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From Yolanda to Marawi: What gov't must consider in rehabilitation

Nov 29, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Environmental planners discuss what went wrong in the post-Yolanda rehabilitation which can be avoided in the rebuilding of war-torn Marawi City

Tino leaves PAR as tropical storm

Nov 18, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Tropical Storm Tino exits the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Saturday morning, November 18

Tropical Depression Tino begins to move away from PH

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Tino is already over the West Philippine Sea as of late Friday night, November 17

Tropical Depression Tino makes landfall in Palawan

Nov 17, 2017 - 8:35 PM

After hitting Palawan, Tino heads for the West Philippine Sea

Tropical Depression Tino closer to Palawan ahead of landfall

Nov 17, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Tino is already 65 kilometers east of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, says state weather bureau PAGASA

Tropical Depression Tino set to hit Palawan

Nov 17, 2017 - 2:25 PM

Tino will make landfall in southern Palawan between 4 pm and 6 pm on Friday, November 17

Low pressure area now Tropical Depression Tino

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Signal no. 1 is raised in Palawan. PAGASA also warns the rest of Mimaropa as well as Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Caraga, and Panay Island to expect moderate to heavy rain.

[OPINION] Marawi and imperial Manila

Nov 16, 2017 - 9:31 AM

Experts may have the noblest intention of helping Marawi. But without listening to its people – in particular the poor – they inflict technocratic violence.

The week in photos: November 4-10, 2017

Nov 11, 2017 - 3:52 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Images are projected onto the Louvre Pyramid in Paris at night on November 8, 2017 to mark the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital.More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors on November 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERG

Tropical Storm Salome leaves PAR; low pressure area affecting Mindanao

Nov 11, 2017 - 9:20 AM

The low pressure is bringing light to heavy rain to the regions of Davao, Caraga, and Soccsksargen on Saturday, November 11

Slow Yolanda rehab? Remember what we did right too – Aquino

Nov 11, 2017 - 9:00 AM

'Baka naman puwedeng maalala rin ang nagawa naming tama,' says the former president

AQUINO ADMIN. President Benigno S. Aquino III leads his official family in prayer before presiding over the Meeting on Yolanda Rehabilitation on January 09, 2014. File photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Tropical Storm Salome set to leave PAR

Nov 11, 2017 - 12:10 AM

Salome (Haikui) is already 340 kilometers west northwest of Iba, Zambales, on its way out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Tropical Cyclone Salome, Duterte appoints Aranas to GSIS, Trump praises Xi | Midday wRap

Nov 10, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Salome over West PH Sea; no more areas under warning signals

Nov 10, 2017 - 11:40 AM

The weather begins to improve in the Philippines as Tropical Storm Salome (Haikui) continues to move away from land

Only 4 areas left under signal no. 1 due to Salome

Nov 10, 2017 - 9:06 AM

Cavite, Batangas, Bataan, and Zambales are still under signal no. 1, but there are no more areas under signal no. 2 since Tropical Storm Salome (Haikui) is moving away from land

Tropical Storm Salome begins to move away from land

Nov 10, 2017 - 7:45 AM

Salome (Haikui) is off the coast of the Zambales-Bataan area. Only Bataan and southern Zambales are under signal no. 2.

Tropical Storm Salome now off Batangas coast

Nov 10, 2017 - 2:45 AM

Metro Manila, Bataan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, northern Oriental Mindoro, and northern Occidental Mindoro remain under signal no. 2 due to Salome (Haikui)

Metro Manila under signal no. 2 as Salome becomes tropical storm

Nov 09, 2017 - 11:55 PM

Also under signal no. 2 as of late Thursday evening, November 9, are Bataan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, northern Oriental Mindoro, and northern Occidental Mindoro

Tropical Depression Salome now closer to Metro Manila

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:01 PM

There are still 20 areas under signal no. 1 due to Salome, which may trigger flash floods and landslides

Salome heads for Quezon; no more signal no. 1 in Visayas

Nov 09, 2017 - 5:55 PM

But 17 areas in Luzon are still under signal no. 1, including Metro Manila, which will experience moderate to heavy rain on Thursday night, November 9

More than 90 killed in Vietnam's deadliest typhoon in years

Nov 09, 2017 - 3:35 PM

More than 120,000 houses and 250,000 hectares of farmland were damaged in the storm, according to the country's disaster management authority

Residents and tourists are transported by boats through floodwaters in the tourist town of Hoi An on November 5, 2017, one day after Typhoon Damrey made landfall in central Vietnam. Stringer/AFP

IN PHOTOS: 4 years on, Yolanda survivors remember their loved ones

Nov 09, 2017 - 3:22 PM

Four years since Super Typhoon Yolanda barreled through Eastern Visayas, survivors continue to tell tales of their survival, share the lessons they have learned, and remember those who have perished

Photo by Ailene Liporada

Tropical Depression Salome crosses Albay, heads for Quezon

Nov 09, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Metro Manila and 19 other areas remain under signal no. 1 as of early Thursday afternoon, November 9

PDEA quota, Tropical Depression Salome, Trump tweets in China | Midday wRap

Nov 09, 2017 - 1:33 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Metro Manila, 20 others under signal no. 1 due to Salome

Nov 09, 2017 - 11:55 AM

'Sana po ay maghanda po tayo kahit [tropical] depression lang siya.... Malakas 'yung ulan na dala-dala ni Salome,' says PAGASA Administrator Vicente Malano

Low pressure area now Tropical Depression Salome

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:55 AM

More than a dozen areas in Luzon and the Visayas are under signal no. 1 due to Salome

Super Typhoon Yolanda survivors look back 4 years later

Nov 08, 2017 - 9:20 PM

On the 4th anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), survivors remember what they went through and how it changed them

Why write about disasters?

Nov 08, 2017 - 2:24 PM

We go back to basics and ask ourselves, 'Will the public understand what I'm writing?' or 'Will this piece avert deaths?'

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 8, 2017

Nov 08, 2017 - 12:46 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

APPEAL DENIED. The Ombudsman denies the appeal of former president Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino III in connection to graft charges over the Mamasapano operations. Malacanang file photo

Malacañang calls for unity, strength 4 years after Yolanda

Nov 08, 2017 - 10:48 AM

The government says it continues to learn lessons from the tragedy as it works to fast-track rehabilitation of Yolanda-affected areas

Super Typhoon Yolanda: Malacañang declares holiday on Nov 8 for Tacloban

Nov 08, 2017 - 9:37 AM

The non-working holiday is to allow Tacloban residents to commemorate Super Typhoon Yolanda after 4 years

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Techie aid workers to share lessons from Yolanda

Nov 07, 2017 - 10:18 PM

A book that honors Filipino aid workers who pioneered technological innovations in disaster response in the aftermath of Yolanda will be launched on November 9 at De La Salle University

NHA: Contractor behind 'substandard' housing can't bid for Yolanda projects

Nov 07, 2017 - 2:30 PM

JC Tayag Builders is accused of constructing substandard houses for survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

Only 13% of homes allotted for Yolanda survivors are occupied – NHA

Nov 07, 2017 - 1:33 PM

Out of 78,291 houses completed, only 26,256 are occupied; the NHA still needs to build around 119,000 homes to reach its target

WRATH. Destruction caused by the destructive supertyphoon Yolanda. File photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

Death toll from Vietnam typhoon rises to 61

Nov 07, 2017 - 11:39 AM

Muddy flood waters have submerged the hardest-hit provinces and swamped nearby Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

FERRIED. Residents and tourists are transported by boats through floodwaters in the tourist town of Hoi An on November 5, 2017, one day after Typhoon Damrey made landfall in central Vietnam. Stringer/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 7, 2017

Nov 07, 2017 - 8:29 AM

Hi! Here's a roundup of the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Malacañang on 4th Yolanda anniversary: Rehab delays unacceptable

Nov 06, 2017 - 10:09 PM

President Duterte also promises those responsible for 'subhuman housing' will be prosecuted, says his spokesman

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte huddles with Mayor Cristina Romualdez, Leyte Governor Leopoldo Petilla, Vice-President and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Secretary Maria Leonor Robredo, and Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. after the wreath-laying and candle-lighting ceremony during the 3rd year commemoration of Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City on November 8. Photo by Exequiel Supera/Presidential Photo

27 dead as Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam

Nov 05, 2017 - 5:19 PM

There are reports of lesser damage around 500 kilometres north in Danang, the coastal city which will host the APEC summit next weekend

TYPHOON DAMREY. Vietnamese soldiers help rescue a sunken fishing boat on a river in the central province of Phu Yen on November 5, 2017, a day after Typhoon Damrey hit central Vietnam. AFP PHOTO / Vietnam News Agency

4 years after Yolanda, trauma still haunts typhoon victims

Nov 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Victims of natural disasters are vulnerable to trauma, as well as mental problems such as stress disorders, depression and general anxiety

AFTERMATH. A woman picks up what's left of her belongings in the rubble after the floodwaters subsided in Eastern Samar. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

27 dead as Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam

Nov 05, 2017 - 11:55 AM

(UPDATED) The storm hits just ays before the country welcomes world leaders to the APEC summit

This picture taken on November 4, 2017 shows men removing fallen trees on a street in Nha Trang after Typhoon Damrey hit central Vietnam.  Stringer / Vietnam News Agency / AFP

Severe Tropical Storm Quedan leaves PAR

Oct 28, 2017 - 11:10 AM

But the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) continues to affect the Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, and Palawan

Severe Tropical Storm Quedan heading for Japan

Oct 28, 2017 - 12:10 AM

Quedan (Saola) is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Saturday afternoon, October 28

Quedan not directly affecting PH, but ITCZ bringing rain

Oct 27, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Severe Tropical Storm Quedan (Saola) is already 795 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, while the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) is affecting Palawan and parts of Mindanao

Severe Tropical Storm Quedan maintains strength over PH Sea

Oct 26, 2017 - 11:25 PM

The outer rainbands of Quedan (Saola) will bring rain to parts of Luzon, while the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) is affecting some regions in Mindanao

Quedan strengthens into severe tropical storm

Oct 26, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Quedan (Saola) now has maximum winds of 90 km/h and gustiness of up to 115 km/h

Rain in Bicol, Visayas due to Tropical Storm Quedan

Oct 25, 2017 - 11:25 PM

Quedan (Saola) is 1,345 kilometers east of Casiguran, Aurora as of Wednesday evening, October 25

Tropical Storm Quedan enters PAR

Oct 25, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Quedan (Saola) will not make landfall in the Philippines, but it is still bringing rain to parts of the country

Tropical Storm Saola expected to enter PAR

Oct 24, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Saola will be given the local name Quedan once it is inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility

2 dead as typhoon brings heavy rain, wind to election-day Japan

Oct 22, 2017 - 3:59 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The powerful typhoon may hit Tokyo and surrounding regions early Monday, October 23

TYPHOON LAN. Millions of Japanese brave typhoon conditions on October 22, 2017 for a snap election likely to hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a fresh mandate to revive the world's third-largest economy and press his hardline stance on North Korea. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Typhoon Paolo leaves PAR

Oct 22, 2017 - 7:20 AM

But the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will bring light to heavy rain to Bicol, Palawan, and Eastern Visayas on Sunday, October 22