The task force, headed by Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr, is designed to improve coordination between government agencies implementing Yolanda projects
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
The decision to award free housing to 205,000 beneficiaries is reached in a National Housing Authority board meeting chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte
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
The project is fully and privately funded by donations coming from SM's lot donors, tenants, business partners, employees, and the community
They say proposed relocation sites in northern barangays are too far from the city center and have inadequate facilities
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
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
An aid group working on post Yolanda rehabilitation project says clean water sanitation is usually overlooked in disaster-hit areas
The Philippines has been a beneficiary of different United Nations programs for many years, especially after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)
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LP standard-bearer Mar Roxas also dismisses Davao Mayor Rody Duterte's latest tirades against him over his supposed incompetence in the aftermath of Yolanda
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Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez and Councilor Neil Glova seek the mayoral post of Tacloban in 2016
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Only 12% of debris-affected farmlands have been cleared, but the target number of boats to be given to fishermen was exceeded
In the faces of Yolanda's victims and heroes, we see, reflected, the experiences of all others who face typhoons and other calamities
(UPDATED) Binay tells typhoon victims, 'Alam ko. Dama ko. Laki ho ako sa mahirap.' (I know it. I feel it. I grew up poor.)
Two years after the monster storm devastated the coastal city of Tacloban, killing thousands, Juvelyn Luana has a new partner, a new son, and a shack far from the deadly shore
Two years after Typhoon Yolanda hit Eastern Visayas and nearby areas, what has been done to make sure survivors get back on their feet?
The former energy chief runs for the Senate after his resignation from the Cabinet
Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas talks about global threats, the West Philippine Sea, and why the Bangsamoro basic law needs to be passed
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State auditors say the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) received more than P466 million in donations, but has spent only P81 million over the last 7 years
A UN official says that the Philippines, which suffered the wrath of the most powerful storm ever to hit land in 2013, could complete its rebuilding in as little as two years
Felicity Lumongsod has experienced typhoons her entire life. But this typhoon season, she's more prepared to face disasters
Municipal officials in the town badly hit by Typhoon Yolanda in 2013 may face sanctions for failing to submit documents explaining how the local disaster fund was used
'Help doesn’t need to be done with the money. It can be done in many different ways'
In good weather, these classrooms are where the young minds of Aklan are molded. But in times of disaster, they're shelter for those who lost their homes
Sano is leading a "People's Pilgrimage", culminating in a 60-day trek to Paris for a United Nations summit in December
The Philippines says it is 'constrained by resource limitations' in the face of calls to help up to 7,000 Rohingya 'boat people'
‘These are not money from rich people, but from ordinary people who made sacrifices so that they can share a little amount for the project,’ says the Johanniter International Assistance
'Having Her Royal Highness visiting Save the Children projects is a huge boost to the staff and communities who need to be reminded that they’re not forgotten after such an incredible process of recovery across the country'
The Philippines, ranked 80th out of 198 countries for resilience, is deemed 'high risk' partly due to 'entrenched corruption and high levels of poverty'
A housing project for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) led by French businesses in the Philippines catches the attention of the French president
Plenty of people are still suffering from the aftermath of typhoon Yolanda, but there is hope for those who have lost the most
Pope Francis flies to Leyte…but the storm cuts his trip short. And, he poses for his first selfie in Manila
Signal number two is raised in Leyte, but the crowd braves the weather for the Holy Father
Pope Francis talks about corruption to Filipino politicians. Revival of Al Qaeda-ISIS rivalry? And, goodbye Google Glass.
'We hope to uplift the spirits of public school children in Leyte and provide them a message of hope through football'
If the original plan pushed through, the theme of Pope Francis' trip to the Philippines would have focused on empowering laypersons
Philippine court suspends US Marine trial. Lacson steps down February 2015 Sony will release controversial film “The Interview” on Christmas Day
MRT and LRT to hike fares in January. Mar Roxas among top 3 for 2016 in an SWS survey. US President Obama says the Sony hack was not an ‘act of war.’