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Victims who lost houses after Lawin suffer same fate after Ompong

Sep 16, 2018 - 4:32 PM

'I don't know where I will get money to rebuild my house,' says 29-year-old William Quillopo, who again lost his house after Typhoon Ompong

DESTROYED HOUSE. Suzette Caayo shows what is left of her house in Tuguegarao City. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Will Typhoon Ompong be the same as Super Typhoon Lawin?

Sep 12, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Like Lawin, Ompong is set to hit Northern Luzon and might intensify into a super typhoon. Here's how they might be similar.

Photo by Aj Ponce

IN NUMBERS: Cagayan Valley a year after Super Typhoon Lawin

Oct 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

One year after the typhoon, the main question is how far has the government performed for the rehabilitation and recovery of the victims

NOT YET REPAIRED. A mother and her son cross a floating bridge in Barangay Cabasan in Peñablanca, Cagayan. The bridge was destroyed by Super Typhoon Lawin in 2016 and has yet to be rehabilitated. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Super Typhoon Lawin’s ground zero: A year after

Oct 20, 2017 - 10:00 AM

A year after Super Typhoon Lawin hits Cagayan province, not much of the damaged government infrastructure has been rehabilitated

A mother and her son cross a floating bridge in Barangay Cabasan in Penablanca The bridge was destroyed by Super Typhoon Lawin last and has yet to be rehabilitated. Photo by Raymon Dullana

P597 million in damage to Cagayan schools neglected a year after Lawin

Oct 17, 2017 - 5:48 PM

The total cost of damaged classrooms of the Department of Education (DepEd) in Cagayan is pegged at P408,770,000 million for the 1,282 damaged classrooms. About P189 million in damages to classrooms of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in Cagayan is also recorded.

WRECKED. The gymnasium of the Cagayan State University-Piat Campus. Photo courtesy of the CSU Communicator.

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

Day 2 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

DOST scientists receive AFP 'Gawad sa Kaunlaran'

Dec 30, 2016 - 12:52 PM

The awardees are DOST Executive Director Dr Mahar Lagmay and geologists Peter Khallil Figueroa Ferrer and Carmille Marie Escape

Dark Christmas, New Year for some Lawin-hit villages

Dec 24, 2016 - 5:32 PM

The goal is to restore power in these areas by January 2017

LAWIN DAMAGE. A house in Peñablanca in the immediate aftermath of Lawin. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Senate donates P28M to typhoon-hit Cagayan

Dec 21, 2016 - 8:35 PM

The donation according to the provincial public information officer was taken from the Senate s savings this year

Photo c/o Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Christmas comes early to Cagayan typhoon victims

Dec 17, 2016 - 1:38 PM

Victims of Super Typhoon Lawin get more help from different donors

EARLY CHRISTMAS. Trucks bearing relief goods arrive at the Cagayan provincial capitol. Photo courtesy of the Cagayan Public Information Office

WATCH: Help farmers adapt to climate change

Nov 24, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Oxfam in the Philippines calls on the government to protect the people who grow our food especially the most vulnerable small scale women farmers

CLIMATE VULNERABILITY. The effects of climate change worsen the situation of women farmers in the Philippines

Cagayan needs Yolanda-like rehab plan – Governor Mamba

Nov 06, 2016 - 11:20 PM

Super Typhoon Lawin Haima left P5 7 billion worth of damage to agriculture and P2 8 billion worth of damage to infrastructure in Cagayan

Cagayan gov't to release P20M for Lawin-damaged homes

Nov 03, 2016 - 12:07 PM

Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba says priority will be given to 11 hardest areas in the province

DESTROYED. Typhoon Lawin leaves a trail of destruction in Peñablanca, Cagayan. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

DSWD to #LawinPH survivors: Report relief irregularities

Nov 02, 2016 - 3:26 PM

This is why we release this kind of information so the citizens will get involved in running the government The changes that we want will not happen if we don’t take action says DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

RELIEF DISTRIBUTION. DSWD Sec Judy Taguiwalo leads the distribution of relief goods in Kalinga after Super Typhoon Lawin hit the province. Photo courtesy of DSWD

#LawinPH: Being prepared saved lives

Nov 01, 2016 - 7:35 AM

The change of behavior in terms of disaster preparedness has saved a lot of lives and caused less destruction says Plan International County Director Dennis O’Brien

DISASTER PROOF. Residents of Baggao, Cagayan return to their farms after Super Typhoon Lawin hit in October 2016. Photo courtesy of Plan International

911, Cagayan responders at work during Super Typhoon Lawin

Oct 31, 2016 - 9:37 PM

Listen to how disaster responders help a household affected by Super Typhoon Lawin using the new national emergency number introduced by the Duterte administration

