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No one found alive inside Itogon bunkhouses

Sep 25, 2018 - 6:28 PM

The Office of Civil Defense - Cordillera says there are now 103 dead in the region, with Benguet accounting for 83 deaths and Baguio City with 13

ITOGON LANDSLIDE. Police and rescue teams continue the search for the bodies buried by the landslide in Ucab, Itogon in Benguet on September 17, 2018. File photo Jire Carreon/Rappler

The toymaker from Tacloban

Nov 06, 2014 - 1:40 PM

Rio wants to make more toys if only he has enough tools He only has a glue gun; the rest of his materials he finds on the streets or in trash bins

TOYS. Rio enjoys making toys, arts and crafts. He wishes he can create more, if only he has enough tools. All photos by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler.com

14,000 Yolanda survivors still living near deadly sea

Nov 06, 2014 - 8:35 AM

Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez tells Rappler he can t move thousands of Yolanda Haiyan survivors out of danger zones yet

GRIM REMINDER. This grounded ship reminds passersby about Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) that killed residents in this danger zone. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Yolanda bunkhouse residents: 'Give us cash'

Nov 05, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Palo Mayor Remedios Petilla tells Rappler the government cannot give cash to bunkhouse residents to be fair to everyone

BITTERSWEET. Luzviminda Secuya, 60, says they're thankful about the bunkhouse but they have to sacrifice, too. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

WATCH: Tour a Yolanda bunkhouse in a minute

Nov 04, 2014 - 9:07 AM

Rappler takes you on a minute long video tour of a Yolanda bunkhouse from the eyes a 60 year old bunkhouse resident in Palo Leyte

BITTERSWEET. Luzviminda Secuya, 60, says they're thankful about the bunkhouse but they have to sacrifice, too. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Bunkhouses both blessing, curse for Yolanda survivors

Nov 04, 2014 - 6:55 AM

Saying each bunkhouse is very temporary Palo Mayor Remedios Petilla tells Rappler more than 400 bunkhouse residents will soon move to permanent houses

KEEPING IT CLEAN. Joel Tapado, 9, fetches 7 pails of water to keep the bunkhouse bathroom clean. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Rebuilding communities after disasters

Jul 17, 2014 - 12:21 AM

Recovering from a disaster involves getting involved in local communities

FUTURE. A camp leader from Concepcion bunkhouse discusses her community's aspirations. All photos by Giano Libot

'Pork scam cells better than Yolanda shelters'

Jun 22, 2014 - 3:31 PM

A photo circulating on social media draws a sharp contrast between the detention cells for pork barrel scam suspects and houses for the survivors of the strongest typhoon to hit land

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Senate report: PH lacks rules for disaster shelters

May 28, 2014 - 7:29 PM

You cannot fault someone for not following standards if those standards do not exist Senate public works committee chair Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr says

'POORLY BUILT.' The original design of these bunkhouses failed to meet international standards. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

130k Yolanda survivors still live in tents

Apr 04, 2014 - 6:32 PM

The government hopes to finish various forms of transitional shelters by June

HOMELESS SURVIVORS. Up to 130,000 Yolanda survivors still live in tents as of April 2014, the government says. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Coming soon: Brighter nights for Yolanda bunkhouses

Mar 25, 2014 - 5:05 PM

More than providing light MyShelter Foundation s latest lighting project will be a source of livelihood for Yolanda survivors

SOLAR. Illac Diaz says their target is to bring solar lights to bunkhouses in Tacloban City and Iloilo. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

After Yolanda: A tale of two Jennylyns

Feb 28, 2014 - 10:01 PM

Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan strive to get back on their feet one day at a time Here is a story of two women coping differently

CRAMPED. The bunkhouses where Yolanda victims are cramped and close together, making normal activities difficult. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez

In Yolanda bunkhouses, sex is hard to do

Feb 26, 2014 - 7:33 PM

Sex is only one of the many things that Super Typhoon Yolanda victims find difficult to do making their transition back to their normal lives all the more harder

CRAMPED. The bunkhouses where Yolanda victims are cramped and close together, making normal activities difficult. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez

Yolanda's homeless mostly in Western – not Eastern – Visayas

Feb 20, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Yolanda left the most families homeless in Western Visayas which includes the badly hit provinces of Iloilo and Capiz says the DSWD

Aquino to return to Yolanda-hit areas

Feb 19, 2014 - 4:06 PM

President Aquino defends the slow pace of bunkhouse construction and says the government is looking at long term solutions in affected areas

BACK AGAIN. President Benigno Aquino III is set to return to areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Bunkhouses help less than 1% of Haiyan's homeless

Feb 18, 2014 - 5:38 PM

The DSWD says 1 455 homeless families have moved into bunkhouses built for typhoon survivors

'Stop exodus of jobs after Haiyan'

Feb 16, 2014 - 1:40 PM

To build back better means more than sturdier buildings It also points to a vibrant economy says Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr

Gov't hit for delayed Haiyan shelters

Feb 16, 2014 - 7:38 AM

The government has moved only 20 of homeless Yolanda survivors to bunkhouses Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr says

No solid proof of Yolanda 'corruption'?

