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Ex-PDEA agent arrested for selling P1.5-M worth of shabu in Tacloban

Sep 01, 2017 - 5:52 PM

PDEA Director Edgar Jubay identifies the suspect as Julius Katangkatang a former member of PDEA s technical personnel

Making maps useful for addressing disasters and climate change

Aug 02, 2017 - 6:37 PM

In a time when people are increasingly exposed to the factors of disaster and climate change I believe that usable maps can help people make a difference

UNDERSTANDING MAPS. This is a screenshot of the maps on landslide and flood susceptibility from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Mines and Geosciences Bureau). The maps are in jpeg format, and require considerable work for reuse.

FAST FACTS: Leyte and natural disasters

Jul 07, 2017 - 6:42 PM

Leyte province has had its share of natural disasters over the years

Yolanda Museum to rise in Tacloban 4 years after deadly typhoon

Jun 24, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Part of the Tacloban Astrodome which provided refuge to residents during the onslaught of Haiyan in 2013 will be turned into a museum in Leyte s capital

Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Leyte tells the world to #BreakFree from fossil fuels

Mar 26, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Break Free 2017 a series of peaceful community mobilizations across the Philippines contributing to global actions against fossil fuels culminate in Yolanda hit Leyte

CLEAN ENERGY. Greenpeace activists unfurl a giant banner bearing the words "#BreakFree from fossil fuels" at the iconic San Juanico bridge as a team of cyclists overhead and a team of rowers below led this culminating activity for the week-long Leyte leg of Break Free 2017. All photos from Greenpeace

Local bizmen to gov't: Turn Leyte library into a convention center

Jan 21, 2017 - 9:30 AM

The People s Center and Library used to be a cultural gem in the hometown of then First Lady Imelda Marcos Part of it is now being rented by a Japan surplus shop

FUTURE CONVENTION CENTER? The facade of the People's Library and Center in Tacloban City. All photos by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

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

Protesters in Imelda’s Tacloban: Dig up Marcos remains

Nov 25, 2016 - 11:00 PM

UP Tacloban students and protesters from other sectors say Ferdinand Marcos does not deserve a place in the Heroes’ Cemetery due to the human rights violations committed during his dictatorial reign

Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Leni Robredo on Duterte's 'tasteless remarks'

Nov 09, 2016 - 11:17 AM

Many were bothered and offended by it As we all rightly should says the Vice President a day after President Duterte teased her about her short skirts

Survivors light candles to commemorate Yolanda anniversary

Nov 09, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Survivors come together to create a memorial dedicated to the dead especially those whose bodies were not recovered after the onslaught of the super typhoon

PROCESS OF HEALING. Yolanda survivors come to the memorial to light candles and offer their prayers to their loved ones as a tribute, especially those who were not recovered after the catastrophe. Photo by Chris Billes.

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

At Yolanda anniversary, Duterte teases Robredo about short skirt

Nov 09, 2016 - 12:38 AM

Where she goes I follow She s a widow I m annulled President Duterte says of the Vice President his housing czar to the delight of typhoon survivors in Tacloban

YOLANDA ANNIVERSARY. President Rodrigo Duterte is joined by Vice President Leni Robredo and Tacloban City Mayor Cristina Romualdez during the 3rd year commemoration of Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City on November 8. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

Yolanda survivors to Duterte: We demand justice

Nov 08, 2016 - 4:32 PM

Disaster survivors demand that the current administration address the pervading hunger poverty and militarization in the affected communities

DEMANDING JUSTICE. Fishermen from Serum, Basey in Samar arrive at the Old Jeep Terminal Rizal Avenue in Tacloban City to meet with other protestors joining the people surge. Photos by Catherine Atienza/ Rappler

#RescueMarch in Eastern Visayas commemorates Yolanda

Nov 07, 2016 - 11:54 AM

We learned a lot from Yolanda not just rebuilding lives but rebuilding them better Yolanda provided a benchmark It is the new normal says Office of Civil Defense 8 Regional Director Edgar Posadas

?RESCUERS IN ACTION. Rescuers perform the Mogadishu Walk on their final march to ground zero in Balyuan Grounds, Tacloban City. All photos by Jene-Anne Pangue/ Rappler

Michael Dino: President Duterte’s man in the Visayas

Sep 17, 2016 - 4:50 PM

The first time public servant says I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t believe this administration is our best chance at changing the country

De Lima on Duterte's call to resign: Why should I listen to my persecutor?

Aug 29, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Is there any reason why I should be taking advice from the person who is persecuting and maligning me? says Senator Leila De Lima whom the President urged to hang herself

WHY SHOULD I LISTEN TO HIM? Senator Leila De Lima says there is no need for her to heed the call of her persecutor, President Rodrigo Duterte

Lessons on cash transfers to disaster victims

Aug 25, 2016 - 11:10 AM

An evaluation of Unicef s Unconditional Cash Transfer Program for Yolanda Victims

Businessmen to Tugade: Redirect half of Tacloban flights to Clark

Aug 16, 2016 - 7:56 PM

The proposal also suggests the Department of Transportation DOTr secretary study the possibility of redirecting half of the flights from the entire Visayas to the Clark International Airport

TACLOBAN FLIGHTS. The business community from Samar and Leyte ask the Department of Transportation (DOTr) not to redirect all flights bound for NAIA to Clark. File photo by Rappler

Tacloban artist paints Duterte's portrait using coconut wine

Aug 08, 2016 - 3:33 PM

Aside from using tuba as a medium Yolanda survivor and artist Dante Enage uses his art to raise awareness on relevant issues in society

DSWD to prioritize review of Yolanda rehabilitation projects

Aug 01, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo says anomalies if any will be dealt with appropriately

REVIEW. Social welfare secretary Judy Taguiwalo said they have been reviewing their and services since July 1 with post-Yolanda rebuilding programs on top of their list.

Ex-Tacloban mayor: Yolanda funds not misspent

Jul 31, 2016 - 4:45 PM

The camp of ex mayor Alfred Romualdez says: Kung tutuusin kaya nga kami nasita eh kasi ibinigay po namin ang nararapat lang talaga na para sa kanila

File photo by EPA

Clinton, Yolanda funds, France | 12PM wRap

Jul 29, 2016 - 12:53 PM

Watch Rappler s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Tacloban misspent nearly P1B in Yolanda funds – COA

Jul 29, 2016 - 8:00 AM

UPDATED Ex mayor Alfred Romualdez in response says they gave what people deserved to get and blamed the delays on the national government s stringent rules

TRAGEDY. Super Typhoon Yolanda levels he coast of Leyte in November 2013.

Yolanda survivors gather in support for Duterte's SONA 2016

Jul 26, 2016 - 12:43 PM

Yolanda survivors from different towns of Leyte show their support for President Rodrigo Duterte during his first State of the Nation Address

Power of music: Ending drug dependence in Tacloban City

Jul 17, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Listening to a happy song can lift people’s spirit says Tacloban City Mayor Cristina Gonzalez Romualdez

Photo by by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

The time has come to break free from fossil fuel

May 17, 2016 - 3:06 PM

While we have been so active in climate change negotiations we have to match it with actually protecting and conserving our environment We have all the progressive laws and policies but the problem is implementation

Vote-counting machines break down in Tacloban City

May 09, 2016 - 8:53 PM

In one voting precinct only 165 votes are cast out of the 450 registered voters due to a VCM malfunction

VOTING TIME. In San Jose Elementary School, where most number of voters in Tacloban City are registered, residents prepare to cast their ballots. Photo by Jene-Anne Pangue/ Rappler

Tacloban City RoRo supporters make final push as campaign winds down

May 07, 2016 - 4:37 AM

With only a few days left in the official campaign period supporters of the Liberal Party are hoping to paint Tacloban City yellow

Image courtesy Jene-Anne Pangue / Rappler

Eastern Visayas youth lead campaign for Miriam Santiago

May 07, 2016 - 12:28 AM

Our purpose is to show the Filipino people that Miriam is the true candidate that can make our country progress says Youth for Miriam Head Jonas Lavarrete

STILL FIGHTING. Youth from Eastern Visayas gather for the Walk for Miriam Campaign conducted in Tacloban City on Thursday, May 5. Photo by Chris Billes/ Rappler

Tacloban mayoralty bets differ on Yolanda rehabilitation

May 06, 2016 - 12:40 PM

The mayoralty race in Tacloban heats up as candidates differ on what to do with thousands of families affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda

Marcos hits Roxas: 'Bayani lang sa komiks'

Apr 26, 2016 - 3:34 PM

Vice presidential bet Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr takes potshots at Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas and the Aquino administration during his campaign rally in Tacloban Leyte

WARAYNONS. The Marcoses and the Romualdezes join forces in a campaign rally held Monday night in Balyuan, Tacloban City. Photo by Chris Billes/Rappler

Imelda in E.Visayas: Bring back a Marcos to national government

Apr 26, 2016 - 11:53 AM

Former first lady Imelda Marcos says her son vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr will be the voice of the long abandoned region in the national government

WARAYNONS. The Marcoses and the Romualdezes join forces in a campaign rally held Monday night in Balyuan, Tacloban City. Photo by Jene Anne Pangue/Rappler.com

Roxas tells Leyteños: Don't believe lies about Yolanda

Apr 20, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Barely 3 weeks before election day the administration candidate returns to Leyte for a final appeal for votes

Electric posts in middle of Tacloban road pose safety risk

Apr 19, 2016 - 12:22 PM

UPDATED When a netizen sees a photo of electric posts in the middle of the road he thinks it s a hoax until he sees the posts for himself

From Tacloban to Kidapawan: Blaming the victim

Apr 07, 2016 - 6:30 PM

In perilous times like these anger and a sense of urgency are virtues Anything less is a denial of justice

At Tacloban rally, Binay slams 'shameful' Roxas comic book

Mar 31, 2016 - 5:41 PM

Tacloban residents mostly Yolanda survivors cheer loudly as Vice President Jejomar Binay criticizes his rival s campaign tool

BINAY IN TACLOBAN. VP Binay delivers his campaign speech in a proclamation rally held at Tacloban Astrodome and thanks Taclobanons for the support in the the 2010 election. Photo by Jene-Anne Pangue/Rappler.com

Yolanda rehab workers, survivors weigh in on presidential bets

Mar 18, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Rehabilitation is still ongoing 3 years after the super typhoon devastated Eastern Visayas

WATCH: Al Gore on technology, politics of hate, and Trump

Mar 17, 2016 - 10:08 PM

Part 2 of Rappler executive editor Maria Ressa s interview with former US Vice President Al Gore on climate technology democracy and politics

CLIMATE LEADER. Al Gore hosts the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training attended by about 700 climate advocates from March 14 to 16 in Manila. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

WATCH: Al Gore on coal, climate change, and Tacloban

Mar 17, 2016 - 9:40 AM

Part 1 of the wide ranging interview by Rappler executive editor Maria Ressa with former US Vice President Al Gore on climate technology democracy and politics

epa05210727 Former US Vice President and environmental activist Al Gore gestures to the audience during his presentation at the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, 14 March 2016. The Climate Reality Leadership Corps training is part of the Climate Reality Project founded and chaired by Al Gore committed to solving the climate crisis. On 12 March, Al Gore visited a mass grave in Tacloban which was hit by the strongest typhoon, Haiyan in November 2013 killing more than 6,300 people. The Philippines Climate Reality Leadership Corps training will be held from 14-16 March. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

Duterte-Cayetano's promise of change for Haiyan's ground zero

Mar 15, 2016 - 8:01 PM

Will the 1 15 million voters in Leyte province go for the Duterte Cayetano tandem’s brand of change?

Crowd in Tacloban cheers as Duterte pokes fun at Roxas, Binay

Mar 15, 2016 - 4:38 PM

He cannot handle a crisis says Duterte of Roxas who led Yolanda relief efforts from Tacloban City in the days right after the storm hit land

DUTERTE IN TACLOBAN. Rodrigo Duterte addresses a crowd of thousands at the Remedios Trinidad-Romualdez Plaza in Tacloban City. Screenshot from Rappler video

Poe overtakes Binay, SMC-Telstra deal, Al Gore | 12PM wRap

Mar 14, 2016 - 12:07 PM

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Poe, Escudero: 'Unconditional' cash transfer for victims

Feb 27, 2016 - 12:41 PM

Escudero says he and Poe will continue the administration s CCT program but offer livelihood to beneficiaries and unconditional assistance to typhoon victims

AID AND SUPPORT. The Poe-Escudero tandem woo voters in Tacloban City. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio

WATCH: 6 degrees of separation between Maria Ozawa & Ferdinand Marcos

Feb 25, 2016 - 4:00 AM

Only 6 people separate the Japanese adult star and the dictator

Tacloban against Mar? 'Concocted by rivals'

Jan 22, 2016 - 8:01 PM

LP standard bearer Mar Roxas also dismisses Davao Mayor Rody Duterte s latest tirades against him over his supposed incompetence in the aftermath of Yolanda

MARKET VISIT. Mar Roxas visits the Tacloban City Public Market on Friday, January 22. Photo from Korina Sanchez-Roxas' Facebook page

The Edgardos

Dec 21, 2015 - 4:00 PM

This is Tacloban two years after Yolanda and the story of two brothers Edgardo II and Edgardo Jr who lived and laughed by the sea until the day the sky fell

Al Gore to Filipinos: Yolanda taught world about climate crisis

Dec 09, 2015 - 4:29 PM

Gore tells Rappler at COP21: We are beginning to win this struggle

INCONVENIENT TRUTH. Former US Vice President and Climate Reality Project chairman Al Gore talks to Filipinos on the sidelines of the climate conference in Paris on  December 8. Photo from Dean Tony La Viña's Facebook page

The Mayors of Tacloban

Nov 11, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Cristina Gonzales Romualdez and Councilor Neil Glova seek the mayoral post of Tacloban in 2016

Photo by Carlo Gabuco

Yolanda can make us better

Nov 09, 2015 - 12:06 AM

There is life after Yolanda but let us start our new life right Value the things that are essential the things that last and always put love in your hearts

STANDING AMIDST THE RUBBLE. Despite sustaining damage, the Palo Metropolitan Cathedral remains upright. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz.

VLOG: Binay, opposition lead Typhoon Yolanda commemoration

Nov 08, 2015 - 11:39 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay visits typhoon hit Leyte to campaign and to check on the condition of the survivors

POLITICAL EVENT? Vice President Jejomar Binay and his UNA senatorial candidates attend the unveiling of the Anibong Memorial Marker in Tacloban City on November 7, 2015. to commemorate Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler