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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

Indonesia summons UK envoy over coral reef destruction

Mar 17, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Panjaitan says it could take up to 100 years to restore the corals in Raja Ampat

Indonesia summons UK envoy over coral reef destruction

Total mining ban? 5 years to recover tax shortfall, says Dominguez

Mar 15, 2017 - 9:32 AM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III is also concerned about the impact of any mining ban on local government finance and people's livelihoods

Total mining ban? 5 years to recover tax shortfall, says Dominguez

IN PHOTOS: Extensive coral reef damage caused by British cruise ship

Mar 14, 2017 - 9:38 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Photos sourced by Rappler show the damage at Crossover Reef, after cruise vessel Caledonian Sky rammed into the coral reefs

IN PHOTOS: Extensive coral reef damage caused by British cruise ship

Indonesia says captain of cruise ship that destroyed coral reefs may face imprisonment

Mar 14, 2017 - 8:23 PM

The Indonesian government vows to take action, and slams Captain Keith Michael Taylor who was steering the cruise at the time of destruction.

Indonesia says captain of cruise ship that destroyed coral reefs may face imprisonment

Duterte, peace talks, Benham Rise | Evening wRap

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:22 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Ana Arceo

Duterte, peace talks, Benham Rise | Evening wRap

British cruise ship destroys one of world's best coral reefs

Mar 13, 2017 - 12:39 AM

(UPDATED) The incident caused damage to Crossover Reef in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, which has been voted among the best diving spots in the world.

British cruise ship destroys one of world's best coral reefs

Lawin-struck farmers push for sustainable aid

Feb 17, 2017 - 4:26 PM

People’s Disaster Risk Reduction Network Executive Director Esteban Masagca explains that in the crafting of a new recovery plan, the farmers and the most affected people should be involved

Lawin-struck farmers push for sustainable aid

News Briefs: February 17, 2017

Feb 17, 2017 - 1:46 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday, February 17

News Briefs: February 17, 2017

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

Duterte forms committee to study total log ban

Feb 01, 2017 - 4:53 PM

The President orders the DENR, DA, and DILG to study how to implement a total logging ban in response to flash floods caused by unabated cutting of trees in watersheds

Duterte forms committee to study total log ban

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

Fuel prices to go up on Jan 3

Jan 02, 2017 - 3:32 PM

Oil companies in the Philippines will implement the price hike at 6 am on Tuesday, January 3

Fuel prices to go up on Jan 3

Typhoon Nina destroys at least P25-M worth of crops

Dec 28, 2016 - 2:05 PM

The typhoon that made landfall on Christmas Day also leaves at least P83.46 million worth of damage to infrastructure, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

Typhoon Nina destroys at least P25-M worth of crops

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

Fuel prices going up again Dec 20

Dec 19, 2016 - 5:10 PM

Oil companies in the Philippines will implement the price hike at 6 am on Tuesday, December 20

Fuel prices going up again Dec 20

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

Aceh earthquake: A family crushed to death in their sleep, and how one son survived

Dec 10, 2016 - 4:29 PM

The couple was heard crying out for help, but their faint voices faded quickly. In the end, they died with their two young daughters. Only their 13-year-old son made it out alive.

Aceh earthquake: A family crushed to death in their sleep, and how one son survived

IN PHOTOS: Dark scenes from the Indonesia earthquake

Dec 08, 2016 - 10:51 AM

The 6.5-magnitude quake kills at least 97 and injures hundreds more.

IN PHOTOS: Dark scenes from the Indonesia earthquake

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

The real cost of serious illnesses in PH

Nov 19, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Spending doesn’t stop at treatment when you fall ill. Here are key information and figures you need to know

The real cost of serious illnesses in PH

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

How much do illegal drugs now cost in the Philippines?

Oct 27, 2016 - 11:48 AM

A gram of shabu now costs P1,300 to P25,000 per gram, while cocaine is pegged at P5,000 to P7,000, according to data from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency

How much do illegal drugs now cost in the Philippines?

Kalinga residents appeal for aid: 'Don't forget us'

Oct 22, 2016 - 11:12 PM

Residents of Kalinga need water, medicines, and other relief goods

Kalinga residents appeal for aid: 'Don't forget us'

After Lawin, state of calamity declared in Cagayan

Oct 22, 2016 - 6:16 PM

In the summary report issued by the Cagayan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, damage to agriculture is estimated to be worth P6.3 billion

After Lawin, state of calamity declared in Cagayan

Lawin leaves P10B worth of agri, fisheries damage in 5 regions – Piñol

Oct 22, 2016 - 3:25 PM

(UPDATED) Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol orders his department to give immediate assistance to farmers and fishermen

Lawin leaves P10B worth of agri, fisheries damage in 5 regions – Piñol

Commercial activity back in Ilocos Norte

Oct 21, 2016 - 3:53 PM

(UPDATED) In Laoag City alone, Vice Mayor Michael Fariñas pegs agricultural destruction at P7 million

Commercial activity back in Ilocos Norte