DILG undersecretary Austere Panadero says it is crucial to bring preparation down to the community and family levels
Leyte province has had its share of natural disasters over the years
Part of the Tacloban Astrodome, which provided refuge to residents during the onslaught of Haiyan in 2013, will be turned into a museum in Leyte's capital
More than 100,000 students stand to benefit from the program funded by the 2016 budget of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund
M/V Amazing Grace can 'complement government forces in providing immediate relief assistance during emergency and crisis situations,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
Barangays Margen and Don Carlos Revilla in Ormoc City are the latest recipients of new classrooms built under this year's PH-US military exercises
The school building, which doubles as an evacuation center, is among the community infrastructure projects being undertaken by Philippine and US soldiers in line with the 33rd Balikatan
Local officials, with the help of non-governmental organizations, turn Marabut town's biggest cave into an emergency shelter in times of disaster
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The decision to award free housing to 205,000 beneficiaries is reached in a National Housing Authority board meeting chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte
Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo says her department is working on a 'faster and more efficient system' to process disaster relief donations
Duterte cracks a joke about Typhoon Yolanda in front of survivors, 'Lord sana ‘yung mga pangit lang ang namatay na. Ang magaganda huwag sana.'
'They have an indigenous structure that is more resilient to typhoons compared to the models that were introduced by other agencies,' an NGO says
If Congress approves, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) will be replaced by an independent agency called the Civil Defense Authority (CDA)
Super Typhoon Yolanda destroyed the bamboo used by traditional weavers in Busuanga. Caritas Philippines launches a livelihood program to revive the local bamboo weaving industry.
Avisado was former Davao City administrator from 2004 to 2010, when Rodrigo Duterte was also mayor
More families are expected to move into their new houses before Christmas, according to the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas
The resort-town of Coron in Palawan has gotten back on its feet 3 years after Super Typhoon Yolanda
They say proposed relocation sites in northern barangays are too far from the city center and have inadequate facilities
'I am not satisfied,' President Rodrigo Duterte says, referring to the slow pace of rehabilitation in Yolanda-affected areas
The President says he wants the housing aid for Yolanda victims completed by December
'Where she goes, I follow.... She's a widow. I'm annulled,' President Duterte says of the Vice President, his housing czar, to the delight of typhoon survivors in Tacloban
Nearly 100 countries ratify or accept the landmark agreement that seeks to curb global warming, but the Philippines is not among them
Social Welfare Assistant Secretary Aleli Bawagan says it is 'shameful' that the government has not yet provided these houses promised to typhoon survivors
The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council reports that only around 4,000 families have occupied permanent housing as of September this year
Three years into recovery and rehabilitation efforts in affected areas, what has happened since?
'We learned a lot from Yolanda, not just rebuilding lives but rebuilding them better. Yolanda provided a benchmark. It is the new normal,' says Office of Civil Defense 8 Regional Director Edgar Posadas
Donations from the United Nations, European Union, and the United States in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda reached $231,587,655 (P11.19 billion) or 26.77% of the total foreign aid received by the Philippines
An aid group working on post Yolanda rehabilitation project says clean water sanitation is usually overlooked in disaster-hit areas
An evaluation of Unicef's Unconditional Cash Transfer Program for Yolanda Victims
Aside from using tuba as a medium, Yolanda survivor and artist Dante Enage uses his art to raise awareness on relevant issues in society
Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo says anomalies, if any, 'will be dealt with appropriately'
Yolanda survivors from different towns of Leyte show their support for President Rodrigo Duterte during his first State of the Nation Address
Climate Change Commission Secretary Emmanuel de Guzman urges local officials to create their own action plan by the end of 2017
Throughout his interview with Rappler, President Benigno Aquino III is relaxed, confident, and in good spirits – the picture of a retiring public servant satisfied with a job well done
Through the training, community facilitators from Iloilo's Yolanda-hit areas get a better understanding on the work of media and learn that they, too, can be channels of information as citizen journalists
How did President Aquino's term fare under the social media spotlight?
Aquino cites his response to Super Typhoon Yolanda and the Zamboanga siege, says solving the problem quickly would better ease the suffering of the victims
In 2014, state auditors criticized the Office of Civil Defense for its slow use of the funds, which should have been used to help victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda
Survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Cebu seek help from president-elect Rodrigo Duterte, hoping that he would speed up rehabilitation of typhoon-hit towns
Rowinmar Espinosa, a resident of Bantayan Island in Cebu, looks back at her experience during Super Typhoon Yolanda in voting for the next president
Vice presidential bet Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr takes potshots at Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas and the Aquino administration during his campaign rally in Tacloban, Leyte
Individuals and groups are working in their own ways to make #EarthDay2016 meaningful, and are challenging people everywhere to take action
The UNA senatorial candidate issues a press statement calling for an end to the 'blame game' over Super Typhoon Yolanda
Barely 3 weeks before election day, the administration candidate returns to Leyte for a final appeal for votes
In perilous times like these, anger and a sense of urgency are virtues. Anything less is a denial of justice.
The administration candidate campaigns in General Santos City
Mar Roxas has been hit for his alleged incompetence in the aftermath of the storm
Tacloban residents, mostly Yolanda survivors, cheer loudly as Vice President Jejomar Binay criticizes his rival's campaign tool