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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

Lawmakers told: Substandard materials used in post-Yolanda housing

Sep 06, 2017 - 12:45 PM

A House committee looks into the progress – or lack thereof – of housing projects for Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan survivors

SLOW PACE. Legislators visit a post-Yolanda housing site in Hernani, Eastern Samar. Photo courtesy of the House committee on housing and urban development

Duterte creates task force to speed up Yolanda rehab

Aug 10, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The task force headed by Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr is designed to improve coordination between government agencies implementing Yolanda projects

Bring disaster preparedness down to communities – DILG exec

Jul 09, 2017 - 8:35 AM

DILG undersecretary Austere Panadero says it is crucial to bring preparation down to the community and family levels

Day 2 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Leyte and natural disasters

Jul 07, 2017 - 6:42 PM

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

Duterte: 200,000 Yolanda victims to get free housing

Feb 08, 2017 - 7:59 PM

The decision to award free housing to 205 000 beneficiaries is reached in a National Housing Authority board meeting chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte

HOUSING PROGRAMS. President Rodrigo Duterte is assisted by Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evaso, Jr. and Tacloban City Mayor Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez in awarding housing grants and various livelihood assistance programs to the Typhoon Yolanda-stricken communities in Tacloban City on January 25, 2017. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

Gov't eyes 'stronger' disaster management agency to replace NDRRMC

Jan 12, 2017 - 9:56 PM

If Congress approves the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council NDRRMC will be replaced by an independent agency called the Civil Defense Authority CDA

SECOND MEETING. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council holds its second meeting under the Duterte administration on January 12, 2017 in Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Photo by Toni Zuniga

Bambuhay: How bamboo weaving helped jumpstart a community's recovery from Yolanda

Dec 25, 2016 - 3:12 PM

Super Typhoon Yolanda destroyed the bamboo used by traditional weavers in Busuanga Caritas Philippines launches a livelihood program to revive the local bamboo weaving industry

Duterte taps Wendel Avisado for Yolanda rehabilitation

Dec 17, 2016 - 10:13 PM

Avisado was former Davao City administrator from 2004 to 2010 when Rodrigo Duterte was also mayor

SM, donors build 1,000 houses for families affected by Haiyan

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:26 PM

The project is fully and privately funded by donations coming from SM s lot donors tenants business partners employees and the community

Yolanda survivors hit planned demolition of homes in coastal areas

Nov 17, 2016 - 5:35 PM

They say proposed relocation sites in northern barangays are too far from the city center and have inadequate facilities

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

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

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

Robredo eyes completion of Yolanda housing by 2018

Nov 07, 2016 - 5:35 PM

The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council reports that only around 4 000 families have occupied permanent housing as of September this year

IN NUMBERS: 3 years after Super Typhoon Yolanda

Nov 07, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Three years into recovery and rehabilitation efforts in affected areas what has happened since?

RECOVERY. A wooden motorized boat sails past rebuilt houses that cover the coastline which were destroyed at the height of typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban City, Leyte on November 2, 2015. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

#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

Water sanitation 'crucial' for new resettlement areas

Sep 11, 2016 - 1:45 PM

An aid group working on post Yolanda rehabilitation project says clean water sanitation is usually overlooked in disaster hit areas

CLEAN WATER. Residents in the island-village of Taloto-an enjoy clean water from the solar filtration system built by Iloilo CODE and Christian Aid. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

What did the UN do for PH? Disaster response, health programs, and more

Aug 23, 2016 - 9:38 PM

The Philippines has been a beneficiary of different United Nations programs for many years especially after Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

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

Mar 14, 2016 - 12:07 PM

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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

Poe disqualified, PH unemployment, migrant crisis | 12PM wRap

Dec 11, 2015 - 2:41 PM

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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

Typhoon Haiyan, pork barrel scam, Myanmar elections | 12PM wRap

Nov 09, 2015 - 1:38 PM

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IN NUMBERS: Helping farmers, fishers 2 years after Haiyan

Nov 08, 2015 - 8:43 AM

Only 12 of debris affected farmlands have been cleared but the target number of boats to be given to fishermen was exceeded

PICKING UP AFTER. A coconut farmer helps clear up debris in Leyte in 2014. Photo by Crislyn Felisilda/World Vision

IN PHOTOS: The faces of climate change

Nov 07, 2015 - 9:07 PM

In the faces of Yolanda s victims and heroes we see reflected the experiences of all others who face typhoons and other calamities

Binay: Yolanda rehab a 'management disaster'

Nov 07, 2015 - 1:52 PM

UPDATED Binay tells typhoon victims Alam ko Dama ko Laki ho ako sa mahirap I know it I feel it I grew up poor

Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Filipino couple finds love, hope among typhoon misery

Nov 07, 2015 - 1:40 PM

Two years after the monster storm devastated the coastal city of Tacloban killing thousands Juvelyn Luana has a new partner a new son and a shack far from the deadly shore

TWO YEARS AFTER. This photo taken on November 2, 2015, shows a young boy looking from a mountain overlooking downtown Tacloban City, Leyte province, central Philippines, ahead of the two-year anniversary of the devastating typhoon Haiyan. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

IN NUMBERS: 2 years after Typhoon Yolanda

Nov 07, 2015 - 10:01 AM

Two years after Typhoon Yolanda hit Eastern Visayas and nearby areas what has been done to make sure survivors get back on their feet?

POOR AND HOMELESS. Makeshift tents for poor families that have lost everything due to Super Typhoon Yolanda. File photo by EPA

#TheLeaderIWant: Jericho Petilla and power

Nov 04, 2015 - 1:32 PM

The former energy chief runs for the Senate after his resignation from the Cabinet

Roxas on global threats: West PH Sea, resources, climate change, ISIS

Nov 03, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas talks about global threats the West Philippine Sea and why the Bangsamoro basic law needs to be passed

GLOBAL ISSUES. Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas talks West Philippine Sea, ISIS, and Climate Change with Rappler. Photo by Beth Frondoso/Rappler

PH hunger, disaster funds, Myanmar elections | 6PM wRap

Nov 02, 2015 - 7:53 PM

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P385M in donations for disaster victims unused since 2008

Nov 01, 2015 - 9:00 AM

State auditors say the Office of Civil Defense OCD received more than P466 million in donations but has spent only P81 million over the last 7 years

DEVASTATED. COA says millions in donations have yet to reach victims of Typhoon Yolanda.

Typhoon-hit Philippine island rebuilding fast: UN

Sep 15, 2015 - 7:59 PM

A UN official says that the Philippines which suffered the wrath of the most powerful storm ever to hit land in 2013 could complete its rebuilding in as little as two years

DANGER ZONE. Months after the onslaught of Super Typhoon Haiyan, young people sit in Tacloban sit on one of 10 ships swept inland in this photo shot on 25 Aug 2014. Photo by Patricia Evangelista / Rappler

Why this 10-year-old feels prepared for the next typhoon

Aug 05, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Felicity Lumongsod has experienced typhoons her entire life But this typhoon season she s more prepared to face disasters

 Jennina Lanza/World Vision

COA questions Guiuan's P1.148 M disaster fund expenses

Jun 21, 2015 - 7:27 PM

Municipal officials in the town badly hit by Typhoon Yolanda in 2013 may face sanctions for failing to submit documents explaining how the local disaster fund was used

WHERE DID IT GO? The Commission on Audit wants Guiuan officials to expenses from the local disaster fund that are unaccounted for. EPA file photo

New classrooms, new hope for Yolanda survivors

Jun 17, 2015 - 7:01 PM

Help doesn’t need to be done with the money It can be done in many different ways

RENEWED HOPE. Students of Lipata Lamputong Elementary School will now be able to use the classrooms reconstructed through the collaboration of Embracing the World and the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation. Photo by Santosh Miyazawa

Disaster-resilient classrooms in Aklan

Jun 10, 2015 - 11:03 AM

In good weather these classrooms are where the young minds of Aklan are molded But in times of disaster they re shelter for those who lost their homes

PH climate campaigner launches global pilgrimage

Jun 05, 2015 - 12:05 PM

Sano is leading a People s Pilgrimage culminating in a 60 day trek to Paris for a United Nations summit in December

YEB SANO. Filipino delegate Yeb Sano (C) speaks at a press conference during the UN Climate Change Conference 2013 in Warsaw, Poland, 12 November 2013. File Photo by Jakub Kaminski/EPA

Yolanda rehab to limit Philippines' Rohingya aid

May 21, 2015 - 6:51 PM

The Philippines says it is constrained by resource limitations in the face of calls to help up to 7 000 Rohingya boat people

BOAT PEOPLE. A refugee tries to help his friend unconscious after being saved from the sea in Kuala Langsa, East Aceh, Indonesia, on May 15, 2015. Photo by Hotli Simanjutak/EPA

Vienna’s ‘working class’ builds classrooms in Yolanda-hit Ormoc

Mar 27, 2015 - 6:25 PM

‘These are not money from rich people but from ordinary people who made sacrifices so that they can share a little amount for the project ’ says the Johanniter International Assistance

REBUILT. Barangay San Juan Elementary School in Ormoc City, whose students had to hold classes in tenths months after Super Typhoon Yolanda, gets two new classrooms, while other rooms have been renovated. Photo by Dale G. Israel/Rappler

British royal Princess Anne visits Yolanda survivors

Mar 18, 2015 - 9:41 PM

Having Her Royal Highness visiting Save the Children projects is a huge boost to the staff and communities who need to be reminded that they’re not forgotten after such an incredible process of recovery across the country

8 of 10 world's most disaster-prone cities in PH

Mar 06, 2015 - 10:09 AM

The Philippines ranked 80th out of 198 countries for resilience is deemed high risk partly due to entrenched corruption and high levels of poverty

A post-Yolanda project that caught the French president's eye

Mar 01, 2015 - 6:03 PM

A housing project for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan led by French businesses in the Philippines catches the attention of the French president

France's Hollande celebrates private initiative post-Haiyan

New hope for the New Year

Jan 30, 2015 - 11:27 AM

Plenty of people are still suffering from the aftermath of typhoon Yolanda but there is hope for those who have lost the most

Pope in Leyte, typhoon Amang, selfie with Francis | The wRap

Jan 17, 2015 - 7:44 PM

Pope Francis flies to Leyte…but the storm cuts his trip short And he poses for his first selfie in Manila

Leyte braves storm for Pope Francis

Jan 17, 2015 - 9:33 AM

Signal number two is raised in Leyte but the crowd braves the weather for the Holy Father

Pope in Manila, Al Qaeda vs ISIS, Google Glass gone | The wRap

Jan 16, 2015 - 8:43 PM

Pope Francis talks about corruption to Filipino politicians Revival of Al Qaeda ISIS rivalry? And goodbye Google Glass

Leyte kids hope to play football in front of Pope Francis

Jan 15, 2015 - 5:03 PM

We hope to uplift the spirits of public school children in Leyte and provide them a message of hope through football

KICK FOR THE POPE. Kids are actively practicing for the Santo Papa Football Cup organized in time for the Papal visit in Leyte. Photo by Derek Alviola/Rappler

Pope's Philippine trip initially set Nov. 2014

Jan 05, 2015 - 3:47 PM

If the original plan pushed through the theme of Pope Francis trip to the Philippines would have focused on empowering laypersons

‘SOLIDARITY IN HARDSHIP.’ Pope Francis hugs Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle during a ceremony to bless the new image of St Pedro Calungsod of the Philippines at St Peter's Basilica on November 21, 2013 at the Vatican. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP