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Volunteer for Agos today

Sep 12, 2018 - 4:02 PM

MovePH is looking for Agos volunteers who will help gather critical information in times of disasters

DILG's Boracay plan: 6-month state of calamity, 2-month business shutdown

Feb 28, 2018 - 7:16 PM

DILG Officer-in-charge Eduardo Año says the declaration will 'hasten' the island's recovery from intense commercialization

IN CALAMITY? Boracay is one of the most popular beach destinations in the Philippines. File photo by Boy Ryan Zabal

WATCH: What Duterte promised mayors in Vinta-hit Lanao del Norte

Dec 27, 2017 - 10:24 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte vows to fast-track rehabilitation in Vinta-hit areas, but are the funds for handling disasters in 2017 enough?

VINTA DAMAGE. Severe Tropical Storm Vinta damages bridges in Lanao del Norte province including this one that leads to a remote village in Munai town. Photo courtesy of Ninoy Castro/DSWD

LOOK: A time to give hope as Marawi City gets back on its feet

Dec 22, 2017 - 8:20 PM

UNHCR advocate Atom Araullo joins the UN Refugee Agency in a visit to a community that was affected by the Marawi crisis. Here are some photos from their humanitarian mission.

RESILIENCE. UNHCR Advocate and broadcast journalist Atom Araullo shares a light moment with Moreg Sarakan, a 100-year-old Maranao woman who fled Marawi when fighting erupted in May 2017. Araullo first met the grandmother at the Buru-un Evacuation Center in July. He returned to the camp this December to visit her. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/UNHCR   RESILIENCE. UNHCR Advocate and broadcast journalist Atom Araullo shares a light moment with Moreg Sarakan, a 100-year-old Maranao woman who fled Marawi when fighting erupted last May. Araullo first met the grandmother at the Buru-un Evacuation Center last July. He returned to the camp this December to visit her. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/UNHCR

Kids, parents learn how to recognize Marawi bombs that didn't explode

Dec 12, 2017 - 6:30 PM

As Marawi residents head back home, they are taught how to recognize improvised explosive devices that the armed conflict left behind

Photo by Ana Santos/Rappler

Robin Padilla leads civic movement for Marawi recovery: 'The battle has just begun'

Oct 27, 2017 - 12:32 PM

The actor and peace advocate launches 'Tindig Marawi', a movement that aims to gather support from individuals, corporations, and organizations for the rebuilding efforts in Marawi City

RECOVERY. An elderly Maranao woman is flanked by her grandchildren in Al-Qayriya Madrasa, an evacuation center in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

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

DSWD to give early recovery interventions to Batangas Clash victims

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:38 PM

The DSWD Calabarzon field office already responded by sending non-food items, composing of 500 pieces of malong, sleeping mats, and kitchen utensils

EARLY RECOVERY. DSWD will provide early recovery interventions to the Batangas Clash IDPs

Corporate foundation donates 4,300 school kits to Marawi students

Oct 07, 2017 - 8:24 PM

Former education secretary Brother Armin Luistro and former education undersecretary Rey Laguda go to Marawi and Lanao del Sur to turn over books and school kits to students

BOOKS. Philippine Business for Social Progress donated books and school kits to students in Marawi City and Lanao del Sur. Photo by Rey Laguda

DSWD conducts relief operations for people displaced by Maring

Sep 13, 2017 - 10:50 AM

The welfare department says at least 221 families or 924 persons were affected by the heavy downpour and flooding caused by Maring which hit Luzon as a tropical depression

#MARINGPH. Commuters and motorists brave the knee-deep flood due to heavy rains brought by TD Maring along Evacom in Las Piñas City on September 12, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Information management vital for Marawi recovery – UN OCHA

Aug 01, 2017 - 5:30 PM

UN OCHA launches an online platform to help local government units and NGOs learn the needs of those affected by the armed conflict

MARAWI CLASH. ARMY soldiers stood watch as they hold their position near the shoreline of Lake Lanao in Marawi City on Thursday, June 22,2017. the soldiers are holding the shorelines to prevent fleeing members of Maute group. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

How an entrepreneur turned a 'public enemy' into a money-making resource

Jul 30, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The water hyacinth considered a public enemy for clogging waterways and causing severe flooding is now being transformed into useful products by a Laguna community thanks to a Los Baños entrepreneur

Greek holiday island battles to recover from deadly quake

Jul 22, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The quake strikes at the height of the tourism season Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meanwhile warns against dramatizing the issue

AFTERMATH. Firefighters walk past a bar where two tourists died on the island of Kos following a 6.7 magnitude earthquake which struck the region on July 21, 2017. Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

DBM to release P5 billion for Marawi rehab in 2017

Jul 14, 2017 - 1:52 PM

The Department of Budget and Management says funds for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Marawi City will be released following a multi year scheme

MARAWI REHAB. The budget department allots at least P15 billion for 2017 and 2018 for Marawi recovery and rehabilitation efforts. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

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Jul 03, 2017 - 9:45 PM

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How the Duterte administration is fast-tracking Yolanda recovery

Jun 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM

President Duterte has criticized the past government for the slow rehab of Eastern Visayas What happens when he tells agencies he is getting impatient?

FAST-TRACKED. President Rodrigo Duterte said he wanted Yolanda relief efforts to be finished by the end of 2017.

NDRRMC to ask P78-B more from Congress for recovery efforts

Mar 14, 2017 - 5:21 PM

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council only about P5 8 billion is left of the NDRRMC fund which is not enough to fund recovery needs

WATCH: Phivolcs explains strong Surigao quake

Feb 13, 2017 - 12:55 AM

Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum discusses the science behind the February 10 tremor and how the affected communities should deal with the disaster

CRACKS. Motorists pass a building damaged by the strong earthquake that struck Surigao City on February 10, 2017. Photo by Erwin Mascariñas/AFP

WATCH: How Miss Universe, CordAid helped Yolanda-hit village build back better

Feb 08, 2017 - 4:45 PM

Pia Wurtzbach s recent visit to an indigenous community in Palawan showcases the success of a rehabilitation project after Yolanda

Facebook can soon unlock websites you've been locked out of

Jan 31, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Delegated Recovery is an account recovery feature that will allow users to prepare encrypted recovery tokens to regain access to sites they may have lost access to

Groups collaborate to prevent diarrhea outbreak in Catanduanes

Jan 03, 2017 - 9:41 AM

The Humanitarian Response Consortium HRC installs a water bladder and distributes Aqua tablets in typhoon hit community to improve water safety in typhoon hit communities

China sends condolences to PH over Typhoon Nina victims

Jan 02, 2017 - 1:20 PM

China is ready to provide emergency assistance Chinese President Xi Jinping assures President Rodrigo Duterte

AFFECTED POPULATION. Typhoon Nina, which made landfall on Christmas Day, affected over 1.5 million people or 326,632 families in Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Region 5, and Region 8. Photo by Jerome Ruiz Berja

Oriental Mindoro takes stock of Typhoon Nina damage

Dec 31, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The typhoon inflicted casualties damage to agriculture and infrastructure and left many people in Oriental Mindoro still without electricity as they welcome the new year

COMMUNICATION. Municipalities in Oriental Mindoro set up charging stations in the aftermath of Typhoon Nina

In post-Christmas greeting, JM de Guzman says he's recovering

Dec 28, 2016 - 8:57 PM

A year after he was last seen on our screens the actor takes to social media to assure his fans that he will be back soon

Screengrab from Instagram/@1migueldeguzman

New Zealand, PRC inaugurate relief warehouse in Tacloban

Dec 15, 2016 - 2:34 PM

The center is part of New Zealand s P159 million donation to the Philippine Red Cross for disaster recovery

WILLING TO HELP. New Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines David Strachan (L) and Philippine Red Cross Secretary-General Oscar Palabyab (R) officially open the new disaster logistics warehouse in Tacloban. Photo by Jazmin Romero/ Rappler

25,000 Yolanda survivors in Aklan appeal for gov't help

Nov 09, 2016 - 3:17 PM

In a solidarity march held to commemorate the 3rd year anniversary of Yolanda in Aklan some 4 000 survivors of Rise Up Aklan converge to ask the government for help

NEED HELP. Yolanda survivors march in Aklan to ask the national government for the housing assistance promised to them by the provincial government. Photo by by Boy Ryan Zabal/ Rappler

Duterte orders fast-tracking of Yolanda shelter aid

Nov 09, 2016 - 12:48 AM

The President says he wants the housing aid for Yolanda victims completed by December

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is joined by Vice-President and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Secretary Maria Leonor Robredo, Leyte Governor Leopoldo Petilla, and Tacloban City Mayor Cristina Romualdez as he leads the candle-lighting ceremony during the 3rd year commemoration of Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City on November 8. Photo by Karl Alonzo/Presidential Photo

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

#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

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

Caritas Philippines readies P2 million for typhoon Lawin families

Oct 22, 2016 - 4:11 PM

Caritas Manila is ready to distribute relief goods to Tabuk Kalinga and Apayao

MAN VS NATURE. A man surveys the remains of his house after it was destroyed by super typhoon Haima in Cabagan town, Isabela province, north of Manila on October 20, 2016. Photo credits: Ted Aljibe/AFP