Feb 09, 2014 - 8:46 AM

Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson never mentioned any suspect to the police his deputy tells a Senate hearing; police also say nothing stood as solid evidence

MORE POWERS? Rehabilitation Czar Panfilo Lacson says his lack of powers in his new job makes the task harder. Photo by Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Rappler Newscast | February 7, 2014

Feb 07, 2014 - 9:28 PM

A conduit in the pork barrel scam turns state witness Mike Arroyo’s camp denies link to Malampaya scam UN is hit for not funding shelters for Yolanda victims

UN hit for not funding Yolanda shelters

Feb 07, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Three months after Yolanda hit the Philippines the UN hasn t promised to build permanent shelters for typhoon survivors

Erring Haiyan contractors off the hook?

Feb 06, 2014 - 8:04 PM

But Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson wants to hold them accountable He recommends an amendment to a law used as a scapegoat

FINISHED BUNKHOUSES. These structures serve as temporary shelters in Barangay 62, Tacloban City. Photo by LeANNE Jazul

#RebuildPH: 'Small acts of kindness’ for Yolanda victims

Jan 31, 2014 - 1:55 PM

Red Cross Coca Cola and Habitat for Humanity join forces to help RebuildPH through charity work

Miriam: Lacson shelter claims ‘anomalous’

Jan 27, 2014 - 11:13 PM

Santiago accuses Lacson of undermining DPWH chief Rogelio Singson by claiming irregularities in the construction of Yolanda bunkhouses

Gov't can't punish erring Haiyan contractors

Jan 27, 2014 - 4:45 PM

Rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson says the government may do away with bunkhouses and just give construction materials to victims to rebuild their homes

FINISHED BUNKHOUSES. These structures serve as temporary shelters in Barangay 62, Tacloban City. Photo by LeANNE Jazul

'Bunkhouse controversy unfair to contractors, volunteers'

Jan 11, 2014 - 6:43 PM

UPDATED Local politics gets in the way of rebuilding shelters for Yolanda survivors says Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson

FINISHED BUNKHOUSES. These structures serve as temporary shelters in Barangay 62, Tacloban City. Photo by LeANNE Jazul

Rappler Newscast | January 10, 2014

Jan 10, 2014 - 9:31 PM

DFA hits China’s new fishing law in the South China Sea Marcos and Santiago want a probe into bunkhouses for typhoon victims Filipinos are told: avoid red and yellow

Probe culprits of ‘overpriced shelters’

Jan 09, 2014 - 9:05 PM

Senators Santiago and Marcos want the Senate to investigate allegations Yolanda bunkhouses are overpriced and substandard

DOUBLE STANDARD? Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago asks why senators did not move to strike off Enrile's speech from the Senate records and are only commenting now after her speech. File photo

Rappler Newscast | January 8, 2014

Jan 08, 2014 - 8:23 PM

DPWH clueless about standards for shelters Still no electricity in most parts of typhoon hit Tacloban Colder than Mars in some US areas hit by an arctic chill

Palace: Shelters need not follow int'l model

Jan 08, 2014 - 7:50 PM

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda says bunkhouses in Yolanda ravaged areas are temporary anyway and better than tents better than living under tarpaulins

FINISHED BUNKHOUSES. These structures serve as temporary shelters in Barangay 62, Tacloban City. Photo by LeANNE Jazul

Rappler Newscast | January 6, 2013

Jan 06, 2014 - 8:11 PM

Lacson investigating alleged kickbacks on Yolanda bunkhouses Singson: I will resign if bunkhouses are overpriced Arctic blast strikes US

'Kickbacks on Haiyan bunkhouses at 30%'

Jan 06, 2014 - 2:31 PM

Since mid December rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson has been quietly investigating the alleged overpricing of bunkhouses as allegedly demanded by a local politician

Singson: I will resign if bunkhouses are overpriced

Jan 06, 2014 - 1:57 PM

The public works secretary says politics may be involved in reports of overpricing but admits some bunkhouses may be substandard

REBUILDING TACLOBAN. The Department of Public Works and Highways is working to complete 222 bunkhouses for Yolanda victims and denies reports of overpricing. Photo by Rappler

Yolanda death toll up at 5,632 – NDRRMC

Nov 30, 2013 - 2:46 PM

After 3 weeks over 1 700 are still missing Government says post disaster response will focus on reconstruction and rehabilitation

MASS BURIAL. A view of a mass grave outside a Catholic church in the super typhoon-devastated city of Palo, Leyte province, Philippines. Photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

116 bunkhouses to house first 3,000 Haiyan families

Nov 26, 2013 - 5:00 PM

In two months the government will unveil a rehabilitation plan for typhoon damaged areas says the NDRRMC It will take 2 5 years to implement

WASHED AWAY. A single house stands in a once busy village in Balangkayan, Eastern Samar. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler