northern Iloilo - updates

Rappler's latest stories on northern Iloilo


Water sanitation 'crucial' for new resettlement areas

Sep 11, 2016 - 1:45 PM

An aid group working on post Yolanda rehabilitation project says clean water sanitation is usually overlooked in disaster hit areas

CLEAN WATER. Residents in the island-village of Taloto-an enjoy clean water from the solar filtration system built by Iloilo CODE and Christian Aid. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

‘For the next generation’: Iloilo fishermen take lead in coastal management

Sep 04, 2016 - 9:04 AM

From creating artificial reefs to planting mangroves fisherfolk in Iloilo s northern towns lead efforts in coastal management to make the sea sustainable for their children

REPLENISHING RESOURCES. Jackstone-type artificial reefs lie on the shores of Barangay Bancal in Carles town. These serve as breeding grounds once immersed under water. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Students in Iloilo island-village brave sea to get to school

Aug 29, 2016 - 11:17 AM

More than 70 of Tinigban Elementary School s 24 students ride the waves everyday to reach their dreams of finishing school

NO EXCUSES. Students from Sitio Tubig Manok brave the sea everyday to get to their school, Tinigban Elementary School. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Yolanda survivors in northern Iloilo finally have homes

Aug 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Almost 3 years after Super Typhoon Yolanda hit Iloilo survivors of northern Iloilo can now leave their makeshift houses and move to safer homes

How solar panels helped Iloilo fishermen recover from Yolanda

Aug 20, 2016 - 2:00 PM

The money they used to buy kerosene before is now used to buy rice and food They don’t have to go far either to charge their equipment

GO SOLAR. Solar panels are placed outside the charging station in Barangay Bancal in Carles. The charging station's design can withstand extreme weather conditions. Photo by David Lozada

Iloilo Yolanda survivors: No use asking gov't for help

Nov 14, 2014 - 7:55 PM

Under the national government s comprehensive plan Iloilo province will need P20 billion in rehab funds Residents say they haven t even received the few thousands of calamity fund since a year ago

STILL IN TENTS. Displaced by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) on November 8, 2013, Ninfa Hablo, 63, and others from Botongon village in Estancia town, Iloilo, are still living in tents. Photo by Julie Silvederio/Rappler

Waves for water for northern Iloilo’s Yolanda survivors

Nov 12, 2014 - 9:15 AM

A year after Typhoon Yolanda there are still places in Western Visayas which have little or zero access to clean drinking water

WATER. Waves for Water, a community of international surfers, and local NGO Ambag give access to clean drinking water to survivors of typhoon Yolanda in northern Iloilo. Photos by Jesyl Gabrielle Gubatanga.

Yolanda and the comfortable among us

Oct 11, 2014 - 8:30 PM

Adelfa Liusendo 72 is a survivor of the super typhoon in Iloilo She didn t want her grandchildren to lose another loved one – their father has been missing since Typhoon Ondoy in Manila in 2009

HOPE. The author with students in a makeshift classroom. Photo courtesy of Alfred John Tayona

In Estancia, Yolanda came with an oil spill

Nov 24, 2013 - 1:19 PM

During the super storm s onslaught a Napocor barge rammed into a village destroying houses maybe killing residents and causing an oil spill

CHED, colleges told: Help students affected by Yolanda

Nov 20, 2013 - 7:13 PM

The Commission will come up with a set of guidelines on how other higher education institutions will accommodate student transferees affected by Yolanda

STILL STANDING. What remains of the Leyte Colleges after typhoon Yolanda devastated the province. File photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler