Pablo (Bopha) - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Pablo (Bopha)


UP disaster scientist wins top European geosciences award

Apr 16, 2015 - 11:09 PM

UPDATED Europe’s premier geosciences union recognizes Dr Alfredo Mahar Lagmay for his outstanding work on volcanic hazards earthquakes typhoons landslides and floods

Last 7 Yolanda-hit SUCs still waiting for funding

Sep 11, 2014 - 1:45 PM

A total of P826 5 million has already been released to 28 state universities and colleges

DAMAGED. The gate of Eastern Samar State University survives. Photo by BJ Geronimo

New homes for families ravaged by Typhoon Pablo

Feb 10, 2014 - 2:41 PM

DSWD builds 1 929 permanent houses for families who survived Typhoon Pablo Bopha

FINALLY. Families who lost their homes to Typhoon Pablo in 2012 will finally receive new homes from DSWD in 2014. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Pablo survivor group's leader shot dead in ComVal

Jan 03, 2014 - 7:32 PM

Marcelo Monterona 41 is a member of a group that led protests calling for prompt rehabilitation services and reparation from a big mining corp

Screenshot from Google Maps

Palace denies 'canceling' Aquino's Davao Oriental trip

Dec 08, 2013 - 7:23 PM

In the first place the Palace says the President had no scheduled trip to the province

P1-B rehab fund for infra damaged by Pablo

Dec 05, 2013 - 6:04 PM

The budget will be spent for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of bridges damaged by Typhoon Pablo Bopha last year

RAVAGED. A man carries construction supplies across a road in the middle of Cateel, Davao Oriental, in the aftermath of typhoon Pablo (Bopha), December 10, 2012. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Aquino cancels Davao Oriental trip, turnover of houses postponed

Dec 05, 2013 - 1:06 PM

With the postponement the typhoon survivors said they have no choice but to wait

GenSan's missing fishermen, a year after Pablo

Dec 05, 2013 - 12:15 PM

A year into the tragic agony and death of 328 fishermen who went missing when Super Typhoon Pablo hit no one seems to remember them anymore

FOR THE MISSING. Flowers float at sea in honor of the fishermen who went missing after Super Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) hit a year ago, during commemoration ceremonies in General Santos City 4 December 2013. Photo by Edwin Espejo

Davao Oriental wants to inspire Yolanda survivors

Dec 05, 2013 - 10:39 AM

The experiences of the people of Davao Oriental would hopefully inspire those affected by Typhoon Yolanda to remain courageous in rebuilding their lives

MOMENT OF SILENCE. Residents of Cateel, Davao Oriental observe a moment of silence on the first anniversary of Super Typhoon Pablo (Bopha), 4 December 2013. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

TIMELINE: Looking back at 2012's Typhoon Pablo (Bopha)

Dec 04, 2013 - 3:06 PM

Let s look back at what happened when Typhoon Pablo Bopha hit the country in 2012 and review disaster preparation response and recovery back then

NDRRMC: Too many cooks spoil the broth

Nov 30, 2013 - 10:46 PM

The law creating the NDRRMC may have its innovations but it fails Yolanda s horrific test

Haiyan exposes military’s vulnerabilities

Nov 19, 2013 - 9:25 AM

On the ground while local government officials are supposed to be the first responders in many cases and in reality it is the military that fills in the gaps

Social Good Summit: A hero in us all

Sep 23, 2013 - 4:27 PM

1st Lt Alex Deazeta is a hero but he challenges the audience of the PH Social Good Summit to all be heroes

Police files charges vs ComVal barricade leaders

Jan 30, 2013 - 8:48 AM

Eight persons were pressed with public disorder charges for leading more than 5 000 angry residents in the roadblock protesting the alleged poor government relief services

Reading in the rain

Jan 29, 2013 - 3:32 PM

In Surigao del Sur after typhoon Pablo teachers fight to educate their students in a school without a roof

Students sit outside a shattered classroom in Mahayahay, Lingig, Surigao del Sur. 03 Jan 2013, Photo by John Javellana.

Pablo victims need more help - UN

Jan 25, 2013 - 4:01 PM

The UN launches an appeal for more international aid to help victims of Typhoon Pablo in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental

DESPERATE FOR AID. Victims of devastating Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) jostle for position as they beg for relief food being distributed by members of a private company in New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on December 9, 2012, five days after the storm hit the southern Philippines. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Potential storm forces 7,000 to flee homes

Jan 11, 2013 - 5:08 PM

A low pressure area brings heavy rain in Mindanao making rivers overflow and threatening places hardest hit by Typhoon Pablo

Pablo-hit areas brace for potential storm

Jan 11, 2013 - 8:52 AM

UPDATED Threatening Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley a low pressure area triggers flash floods that have affected almost 5 000 persons

Delaying polls in Pablo-hit areas may affect Senate vote

Dec 26, 2012 - 9:42 PM

Provinces devastated by the super typhoon have 2 13 million voters They can determine who land the last few slots in the so called Magic 12

