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Duterte creates task force to speed up Yolanda rehab

Aug 10, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The task force, headed by Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr, is designed to improve coordination between government agencies implementing Yolanda projects

Duterte creates task force to speed up Yolanda rehab

Making maps useful for addressing disasters and climate change

Aug 02, 2017 - 6:37 PM

'In a time when people are increasingly exposed to the factors of disaster and climate change, I believe that usable maps can help people make a difference'

Making maps useful for addressing disasters and climate change

Bring disaster preparedness down to communities – DILG exec

Jul 09, 2017 - 8:35 AM

DILG undersecretary Austere Panadero says it is crucial to bring preparation down to the community and family levels

Bring disaster preparedness down to communities – DILG exec

FAST FACTS: Leyte and natural disasters

Jul 07, 2017 - 6:42 PM

Leyte province has had its share of natural disasters over the years

FAST FACTS: Leyte and natural disasters

Billboard suitor Xian Gaza: CEO or scammer?

Jul 07, 2017 - 10:01 AM

Erich Gonzales' billboard suitor says he is the CEO of the mysterious Guanxiqian Group

Billboard suitor Xian Gaza: CEO or scammer?

How the Duterte administration is fast-tracking Yolanda recovery

Jun 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM

President Duterte has criticized the past government for the slow rehab of Eastern Visayas. What happens when he tells agencies he is getting impatient?

How the Duterte administration is fast-tracking Yolanda recovery

Yolanda Museum to rise in Tacloban 4 years after deadly typhoon

Jun 24, 2017 - 8:23 PM

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

Yolanda Museum to rise in Tacloban 4 years after deadly typhoon

College students affected by Yolanda to get P5,000-educational aid

Jun 20, 2017 - 4:58 PM

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

College students affected by Yolanda to get P5,000-educational aid

3 challenges Año will face as DILG chief

May 11, 2017 - 3:35 PM

The military general will oversee Yolanda recovery efforts, the community-based war on drugs, and the campaign for federalism among local governments

3 challenges Año will face as DILG chief

WATCH: Duterte commissions Red Cross humanitarian ship

May 10, 2017 - 6:38 AM

M/V Amazing Grace can 'complement government forces in providing immediate relief assistance during emergency and crisis situations,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

WATCH: Duterte commissions Red Cross humanitarian ship

Balikatan brings school buildings, hope to remote Leyte villages

May 09, 2017 - 3:13 PM

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

Balikatan brings school buildings, hope to remote Leyte villages

Philippine Red Cross raises P37-M as it celebrates its 70th anniversary

Apr 27, 2017 - 2:04 PM

On May 13, the humanitarian group will stage the 4th Million Volunteer Run across the country, completing its extensive network of one million volunteers

Philippine Red Cross raises P37-M as it celebrates its 70th anniversary

Cave developed as evacuation site in Samar

Apr 20, 2017 - 2:27 PM

Local officials, with the help of non-governmental organizations, turn Marabut town's biggest cave into an emergency shelter in times of disaster

Cave developed as evacuation site in Samar

Leyte tells the world to #BreakFree from fossil fuels

Mar 26, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Break Free 2017, a series of peaceful community mobilizations across the Philippines contributing to global actions against fossil fuels, culminate in Yolanda-hit Leyte

Leyte tells the world to #BreakFree from fossil fuels

Samar island town trains residents on disaster preparedness

Mar 25, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Learning from its experience during Super Typhoon Yolanda, the town of Sto Nino now wants its residents prepared for the next big disaster

Samar island town trains residents on disaster preparedness

Duterte: 200,000 Yolanda victims to get free housing

Feb 08, 2017 - 7:59 PM

The decision to award free housing to 205,000 beneficiaries is reached in a National Housing Authority board meeting chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte: 200,000 Yolanda victims to get free housing

P2.8M in Yolanda aid wasted due to red tape, logistical issues

Feb 02, 2017 - 10:39 AM

Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo says her department is working on a 'faster and more efficient system' to process disaster relief donations

P2.8M in Yolanda aid wasted due to red tape, logistical issues

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach brings hope to Yolanda-hit Tagbanua community

Jan 21, 2017 - 7:29 PM

'We need to continue working to make sure our communities are resilient', the reigning Miss Universe tells an indigenous community in Palawan

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach brings hope to Yolanda-hit Tagbanua community

How Tagbanua communities in Coron recovered from Yolanda

Jan 20, 2017 - 9:01 PM

'They have an indigenous structure that is more resilient to typhoons compared to the models that were introduced by other agencies,' an NGO says

How Tagbanua communities in Coron recovered from Yolanda

Gov't eyes 'stronger' disaster management agency to replace NDRRMC

Jan 12, 2017 - 9:56 PM

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)

Gov't eyes 'stronger' disaster management agency to replace NDRRMC

Bambuhay: How bamboo weaving helped jumpstart a community's recovery from Yolanda

Dec 25, 2016 - 3:12 PM

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.

Bambuhay: How bamboo weaving helped jumpstart a community's recovery from Yolanda

Duterte taps Wendel Avisado for Yolanda rehabilitation

Dec 17, 2016 - 10:13 PM

Avisado was former Davao City administrator from 2004 to 2010, when Rodrigo Duterte was also mayor

Duterte taps Wendel Avisado for Yolanda rehabilitation

New Zealand, PRC inaugurate relief warehouse in Tacloban

Dec 15, 2016 - 2:34 PM

The center is part of New Zealand's P159 million donation to the Philippine Red Cross for disaster recovery

New Zealand, PRC inaugurate relief warehouse in Tacloban

827 Yolanda families relocated to new homes – Palace

Dec 06, 2016 - 7:50 PM

More families are expected to move into their new houses before Christmas, according to the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas

827 Yolanda families relocated to new homes – Palace

Can we please stop the Hitler comparisons?

Dec 03, 2016 - 9:30 PM

'We are better than we seem and much kinder than we appear'

Can we please stop the Hitler comparisons?

SM, donors build 1,000 houses for families affected by Haiyan

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:26 PM

The project is fully and privately funded by donations coming from SM's lot donors, tenants, business partners, employees, and the community

SM, donors build 1,000 houses for families affected by Haiyan

WATCH: Coron remembers Yolanda as it recovers

Nov 29, 2016 - 10:26 AM

The resort-town of Coron in Palawan has gotten back on its feet 3 years after Super Typhoon Yolanda

WATCH: Coron remembers Yolanda as it recovers

Yolanda survivors hit planned demolition of homes in coastal areas

Nov 17, 2016 - 5:35 PM

They say proposed relocation sites in northern barangays are too far from the city center and have inadequate facilities

Yolanda survivors hit planned demolition of homes in coastal areas

3 unresolved issues, 3 years after Yolanda

Nov 13, 2016 - 8:32 AM

'I am not satisfied,' President Rodrigo Duterte says, referring to the slow pace of rehabilitation in Yolanda-affected areas

3 unresolved issues, 3 years after Yolanda

25,000 Yolanda survivors in Aklan appeal for gov't help

Nov 09, 2016 - 3:17 PM

In a solidarity march held to commemorate the 3rd year anniversary of Yolanda in Aklan, some 4,000 survivors of Rise Up Aklan converge to ask the government for help

25,000 Yolanda survivors in Aklan appeal for gov't help

Survivors light candles to commemorate Yolanda anniversary

Nov 09, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Survivors come together to create a memorial dedicated to the dead, especially those whose bodies were not recovered after the onslaught of the super typhoon

Survivors light candles to commemorate Yolanda anniversary

Duterte: P10,000 each for Yolanda survivors who have yet to get shelter aid

Nov 09, 2016 - 10:00 AM

DSWD explains that the amount is not emergency shelter assistance but 'a valid response to the clamor of families who were denied of their right to the assistance'

Duterte: P10,000 each for Yolanda survivors who have yet to get shelter aid

Duterte orders fast-tracking of Yolanda shelter aid

Nov 09, 2016 - 12:48 AM

The President says he wants the housing aid for Yolanda victims completed by December

Duterte orders fast-tracking of Yolanda shelter aid

At Yolanda anniversary, Duterte teases Robredo about short skirt

Nov 09, 2016 - 12:38 AM

'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

At Yolanda anniversary, Duterte teases Robredo about short skirt

Yolanda survivors to Duterte: We demand justice

Nov 08, 2016 - 4:32 PM

Disaster survivors demand that the current administration address the pervading hunger, poverty, and militarization in the affected communities

Yolanda survivors to Duterte: We demand justice

Yolanda taught Eastern Visayas farmers to diversify livelihood

Nov 08, 2016 - 1:25 PM

'We are now resilient farmers. When another typhoon comes, we will no longer have a hard time coping,' says a farmer from Balangiga, Eastern Samar

Yolanda taught Eastern Visayas farmers to diversify livelihood

WATCH: Advocates urge PH Senate to ratify Paris climate deal after Duterte nod

Nov 07, 2016 - 11:31 PM

Nearly 100 countries ratify or accept the landmark agreement that seeks to curb global warming, but the Philippines is not among them

WATCH: Advocates urge PH Senate to ratify Paris climate deal after Duterte nod

DSWD: 62% of core shelters yet to be built 3 years after Yolanda

Nov 07, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Social Welfare Assistant Secretary Aleli Bawagan says it is 'shameful' that the government has not yet provided these houses promised to typhoon survivors

DSWD: 62% of core shelters yet to be built 3 years after Yolanda

Robredo eyes completion of Yolanda housing by 2018

Nov 07, 2016 - 5:35 PM

The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council reports that only around 4,000 families have occupied permanent housing as of September this year

Robredo eyes completion of Yolanda housing by 2018

IN NUMBERS: 3 years after Super Typhoon Yolanda

Nov 07, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Three years into recovery and rehabilitation efforts in affected areas, what has happened since?

IN NUMBERS: 3 years after Super Typhoon Yolanda

#RescueMarch in Eastern Visayas commemorates Yolanda

Nov 07, 2016 - 11:54 AM

'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

#RescueMarch in Eastern Visayas commemorates Yolanda

US says EDCA is binding, reminds PH of aid after Yolanda

Oct 05, 2016 - 9:01 AM

US Press Secretary Josh Earnest says the American government is confident that Filipinos recognize the benefits of close ties with the US

US says EDCA is binding, reminds PH of aid after Yolanda

Robredo wants land titles for housing projects finished in 15 days

Sep 17, 2016 - 5:49 PM

The Vice President says some housing requirements have hampered housing projects in disaster-hit areas like Eastern Samar, where only 12% of homes for Yolanda victims have been built, so far

Robredo wants land titles for housing projects finished in 15 days

Water sanitation 'crucial' for new resettlement areas

Sep 11, 2016 - 1:45 PM

An aid group working on post Yolanda rehabilitation project says clean water sanitation is usually overlooked in disaster-hit areas

Water sanitation 'crucial' for new resettlement areas

‘For the next generation’: Iloilo fishermen take lead in coastal management

Sep 04, 2016 - 9:04 AM

From creating artificial reefs to planting mangroves, fisherfolk in Iloilo's northern towns lead efforts in coastal management to make the sea sustainable for their children

‘For the next generation’: Iloilo fishermen take lead in coastal management

Students in Iloilo island-village brave sea to get to school

Aug 29, 2016 - 11:17 AM

More than 70 of Tinigban Elementary School's 24 students ride the waves everyday to reach their dreams of finishing school

Students in Iloilo island-village brave sea to get to school

Yolanda survivors in northern Iloilo finally have homes

Aug 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Almost 3 years after Super Typhoon Yolanda hit Iloilo, survivors of northern Iloilo can now leave their makeshift houses and move to safer homes

Yolanda survivors in northern Iloilo finally have homes

What did the UN do for PH? Disaster response, health programs, and more

Aug 23, 2016 - 9:38 PM

The Philippines has been a beneficiary of different United Nations programs for many years, especially after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

What did the UN do for PH? Disaster response, health programs, and more

‘Guardians of the sea’: The fisherfolk of northern Iloilo

Aug 21, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Fishing villages in Carles town in northern Iloilo are able to eliminate daytime illegal fishing and decrease nighttime illegal activities. Here's how

‘Guardians of the sea’: The fisherfolk of northern Iloilo

How solar panels helped Iloilo fishermen recover from Yolanda

Aug 20, 2016 - 2:00 PM

'The money they used to buy kerosene before is now used to buy rice and food. They don’t have to go far either to charge their equipment.'

How solar panels helped Iloilo fishermen recover from Yolanda