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IN PHOTOS: A Quezon City restaurant becomes a shelter for the homeless

Mar 22, 2020 - 12:08 PM

Closed for the duration of the Luzon-wide lockdown, Popburri turns itself into a temporary home for street-dwellers who have nowhere to go amid the coronavirus outbreak

Popburi, a one-a-half year old cafe owned by Camille Dowling Ibanez, is a shelter for the homeless during the enhanced community quarantine. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Some U.S. migrant children shelters accused of violations – report

Jun 21, 2018 - 4:24 PM

The new report cites government and other reports for accusations of physical and sexual abuse, and violations of standards for children's safety and care. The alleged breaches occur at privately-run shelters where migrant children receive long-term housing.

TENT ENCAMPMENT. Children and workers are seen at a tent encampment recently built near the Tornillo Port of Entry on June 19, 2018 in Tornillo, Texas. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

In Quezon City, ‘bamboo houses’ shelter children with disabilities

Nov 01, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Families of young PWDs are prioritized in this project because they are in most need of a decent house

DECENT HOME. The Vincentian Foundation believes children with disabilities are the most in need of decent housing. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Ombudsman fines ex-Daanbantayan mayor over Yolanda aid distribution

Oct 09, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Former Daanbantayan, Cebu mayor Augusto Corro initially disqualified residents of a 'no-build zone' from receiving financial aid, but it is later found that their area is not considered a danger zone

YOLANDA FUNDS. The Office of the Ombudsman finds a former mayor of Cebu guilty of simple neglect of duty for unclear guidelines in the qualifications for a financial assistance. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bangladesh to build 14,000 shelters for Rohingya

Sep 16, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Bangladesh authorities says they will build a massive camp on an 800-hectare plant for homeless Rohingya Muslim refugees

ROHINGYA. This picture taken on May 14, 2015 shows Rohingya migrants on a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

BIR-Del Monte tax issue: More questions than answers

Aug 02, 2017 - 1:01 PM

After two hearings Congress still has no adequate answers as to why the BIR accepted P65 4 million to settle 3 years of tax discrepancies valued at P8 7 billion

Real talk from real parents: How do you raise strong kids?

Apr 07, 2017 - 5:56 PM

Letting your kids face the world on their own builds character

Roundtable: Nurturing #StrongNotSheltered kids

Mar 24, 2017 - 12:33 PM

How do you raise tough confident kids who know how to face the world? Watch our roundtable discussion on March 24 12nn onwards

Guatemala begins burying 36 girls killed in shelter fire

Mar 11, 2017 - 9:07 AM

Another 10 patients are in critical condition with burns to all of their body and severe damage to their lungs and throat Few are expected to live according to the director of a hospital in Guatemala

AFTER THE FIRE. Marta Lidia Garcia (C) cries over the coffin of her 17-year-old daughter Siona Hernandez, who died in a fire at a state-run shelter, during her funeral at the general cemetery in Guatemala City on March 10, 2017. Photo by Johan Ordonez/AFP

Guatemala mourns 35 girls killed in shelter fire

Mar 10, 2017 - 3:20 PM

An investigation is underway to determine the exact circumstances and attribute criminal responsibility

People take part in a protest at the Square of the Constitution in Guatemala City on March 9, 2017, following the death of 34 girls in a recent fire at a government-run children's shelter in San Jose Pinula, east of the capital.  Johan Ordonez/AFP

Guatemala in mourning after blaze kills 29 girls in shelter

Mar 09, 2017 - 8:00 AM

3rd UPDATE The blaze is believed to have started during disturbances in the packed center which holds nearly double the 400 people it was designed to house

Police stand guard as forensic personnel work at the children's shelter Virgen de la Asuncion after a fire at the facility killed at least 19 people, in San Jose Pinula, about 30km east of Guatemala City, on March 8, 2017. Johan Ordonez/AFP

Over 500 houses damaged in Mindanao quake

Feb 11, 2017 - 5:57 PM

This Office of Civil Defense describes the earthquake damage in Surigao as ‘extensive and widespread