#LawinPH: Road to recovery begins

Oct 22, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Typhoon Lawin left at least 9 dead and 3 missing with thousands more lives interrupted Now the process of rehabilitation and recovery begins

HARD ROAD AHEAD. A family gathers their belongings along a highway after their house was destroyed by super typhoon Haima, in San Pablo town, Isabela province, north of Manila on October 20, 2016. Photo credits: Ted Aljibe/AFP

VIDEO: Aftermath of Typhoon Karen in Baler, Aurora

Oct 16, 2016 - 1:04 PM

Aurora is among the provinces that conducted preemptive and forced evacuations in high risk areas beginning Saturday afternoon

#ReliefPH: Catholic Church launches solidarity appeal for Batanes

Oct 05, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The typhoon hit province still needs food shelter water and non food items says NASSA Caritas Philippines national director Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona

WATCH: Zero casualty: Government reaches isolated Batanes island

Sep 18, 2016 - 8:24 PM

We will treat rehabilitation in Batanes with urgency’ says Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad NDRRMC chief

BATANES DESTRUCTION. Photo courtesy of Ricardo Jalad

‘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

Inside the brain of a drug user

Aug 19, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Psychiatrists say the effect of drugs on the brain could be so damaging as to cause paranoia even months after a person has already stopped using the substance

War on drugs: Rehabilitation must be more than a knee-jerk reaction

Aug 18, 2016 - 4:12 PM

But with more drug users surrendering by the day government cannot afford to tarry in providing much needed interventions for Filipinos who ve made the first step away from drugs

REHABILITATION. Filipino suspected drug users and pushers participate in exercises after voluntarily surrendering in Manila, Philippines, July 15, 2016. File photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

Where recovery starts

Aug 07, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Chuck was a former trainee of the center Trainee not patient is what they call those who undergo their program He has had a long history with substance abuse one that is not yet and will never be over he said

Livelihood scheme teaches Yolanda survivors better financial management

Jul 10, 2016 - 1:04 PM

Community Managed Savings and Credit Association or COMSCA is a community managed initiative where groups in the community mobilize and manage their own savings and provide loans to members

NORMALCY. Typhoon Yolanda survivors in Estancia, Iloilo attend a program on financial management. Photo by Ted Aldwin Ong/ Rappler

Fisherfolk of Naborot Island find hope in seaweeds

May 26, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Amid the effects of El Nino seaweed production help the fisherfolk community of Naborot Island to recover from Super Typhoon Yolanda

FISHERFOLKS. Women members harvest seaweeds while it's low tide. Photos from Dennis Amata

Global recovery 'too weak, too fragile' – IMF chief

Apr 05, 2016 - 11:00 PM

Christine Lagarde hints the International Monetary Fund will cut its global growth forecast for the year amid increasing risks

epa05244579 International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde attends during a conference at the House of Finance of the university in Frankfurt, Germany, 05 April 2016. IMF Director Lagarde is holding a lecture in Frankfurt on 05 April with welcome remarks by Bundesbank president Weidmann. EPA/BORIS ROESSLER

WATCH: Digital communications as tools for climate action

Mar 16, 2016 - 1:35 PM

This session of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training will teach the fundamentals on participating collaborating and partnering online

PANEL DISCUSSION. Philippine Red Cross secretary general Gwen Pang, e-Bayanihan lead developer John Noel Victorino, Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation communications officer Migel Estoque, MovePH director Zak Yuson, and MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz discuss online and onground platforms for climate action. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PH exports fall by 3.9% in January 2016

Mar 10, 2016 - 4:37 PM

NEDA attributes the decline to weak global recovery and warns that it may continue

Lamar Odom continues on road to recovery

Jan 09, 2016 - 1:48 PM

Former NBA champion Lamar Odom will continue his miraculous recovery at a new rehab facility his family said in a statement

RECOVERY. Lamar Odom, seen during a FIBA World Basketball championship preliminary round match in 2010, was found unconscious last year in a brothel following a 4-day binge. Photo by Kerim Okten/EPA

Farmers, fisherfolk: Portraits of resilience after Yolanda

Jan 05, 2016 - 4:57 PM

Agriculture in the areas damaged by Yolanda are on the path to recovery by learning more advanced farming techniques

RECOVERY. With a larger role in the value chain, Marife Jalbay and other members of the Abejao Farmers Association in Salcedo, Eastern Samar, now enjoy improved incomes from producing cassava chips. Image courtesy of R. Cabrera/FAO