu City.As they settled into the camp site, where they will cook their own food and hope the damp grounds soaked by rains won’t bother their sleep, they prepared to spend Christmas in new surroundings with thoughts of starting anew in the new year.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon-battered Ormoc donates P300K to Cebu City Tabay’s family from Tanuan, Leyte moved out of the Tinago barangay sports complex, where evacuees have been staying since early November.MORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsMORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsHis new shelter, a cluster of 50 tents in a a 1.3 hectare reclaimed lot prepared by the Cebu city government and Philippine Red Cross, is officially called the Family Rebuilding Center.Tabay said he was grateful for the shelter, but knows it is a temporary arrangement.He retired seven months ago as a electronic technician due to problems with his eyesight and later made a living selling charcoal.His wife died three months ago due to a goiter complication, leaving him the sole parent of 3-year-old Renz Ian and 1-year old Reinier Jay.ADVERTISEMENT Painters refuse to go quietlylast_img

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