Cagayan infra, agri damage from Lawin reaches P8.5-B

Oct 31, 2016 - 6:33 PM

Of the P8 5 billion in damages the overall damage to agriculture is pegged at over P5 7 billion with the rest going to infrastructure damage though not including housing damage

Photo c/o Adrian Portugal/Rappler

LOOK: This box of DSWD relief goods goes a long way

Oct 27, 2016 - 6:03 PM

This box of relief supplies has travelled far on rough roads across rivers through carabaos and from one helping hand to another

#ReliefPH: DSWD ready to accept donations for Lawin survivors

Oct 27, 2016 - 4:26 PM

Donors can proceed to the nearest DSWD Field Office in their area or to the DSWD National Resource Operations Center NROC in Pasay City

WATCH: Giving birth during Super Typhoon Lawin

Oct 27, 2016 - 3:15 PM

Help could not get to a woman about to give birth in Isabela A mobile phone call became her lifeline

Bayanihan spirit alive in Cagayan during, after Lawin

Oct 25, 2016 - 10:00 PM

In the aftermath of Super Typhoon Lawin Haima members of some of the hardest hit communities and volunteers are coming together for relief and recovery efforts

Rodrigo Duterte, United States, Twitter | 6PM wRap

Oct 25, 2016 - 9:31 PM

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Telcos to Poe: We only transmit the messages from NDRRMC

Oct 25, 2016 - 4:35 PM

In response to Senator Grace Poe s criticism Globe and Smart say they did send messages to warn customers in Northern Luzon about Super Typhoon Lawin Haima

PH-China relations, drug users vs Duterte, Trump vs Clinton | 12PM wRap

Oct 25, 2016 - 1:11 PM

Watch the noontime edition of Rappler s newscast with Chay Hofileña

Duterte: No strings attached in Lawin aid from China

Oct 25, 2016 - 11:45 AM

It s completely out of benevolence says Duterte about the almost P90 million in aid from China for Super Typhoon Lawin Haima recovery efforts

AID FROM CHINA. President Duterte and Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jinhua meet in Malacañang Palace on October 24, 2016. Photo by ALBERT ALCAIN/ Presidential Photo

China gives PH millions after Super Typhoon Lawin

Oct 24, 2016 - 10:44 PM

Clarifying a previous statement the Philippines says it is open to receiving foreign donations for disaster victims as long as donors impose no conditions

CHINESE AID. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua is seen with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in this handout photo on October 24, 2016, as China announces millions in typhoon aid for the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Chinese embassy

US-PH relations, Antonio Trillanes, North Korea | 6PM wRap

Oct 24, 2016 - 8:16 PM

Watch the evening edition of TheWrap with Maria Ressa

Regional officials: Lawin left 15 dead in Cordillera

Oct 24, 2016 - 4:55 PM

Kalinga Apayao and Mountain Province are all under a state of calamity due to Super Typhoon Lawin Haima

AFTERMATH. Some barangays in Pinukpuk, Kalinga became inaccessible due to Super Typhoon Lawin (Haima), according to Kalinga Vice Governor James Edduba. Photo from Edduba's Facebook page

US-PH relations, Rodrigo Duterte, Philippine Air Force | 12PM wRap

Oct 24, 2016 - 2:07 PM

Watch the noontime wRap with Maria Ressa

DSWD: PH has enough relief funds, foreign aid not needed now

Oct 23, 2016 - 11:40 PM

Hindi tayo dapat maging pala asa at pala hingi sa mga dayuhang gobyerno kung kaya nating tumindig sa sariling paa says Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

Volunteers repack relief goods in People's Gymnasium Tuguegarao, Cagayan Province. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Duterte visits typhoon-hit Cagayan, Isabela

Oct 23, 2016 - 5:30 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte vows assistance for farmers who lost their crops due to Super Typhoon Lawin Haima

DSWD orders immediate release of shelter aid for Lawin survivors

Oct 23, 2016 - 11:16 AM

UPDATED Secretary Judy Taguiwalo orders DSWD field offices in affected areas to immediately provide emergency shelter assistance ESA to expedite the rebuilding of the damaged shelters

HANDS ON. On October 21, DSWD Sec Judy Taguiwalo, speaking to Super Typhoon Lawin survivors and local officials in Cagayan province, gives assurances that emergency shelter assistance will be provided 'within a month and not 3 years'. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

WATCH: No relief, electricity yet in isolated Peñablanca town

Oct 22, 2016 - 7:08 PM

Food housing and solar lamps are now among the immediate needs of the typhoon victims

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

DAMAGE. This bridge in Peñablanca, Cagayan is destroyed by Lawin, leaving dozens of villages still isolated. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