'No Christmas' for typhoon victims

Dec 23, 2012 - 6:03 PM

Survivors of a typhoon that ravaged the southern Philippines will bypass Christmas this year as they hole up in evacuation centers and continue to bury their dead officials say

PNP donates P7.4-M to Pablo victims

Dec 16, 2012 - 3:50 PM

The PNP scrapped its holiday celebrations and order its members to donate to the victims of the typhoon

UN asks for $65-M to help typhoon victims

Dec 10, 2012 - 6:12 PM

On the other hand Australia provides 70 of the P737 M foreign aid pledged to help the victims of Typhoon Pablo

TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION. Residents try to clear a fallen tree from a road in Tagum, Davao del Norte. Photo by Patricia Evangelista

Social media wRap: #PabloPH's wrath, #RoyalBaby, #PacquiaoKO

Dec 09, 2012 - 9:40 PM

This week s social media wRap takes on a more somber note as we list down the images and tweets that made us remember how fragile life can be

Killer typhoon returns to Philippines

Dec 08, 2012 - 6:44 PM

This time Typhoon Pablo is expected to hit the northern tip of the main island of Luzon

PABLO RETURNS. MTSAT enhanced IR satellite image as of 5:30 p.m., 08 December 2012. Screengrab from

Desperate typhoon victims await aid

Dec 08, 2012 - 2:36 PM

4 days after Pablo struck Mindanao officials struggle to bring in food and relief through almost impassable roads

TRAGEDY IN MINDANAO. A resident searches for missing relatives amongst the debris, swept away by flash floods at the height Typhoon Bopha in New Bataan, Compostela Valley province on December 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Aquino declares state of national calamity

Dec 08, 2012 - 12:07 PM

President Aquino visits two of the provinces hardest hit by Typhoon Pablo

'Pablo' survivors loot shops

Dec 08, 2012 - 11:31 AM

The food distribution took so long that citizens broke into any building left standing in search of something to eat

ANOTHER 'PABLO' TRAGEDY. Google Maps image of Cateel, Davao Oriental

Diarrhea, lepto outbreaks seen after 'Pablo'

Dec 07, 2012 - 4:50 PM

The DOH expects an outbreak of diarrhea and leptospirosis in typhoon hit areas in the coming days

ComVal Gov: List of risk areas preposterous

Dec 07, 2012 - 11:47 AM

Compostela Valley Governor Arturo Uy cries foul over an MGB list of high risk areas in the province

SURVIVORS IN NEED. The authorities are asking for help to deliver supplies to the survivors in Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley. Photo from Philippine Army 10th Infantry Division's official Facebook page

Pacquiao vows to help typhoon victims

Dec 07, 2012 - 10:58 AM

Pacquiao says he is aware of the situation in typhoon hit Mindanao even while preparing for his fight with Juan Manuel Marquez

Help! 12 things 'Pablo' survivors need

Dec 07, 2012 - 8:03 AM

There is urgent for food tents bottled water thermos plastic crates and other basic supplies in Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley

SURVIVORS IN NEED. The authorities are asking for help to deliver supplies to the survivors in Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley. Photo from Philippine Army 10th Infantry Division's official Facebook page

Aquino to mayors: Don’t use 'Pablo' to campaign

Dec 05, 2012 - 6:39 PM

We call this duty People s lives are at stake

President Benigno Aquino III delivers his speech at the general assembly of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP). Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Davao City suspends classes; billboards rolled down

Dec 04, 2012 - 8:09 AM

Davao City suspends classes as residents prepare for Pablo

'Pablo:' 40,000 in evacuation centers

Dec 04, 2012 - 5:18 AM

UPDATED The typhoon with international codename Bopha made landfall over Baganga Davao Oriental early morning Tuesday December 4; Pablo now raking across Mindanao

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 11:00 a.m., 04 December 2012. At 11:00AM 4/DEC/2012, the eye of Typhoon #PabloPH was located in the vicinity of Malaybalay, Bukidnon (8.3°N 125.0°E). Max winds/gust (160/195kph). Moving West Northwest @ 20kph. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

'Don't compare to Sendong'

Dec 03, 2012 - 8:32 PM

The NDRRMC discourages media from comparing Pablo to Sendong which killed over 1 470 people

Palau 'narrowly escapes' typhoon Pablo

Dec 03, 2012 - 8:56 AM

The island nation of Palau narrowly escaped the wrath of typhoon Pablo Bopha reports said Monday December 3 after it changed course at the last minute

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 7:00 a.m., 03 December 2012. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

Davao ready for typhoon

Dec 02, 2012 - 5:51 PM

Davao has all resources prepared and staff on full alert before super typhoon Pablo makes landfall on Sunday

WE'RE READY. Rescue vehicles are prepared to be deployed to evacuate citizens displaced by the typhoon. Photo by Karlos Manlupig