Haiyan recovery - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Haiyan recovery


Livelihood scheme teaches Yolanda survivors better financial management

Jul 10, 2016 - 1:04 PM

Community Managed Savings and Credit Association or COMSCA is a community managed initiative where groups in the community mobilize and manage their own savings and provide loans to members

NORMALCY. Typhoon Yolanda survivors in Estancia, Iloilo attend a program on financial management. Photo by Ted Aldwin Ong/ Rappler

Barangay health stations rising from the Haiyan rubble

May 16, 2015 - 11:53 AM

Filipinos in rural areas prefer to get basic medical services in barangay health stations but these are very vulnerable to strong typhoons such as Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013

World Vision has handed over 21 health facilities across its response areas. Medical equipment such as pre-natal beds, gloves, first aid kits, weighing scales, height boards, anthropomorphic measurement instruments and detecto scales were also provided. Photo by Jennina Lanza/World Vision

Bags of blessings: Giving back to communities

Mar 06, 2015 - 11:56 AM

The project is in line with the Metrobank Group’s way of celebrating milestones – giving back to communities

Yolanda ruined her school, help build Teresa’s dream

Nov 08, 2014 - 11:22 PM

Third grade pupil Teresa Bardillon hopes generous people will help her and her classmates rebuild their classrooms

Aquino slams critics of Yolanda rehab

Nov 07, 2014 - 4:47 PM

President Benigno Aquino III also defends his decision to mark the first year of the Yolanda tragedy in Guiuan and not in Tacloban

REBUILDING, President Benigno Aquino III says the government is working towards building back better. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Rebuilding the lives of 4Ps families after Yolanda

Aug 07, 2014 - 6:51 PM

The unconditional cash transfer of DSWD and Unicef will cover recovery needs of victims

LONG LINES. Residents of Guiuan, Eastern Samar endure long lines for 4Ps and UCT pay-out.

Yolanda memories still fresh in minds of Guiuan mothers

Aug 02, 2014 - 1:50 PM

Residents of the small fishing town in Eastern Samar are still struggling to recover

STILL SMILING. Alma Carisiosa of Barangay Victory Island is still optimistic that they'll pull through the darkest times of their lives.

World Bank to the world: Invest in disaster resilience

Jul 18, 2014 - 12:24 PM

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announces a 62 million fund for roads bridges and jobs in areas gravely hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda

SPEAK UP. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (4th from right), who recently visited the Philippines, urges the Filipino youth to #speakup4climate in a dialogue held in Taguig City on July 17. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz

The rise of Santa Fe

Apr 29, 2014 - 3:45 PM

The UNDP s cash for work program is helping families affected by Haiyan rebuild their interrupted lives

SURVIVING. Trinidad Bato-Balono smiles with her family after a clean-up operation in Santa Fe, Cebu. All photos from Anna Lamentillo

#AfterYolanda: The needs of disaster recovery

Apr 08, 2014 - 7:16 PM

Five long months have passed since Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan hit the Visayas and problems such as missing aid misinformation and distrust in government still affect the quality of recovery efforts

PLANS. LGUs need to come together and evaluate Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) recovery plans before implementation. Photo by Gen Cruz

Wanted: ‘Build Back Better’ agency

Feb 26, 2014 - 12:33 PM

It s time to rethink the role of the NDRRMC and create a dedicated disaster management agency

NEED FOR RECOVERY. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

UNDP’s 11th Match Against Poverty to aid Yolanda recovery

Feb 20, 2014 - 1:55 PM

Football stars Zidane and Ronaldo at the helm of the UNDP s 11th annual Match Against Poverty to raise funds for typhoon Yolanda recovery efforts

MATCH AGAINST POVERTY. Football stars play a friendly match in an effort to eliminate poverty in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Photo by Jefferson Bernardes/Preview.com

US donor focusing on Guiuan for Yolanda rehabilitation

Feb 02, 2014 - 7:55 PM

Give2Asia has raised 1 5 million for long term recovery efforts through corporate contributions and crowdfunding campaigns for Yolanda victims

DEVASTATION. A Filipino father walks with his children in front of makeshift homes in the Yolanda-devastated village of Pagnamitan, Island of Calicuan, Guiuan, Eastern Samar. Photo from EPA/ Dennis Sabangan

When disaster hits: Salceda's advice to local execs

Jan 30, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Among Albay Governor Joey Salceda s tips: Use the maps don t quarrel with other officials reward constituents who cooperate this doesn t come cheap

EXPERTS. Officials with experience in disaster risk reduction and recovery hand out tips to ensure rehabilitation in Typhoon Yolanda-affected areas go smoothly. Photo by Rappler

A promise after Yolanda

Jan 19, 2014 - 7:00 PM

I told them to keep dreaming I told them to never lose hope

DOWN NOT OUT. A Philippine flag flies in the wind over the Curva Elementary School in Medellin, Cebu. The school suffered damage during Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). All photos by Ace Tamayo

Aklan college students gather to help Yolanda survivors

Jan 05, 2014 - 10:03 PM

Project UHELP was started by Aklanon college students studying in Iloilo City

Filipino musicians come together for Yolanda survivors

Dec 28, 2013 - 10:27 AM

54 Filipino musicians from 7 different countries collaborate online to produce a special song for Yolanda survivors

COLLABORATION. 54 filipino musicians from 7 different countries come together in aid of Yolanda survivors

WFP and MasterCard double your donations this Christmas

Dec 20, 2013 - 8:43 PM

This Christmas double your impact in helping Yolanda survivors via the global matching campaign of the World Food Programme and MasterCard

READY TO EAT. The WFP hands distributes its ready-to-eat food to around 400 families. All photos by WFP/Piyavit Thongsa-ard

'PH can be poster child for disaster preparedness'

Dec 05, 2013 - 9:09 PM

We are speaking of lively recovery and livelihood restoration 3 weeks after [Yolanda] says a recovery expert from the United Nations

'FAST.' A disaster rehabilitation expert from the United Nations says the country's response to Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) has been fast, all things considered. AFP/Ted Aljibe