Senate a fallback for presidential wannabe Lacson

Jun 09, 2015 - 9:35 PM

I do not want to lose or back out a second time says former senator Panfilo Lacson

WAITING FOR THE POLLS. Former Senator Panfilo Lacson says his 2016 plans depend on the result of the next survey. Rappler file photo

Aquino, Lacson agree on February resignation date

Dec 23, 2014 - 7:06 PM

President Aquino and Secretary Lacson agree in principle on a February 10 2015 resignation for Lacson

STEPPING DOWN. Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson will step down in February 2015. File photo by Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Boos, cheers in Tacloban as 3 sides face off in Yolanda hearing

Nov 28, 2014 - 8:25 AM

The government is looking at a community driven approach to fast track rehabilitation in Yolanda affected areas

PUBLIC HEARING: A joint congressional hearing in Tacloban gathers the victims, local politicians and government agencies on top of rehabilitation process

How to minimize losses during disasters? 'Work with LGUs'

Nov 26, 2014 - 8:56 PM

People who are lacking in income are those who are having difficulty in adapting to the changes brought by disasters Resiliency is a function of income says an expert from Oxfam Philippines

#AfterYolanda: 12,000 die of diseases in E. Visayas

Nov 12, 2014 - 4:19 PM

It s double the number of those who died during the storm Causes are hypertensive vascular disease pneumonia trauma and accidents cancer of all forms and tuberculosis

File photo by P.K. Lee/MSF

Malacañang’s Yolanda aid dilemma: Speed or procedure?

Nov 11, 2014 - 7:28 PM

Other towns in Leyte share Tacloban City s disappointment with the slow and inadequate flow of funds Budget Secretary Florencio Abad concedes the rigid process needs to adjust to disasters of this magnitude

Romualdez lied, performed 'below par' – Lacson

Nov 10, 2014 - 2:45 PM

Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson blasts Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez for being difficult and siding with anti government protesters

SET ASIDE POLITICS. Rehabiliation czar Panfilo Lacson urges local government officials to set aside politics for the sake of efficient Yolanda rehabilitation. Photo by Josh Albelda

Recovering from Yolanda: Gains, missed chances, opportunities

Nov 08, 2014 - 7:15 AM

In the next year let s consolidate the gains not miss chances and realize all the opportunities for recovery Our countrymen in the Visayas deserve that

Why strategic partnerships are key to disaster rehabilitation

Sep 03, 2014 - 6:32 PM

We are now guided by the ‘build back better and safer’ principle which focuses on long term sustainable efforts to reduce vulnerabilities and strengthen capacities to cope with future hazard events a rehabilitation official says

WORKING TOGETHER. PBSP executive director Rafael Lopa (L) and Rehab undersecretary Danilo Antonio answer questions from the audience during the Asian CSR Forum. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Lacson seeks powers to probe Yolanda rehab corruption

Aug 08, 2014 - 6:39 PM

After thinking of resigning Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson requests his legal team to craft for the President an order that will define and clarify his role in rehabilitation efforts

OVERSIGHT FUNCTION. Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson joins a raid July 9, 2014, on a warehouse in General Trias, Cavite, that is allegedly involved in building substandard houses for Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) survivors in Tacloban City. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

‘Give Lacson powers over Yolanda rehab fund’

Aug 04, 2014 - 7:16 PM

That way he can go back to how agencies used the money whether it went to the right purpose or not one senator says a day after the rehab adviser said he might resign

Lacson mulls quitting after Yolanda rehab plan

Aug 04, 2014 - 12:45 PM

Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson says he and his staff after all can t implement the P170 7 billion Yolanda rehabilitation plan they prepared

 'MAIN TASK.' Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson (right) says his 'main task' – to submit a rehabilitation plan to President Benigno Aquino III (left) – is over. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Yolanda rehab plan: Gov't to relocate 940,000 survivors

Aug 02, 2014 - 8:00 AM

The government also plans to assist a million homeowners whose houses got damaged due to Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

Philippines finalizes P171-B Yolanda rehab plan

Aug 01, 2014 - 11:31 AM

UPDATED A bulk of the 8 000 page rehabilitation plan is virtually approved by the President Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson tells Rappler

4,000 hectares identified for Haiyan resettlement

Jun 05, 2014 - 6:33 PM

The DENR and DOST identify government land where more than 200 000 displaced families can be resettled

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

Philippines to crowdsource Yolanda watchdog efforts

May 27, 2014 - 1:13 PM

This move should boost the confidence of international donors Rehabilitation Undersecretary Lesley Cordero tells Rappler

PEOPLE WAITING. Hundreds of thousands of families count on government aid 6 months after Yolanda. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

After Yolanda: The straight road to recovery

May 07, 2014 - 3:18 PM

Politics contributes and continues to affect the recovery in Leyte and Samar but it would be a serious mistake if we simplify those failures through a distorted analysis based on blame

6 months later, no final Yolanda rehab plan yet

May 07, 2014 - 1:57 PM

The lack of a Post Disaster Needs Assessment from the NDRRMC is delaying the creation of a final rehabilitation plan for Yolanda

'BORDERING CRIMINAL.' Senator Francis Escudero says after 6 months, the lack of a final rehabilitation plan is already bordering the criminal. Photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

Wanted: Climate-proof energy sector

Apr 20, 2014 - 9:27 PM

Restoring the energy supply is an immediate necessity in a post disaster zone

charging cellphones in tacloban

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