DAMAGED STRUCTURE. Aftermath from the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that rocked Surigao City on February 10. Contributed photo

Sharing hope to millions of refugees with shelter from the bitter cold

Dec 15, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Can you imagine facing the winter in a makeshift shelter with little or no heating? This is the reality for refugee families as winter hits Without dry and sturdy shelter they are at risk of hypothermia and pneumonia

827 Yolanda families relocated to new homes – Palace

Dec 06, 2016 - 7:50 PM

More families are expected to move into their new houses before Christmas according to the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas

NEW HOMES. Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino visits homes of newly-relocated Yolanda-affected families. Photo by Kevin Maglinte/OPAV

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: P10,000 each for Yolanda survivors who have yet to get shelter aid

Nov 09, 2016 - 10:00 AM

DSWD explains that the amount is not emergency shelter assistance but a valid response to the clamor of families who were denied of their right to the assistance

RECOVERY. Protesters voice out what they think should have been addressed three years after Yolanda. Photo by Catherine Atienza/ Rappler

DSWD: 62% of core shelters yet to be built 3 years after Yolanda

Nov 07, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Social Welfare Assistant Secretary Aleli Bawagan says it is shameful that the government has not yet provided these houses promised to typhoon survivors

DSWD eyes new guidelines on shelter aid grant to disaster victims

Nov 04, 2016 - 8:07 PM

The new guidelines will help facilitate the speedier release of emergency shelter assistance to disaster victims

DSWD orders immediate release of shelter aid for Lawin survivors

Oct 23, 2016 - 11:16 AM

UPDATED Secretary Judy Taguiwalo orders DSWD field offices in affected areas to immediately provide emergency shelter assistance ESA to expedite the rebuilding of the damaged shelters

HANDS ON. On October 21, DSWD Sec Judy Taguiwalo, speaking to Super Typhoon Lawin survivors and local officials in Cagayan province, gives assurances that emergency shelter assistance will be provided 'within a month and not 3 years'. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/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

Disaster-resilient evacuation center rises in Guiuan, E. Samar

Apr 26, 2016 - 9:59 AM

The community evacuation center is the first in a network of similar disaster resilient facilities in Eastern Samar

Image courtesy UNICEF / IOM

Peringatan tsunami di Mentawai dicabut, warga kembali ke rumah

Mar 03, 2016 - 1:22 AM

Gelombang tsunami yang terdeteksi tidak besar yakni di ketinggian 10 dan 5 centimeter

Warga mengungsi setelah terjadinya gempa berpotensi tsunami di Kota Padang, Sumatera Barat, Rabu (2/3). BMKG merilis gempa berkekuatan 7,8 Skala Richter pada pukul 19.49 WIB mengguncang Kabupaten Kepulauan Mentawai dan berpotensi tsunami sehingga membuat kepanikan warga dan mengungsi ke tempat yang lebih tinggi. Foto oleh Iggoy el Fitra/ANTARA

Yolanda rehab: Only 30% complete as 2016 begins

Dec 31, 2015 - 2:24 PM

The Philippines targets to complete most of the ongoing projects by 2016 or 3 years after Yolanda hit the country

MORE TO DO. The Philippine government still has a ton to accomplish, two years after Typhoon Yolanda struck the country in 2013. File photo by Rappler

JGTC Festival hadir kembali

Oct 10, 2015 - 3:44 PM

Jazz Goes to Campus ke 38 akan dimeriahkan oleh artis asal Australia Lenka

LENKA. Penyanyi hits 'Trouble is a Friend' ini akan menjadi salah satu pengisi acara JGTC Festival ke-38 November mendatang. Foto dari

‘Lending a paw’ is easier than you think

Aug 24, 2015 - 6:40 PM

Take a photo with your pet and help another animal in need

Standing strong amidst disasters and wars

May 19, 2015 - 10:00 AM

How safe water and resilient shelters ensure a community s recovery

CHILDREN AND WARS. While many villagers in Mabini have grown used to the realities of armed conflict, children are still in fear whenever they hear gunshots during clashes.

Families in Tacloban to receive housing aid

Apr 25, 2015 - 11:16 PM

The national government has provided P315 million intended for families whose houses were partially damaged due to the onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda more than a year ago

REBUILDING. The Tacloban city government is pressed to find land for houses that need to be built. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

After Frederico: 'No more children at RAC'

Feb 27, 2015 - 11:00 AM

The Reception and Action Center in Manila can only resume its operations after meeting standards of government run residential facilities

Probe of Frederico’s former shelter pushed in House

Feb 26, 2015 - 12:52 PM

Aside from Manila s Reception and Action Center RAC lawmakers also want to look into the state of all other child shelters in the country

CHILDREN'S WELFARE. A poster used by NGOs and children's rights advocates during a protest calling for the closure of Manila RAC. All photos from Bahay Tuluyan

Manila gives in to citizens' call to protect street kids

Nov 12, 2014 - 4:43 PM

A photo of a nearly lifeless street kid sparks outrage online and prompts the Manila Mayor to take action but will he keep his promise?

IN PHOTOS: Alone #AfterYolanda

Nov 08, 2014 - 6:52 PM

Unicef says 66 children lost one or both parents in the disaster – and they’re still struggling to cope with the memory of what happened that day

Why they say yes to no-build zones

Nov 08, 2014 - 12:15 PM

Several families in Tacloban continue saying yes to no build zones because they feel that they have no other choice for now

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/

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

Finally, Aquino approves Yolanda rehabilitation plan

Oct 30, 2014 - 6:45 AM

UPDATED The go signal comes nearly a year after Yolanda and almost 3 months after Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson submitted the plan to the President

WAITING FOR HELP. Children play along the shore in Tacloban, which was devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) nearly a year ago, on October 17, 2014. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

#AfterYolanda: Shelter for the elderly

Oct 03, 2014 - 11:16 AM

During disasters the elderly are most at risk of being left behind or can end up isolated in evacuation centers

New home: A birthday gift for a young Yolanda survivor

Aug 21, 2014 - 9:24 PM

Yolanda destroys 1 1 million houses leaving 4 million people homeless

A wake up call for the sheltered

Jul 16, 2014 - 4:11 PM

Typhoons used to mean a happy day off from school; but my perspective has changed a lot since those pampered days

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

Melbourne city center aims to be smoke-free by 2016

May 15, 2014 - 3:58 PM

Melbourne city councillor Richard Foster says overwhelming support to extend smoke free areas followed from a test in The Causeway one of Australia s busy streets

CONVERSATION: 6 months after Yolanda, where are we now?

May 07, 2014 - 6:38 PM

Ask DSWD and NGOs about the latest updates on their post Yolanda recovery programs

Women inmates make solar-powered lamps for Yolanda shelters

Apr 24, 2014 - 7:46 PM

Most of the big contributions in Yolanda relief aren t from big people or big names The real heroes are the nameless and the faceless says social entrepreneur Illac Diaz

GIVING LIGHT. An inmate of the Correctional Institute for Women in Mandaluyong attaches a frame to a solar panel which will be used to power lamps in Haiyan shelters. All photos by Pia Ranada/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

World Vision carries on recovery programs in Bohol

Mar 29, 2014 - 1:39 PM

World Vision transitions to recovery phase to provide housing materials for 500 households in the municipalities of Maribojoc and Antequera

PATIENCE. Families prepare the layout of their house for their soon-to-be newly built house. “Our challenge is really the rain. I hope it will stop so we can continuously construct our house. We can’t wait to experience a good night’s sleep which we haven’t felt for few months now,” 57-year-old Sozima says. Photos by World Vision

The Overly Attached Girlfriend and other women-themed memes

Mar 08, 2014 - 12:15 PM

Some of the most prominent women themed memes making the rounds of cyberspace: do the stereotypes ring true or are grossly unfair?

Help for Haiyan survivors from Singapore, with love

Mar 02, 2014 - 11:11 AM

This March a 30 minute documentary that highlights a concert for a cause and the situation in Haiyan affected areas will be aired in Singapore

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