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How a small Samar town survived deadly storm surges

Apr 02, 2015 - 1:01 PM

As the country prepares for Typhon Chedeng learn how a coastal town in Samar successfully weathered Typhoon Ruby by capitalizing on organized response as well as timely specific and localized early warning information

Disaster risk reduction in Camotes: The Purok system

Jun 02, 2014 - 4:05 PM

Community preparedeness in Camotes Island is done by tapping into the towns purok system

San Francisco: The island where all survived

May 31, 2014 - 9:46 AM

Rappler visits San Francisco town in the Camotes Islands famed for its zero casualty during Typhoon Yolanda to find out what they re doing right

PUROK SYSTEM. The purok, a government unit smaller than a barangay, was instrumental in the zero casualty count of San Francisco town in the Camotes Islands. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Sex, lies, videotape in Cinemalaya 2013

Jul 26, 2013 - 5:20 PM

This year s film festival is quite a departure from advocacy cinema