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

DESTRUCTION. Typhoon Lawin destroys crops in Peñablanca town in Cagayan. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

13 barangays in Peñablanca still isolated due to Lawin

Oct 22, 2016 - 1:50 PM

Floods destroy two bridges cutting off the barangays and making it difficult to transport relief supplies

Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Isolated Peñablanca town needs housing, relief goods

Oct 22, 2016 - 1:08 PM

Because there is still no power the vice mayor says solar lamps like the ones distributed after Super Typhoon Yolanda will be of big help

DESTROYED. Typhoon Lawin leaves a trail of destruction in Peñablanca, Cagayan. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Kalinga under state of calamity due to Lawin

Oct 22, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Provincial authorities say Super Typhoon Lawin Haima left at least 6 people dead in Kalinga while a total of 8 080 persons are affected

WATCH: Tuguegarao evacuees ask for food, clothes after Lawin

Oct 22, 2016 - 7:10 AM

At least 20 000 homes are partially destroyed in Cagayan with another 6 900 completely damaged

Ilocos Norte under state of calamity as Lawin leaves P673-M damage

Oct 21, 2016 - 10:18 PM

The local disaster management council reports that 10 927 individuals from 127 barangays have sought shelter in over 70 evacuation centers

4 dead, 36,000 affected by Lawin in Cagayan

Oct 21, 2016 - 7:11 PM

About 36 000 people in 25 towns and 148 villages barangays are affected by the typhoon The provincial government says the number could still increase as some reports from other towns have yet to reach them

TUGUEGARAO. Motorists pass fallen street lights destroyed by super typhoon Haima in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan province, north of Manila on October 21, 2016. Photo by Ted Aljibe / AFP

BSP downplays impact of typhoons on inflation

Oct 21, 2016 - 5:35 PM

The central bank says it has taken measures to avert any sharp increase in the price of basic commodities particularly rice

DOWNPLAYS. The central bank downplays the impact of Super Typhoons Karen and Lawin - which battered Northern Luzon over the past two weeks - on inflation. Rice photo by AFP

Lawin hits 12,000 families in Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino

Oct 21, 2016 - 4:32 PM

In Cagayan and Isabela combined 841 residential houses have been totally damaged with another 3 705 homes partially destroyed

AFTERMATH. Residents in Tuguegarao City check houses destroyed by Typhoon Lawin (Haima), which was a super typhoon when it hit land on Wednesday, October 19. File photo c/o Adrian Portugal/Rappler

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

BACK IN BUSINESS. Commercial establishments in Ilocos slowly recover after the storm. Photo by Patty Pasion

Bikers group does rapid damage check in Lawin-affected areas

Oct 21, 2016 - 2:28 PM

Motorcycle riders from the civic RACERS group are conducting rapid damage assessment in areas hit by typhoon Lawin in partnership with the Office of Civil Defense and Rappler s Agos eBayanihan

RAPID ASSESSMENT. A team of 30 private motorcycle riders head to areas hit by Typhoon Lawin to conduct rapid assessment of the road network. Photo from OCD CAR

#RoadAlert: 42 roads closed due to Typhoon Lawin as of October 21

Oct 21, 2016 - 8:27 AM

Clearing operations are ongoing for the affected road sections according to the Department of Public Works and Highways

Some Ilocanos go home after Lawin devastation

Oct 20, 2016 - 9:59 PM

Some of the evacuees prefer staying in the centers because electricity has not been fully revived in the whole province

HOME SWEET HOME. Evacuees at Laoag, Ilocos Norte about to ride a coaster to go home after the onslaught of typhoon Lawin on Thursday, October 20. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Lawin kills at least 12 in PH

Oct 20, 2016 - 9:17 PM

UPDATED Lawin International name Haima roars across mountain and farming communities of the northern regions of the main island of Luzon overnight

LAWIN. Children play amongst their destroyed houses after Typhoon Lawin (Haima) hit their homes near San Pablo town, Isabela province, north of Manila on October 20, 2016. Photo by Ted Aljibe/ AFP

Typhoon Lawin leaves PH Area of Responsibility

Oct 20, 2016 - 6:50 PM

Ilocos Norte Ilocos Sur La Union and Abra remain under signal no 1 however as they are affected by the outer bands of the typhoon

Satellite image as of October 20, 6 pm. Image courtesy of NOAA

#RoadAlert: 34 road sections closed due to Typhoon Lawin

Oct 20, 2016 - 4:55 PM

Clearing operations are ongoing for the affected road sections according to the Department of Public Works and Highways

IMPASSABLE ROADS. Hours before Typhoon Lawin made landfall on Wednesday, October 19, this road in Tuguegarao was already impassable due to swollen Pinacanuan River. File photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler