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Typhoon Pablo after 3 years: The scars have not healed

Dec 05, 2015 - 11:30 AM

A memorial is unveiled in General Santos City for the victims of Typhoon Pablo Bopha which left 1 067 dead and more than 800 missing

MEMORIAL. Mother and daughter remember their loss. All photos by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

UP disaster scientist wins top European geosciences award

Apr 16, 2015 - 11:09 PM

UPDATED Europe’s premier geosciences union recognizes Dr Alfredo Mahar Lagmay for his outstanding work on volcanic hazards earthquakes typhoons landslides and floods

Last 7 Yolanda-hit SUCs still waiting for funding

Sep 11, 2014 - 1:45 PM

A total of P826 5 million has already been released to 28 state universities and colleges

DAMAGED. The gate of Eastern Samar State University survives. Photo by BJ Geronimo

New homes for families ravaged by Typhoon Pablo

Feb 10, 2014 - 2:41 PM

DSWD builds 1 929 permanent houses for families who survived Typhoon Pablo Bopha

FINALLY. Families who lost their homes to Typhoon Pablo in 2012 will finally receive new homes from DSWD in 2014. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Pablo survivor group's leader shot dead in ComVal

Jan 03, 2014 - 7:32 PM

Marcelo Monterona 41 is a member of a group that led protests calling for prompt rehabilitation services and reparation from a big mining corp

Screenshot from Google Maps

Palace denies 'canceling' Aquino's Davao Oriental trip

Dec 08, 2013 - 7:23 PM

In the first place the Palace says the President had no scheduled trip to the province

P1-B rehab fund for infra damaged by Pablo

Dec 05, 2013 - 6:04 PM

The budget will be spent for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of bridges damaged by Typhoon Pablo Bopha last year

RAVAGED. A man carries construction supplies across a road in the middle of Cateel, Davao Oriental, in the aftermath of typhoon Pablo (Bopha), December 10, 2012. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Aquino cancels Davao Oriental trip, turnover of houses postponed

Dec 05, 2013 - 1:06 PM

With the postponement the typhoon survivors said they have no choice but to wait

GenSan's missing fishermen, a year after Pablo

Dec 05, 2013 - 12:15 PM

A year into the tragic agony and death of 328 fishermen who went missing when Super Typhoon Pablo hit no one seems to remember them anymore

FOR THE MISSING. Flowers float at sea in honor of the fishermen who went missing after Super Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) hit a year ago, during commemoration ceremonies in General Santos City 4 December 2013. Photo by Edwin Espejo

Davao Oriental wants to inspire Yolanda survivors

Dec 05, 2013 - 10:39 AM

The experiences of the people of Davao Oriental would hopefully inspire those affected by Typhoon Yolanda to remain courageous in rebuilding their lives

MOMENT OF SILENCE. Residents of Cateel, Davao Oriental observe a moment of silence on the first anniversary of Super Typhoon Pablo (Bopha), 4 December 2013. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

TIMELINE: Looking back at 2012's Typhoon Pablo (Bopha)

Dec 04, 2013 - 3:06 PM

Let s look back at what happened when Typhoon Pablo Bopha hit the country in 2012 and review disaster preparation response and recovery back then

NDRRMC: Too many cooks spoil the broth

Nov 30, 2013 - 10:46 PM

The law creating the NDRRMC may have its innovations but it fails Yolanda s horrific test

Haiyan exposes military’s vulnerabilities

Nov 19, 2013 - 9:25 AM

On the ground while local government officials are supposed to be the first responders in many cases and in reality it is the military that fills in the gaps

PH negotiator calls for end to climate crisis 'madness'

Nov 11, 2013 - 9:53 PM

Naderev Saño pledges to fast during the 12 day conference until a meaningful outcome is in sight

A MOMENT OF SILENCE. Naderev Sano and other delegates pay standing tribute to victims of Typhoon Haiyan during the UN Climate Change Conference COP 19 on November 11, 2013  AFP PHOTO/JANEK SKARZYNSKI

Social Good Summit: A hero in us all

Sep 23, 2013 - 4:27 PM

1st Lt Alex Deazeta is a hero but he challenges the audience of the PH Social Good Summit to all be heroes

PH needs $47M more for typhoon victims

Jun 20, 2013 - 6:41 PM

The United Nations and other aid donors say about 530 000 people displaced by Typhoon Pablo urgently need permanent shelters and emergency jobs

DESPERATION. Many typhoon survivors have not have decent food for days. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Elbert of Aragon after Typhoon Pablo

Mar 26, 2013 - 4:55 PM

Elbert Reyes of Aragon in Cateel Davao Oriental returns to his fields planting for a future after Typhoon Pablo

Elbert Reyes, 13 Mar 2013. Photo by Geloy Concepcion.

Yoko Ono donates P400,000 to Pablo victims

Jan 31, 2013 - 12:03 PM

Yoko Ono John Lennon s wife has more connections to the Philippines than you might think

IMAGINE, GIVE. Yoko Ono has a history of helping Filipinos. Photo from the Yoko Ono Facebook page

Police files charges vs ComVal barricade leaders

Jan 30, 2013 - 8:48 AM

Eight persons were pressed with public disorder charges for leading more than 5 000 angry residents in the roadblock protesting the alleged poor government relief services

Reading in the rain

Jan 29, 2013 - 3:32 PM

In Surigao del Sur after typhoon Pablo teachers fight to educate their students in a school without a roof

Students sit outside a shattered classroom in Mahayahay, Lingig, Surigao del Sur. 03 Jan 2013, Photo by John Javellana.

Pablo victims need more help - UN

Jan 25, 2013 - 4:01 PM

The UN launches an appeal for more international aid to help victims of Typhoon Pablo in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental

DESPERATE FOR AID. Victims of devastating Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) jostle for position as they beg for relief food being distributed by members of a private company in New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on December 9, 2012, five days after the storm hit the southern Philippines. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Potential storm forces 7,000 to flee homes

Jan 11, 2013 - 5:08 PM

A low pressure area brings heavy rain in Mindanao making rivers overflow and threatening places hardest hit by Typhoon Pablo

Pablo-hit areas brace for potential storm

Jan 11, 2013 - 8:52 AM

UPDATED Threatening Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley a low pressure area triggers flash floods that have affected almost 5 000 persons

IN PHOTOS: A month after Pablo

Jan 06, 2013 - 9:41 AM

A month after Typhoon Pablo struck the Philippines scenes of rebuilding abound in the hardest hit communities

World welcomes 2013 in rolling New Year's party

Jan 01, 2013 - 1:49 PM

Learn how people around the world celebrated the coming of 2013

Delaying polls in Pablo-hit areas may affect Senate vote

Dec 26, 2012 - 9:42 PM

Provinces devastated by the super typhoon have 2 13 million voters They can determine who land the last few slots in the so called Magic 12

'No Christmas' for typhoon victims

Dec 23, 2012 - 6:03 PM

Survivors of a typhoon that ravaged the southern Philippines will bypass Christmas this year as they hole up in evacuation centers and continue to bury their dead officials say

Philippines typhoon death toll 'likely to hit 1,500'

Dec 22, 2012 - 3:45 PM

The death toll from a typhoon that devastated the Philippines earlier this month will likely hit 1 500 making it the second deadliest since the country began keeping records says the civil defence chief

300,000 still homeless after Typhoon Bopha: IFRC

Dec 21, 2012 - 10:21 PM

IFRC said urgent humanitarian assistance is needed to help those affected by Typhoon Bopha

'Pablo' damage soars to P34-B; banana losses at P22-B

Dec 21, 2012 - 9:26 PM

Export commitments of Filipino cavendish banana producers to United States will be postponed to fulfill the obligations to other export markets such as Japan and Korea

PABLO DAMAGE. Banana plants felled by typhoon Pablo. Photo taken by Karlos Manlupig on December 4, 2012

Rappler Newscast | December 18, 2012

Dec 18, 2012 - 8:53 PM

President Aquino creates the Transition Commission to write the Bangsamoro Basic Law | The government’s disaster bureau wants 2013 elections postponed in areas devastated by typhoon Pablo | The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines blames the approval of the RH bill on Palace intervention

'Pablo' affects 2.3-M Filipino workers - ILO

Dec 16, 2012 - 8:07 PM

Majority of those affected are women youth aged 15 24 and unpaid family workers Expectedly most of them come from the Davao Region the worst hit by the typhoon

PNP donates P7.4-M to Pablo victims

Dec 16, 2012 - 3:50 PM

The PNP scrapped its holiday celebrations and order its members to donate to the victims of the typhoon

Photo wRap: #PabloPH, Pacquiao, and the Pope

Dec 16, 2012 - 3:11 PM

The devastation of typhoon Pablo Pacquiao s defeat and a tweeting Pope in this week s Photo wRap

Philippines says rebels violating typhoon truce

Dec 15, 2012 - 5:34 PM

The Philippine government accuses NPA rebels of violating a self imposed truce in typhoon hit areas with attacks on government forces involved in rescue and relief work

Rappler Newscast | December 13, 2012

Dec 13, 2012 - 8:51 PM

In a historic vote the House of Representatives passes the Reproductive Health Bill on 2nd Reading | More than a week later the death toll from typhoon Pablo climbs to more than 900 | Japan deploys fighter jets after a Chinese plane is spotted over islands claimed by both countries

'Pablo' toll now 902; 296 fishermen rescued

Dec 13, 2012 - 9:01 AM

UPDATE The toll from typhoon Pablo Bopha has breached the 900 mark; Evacuees down to 765 530; Fishermen s groups dispute figure on rescued fishermen

DEVASTATION. A man carries construction supplies across a road in the middle of Cateel, Davao Oriental, in the aftermath of typhoon Pablo (Bopha), December 10, 2012. Photo by Karlos Manlupig.

'Pablo:' 890 missing, 714 dead - NDRRMC

Dec 11, 2012 - 10:11 AM

The number of victims of typhoon Pablo Bopha continues to rise with 714 now confirmed dead and 890 missing

DEVASTATION. A man carries construction supplies across a road in the middle of Cateel, Davao Oriental, in the aftermath of typhoon Pablo (Bopha), December 10, 2012. Photo by Karlos Manlupig.

Debris flow: Legazpi City in 2006, New Bataan in 2012

Dec 10, 2012 - 10:40 PM

If the terrain is really dangerous people local governments and aid groups can only do so much

DEBRIS FIELD. A family carrying food relief for victims of Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) walks along a river as they head for home in the village of Andap in the town of New Bataan in the Compostela Valley province on December 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

UN asks for $65-M to help typhoon victims

Dec 10, 2012 - 6:12 PM

On the other hand Australia provides 70 of the P737 M foreign aid pledged to help the victims of Typhoon Pablo

TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION. Residents try to clear a fallen tree from a road in Tagum, Davao del Norte. Photo by Patricia Evangelista

All Dante prays for is a body to bury

Dec 10, 2012 - 11:24 AM

Dante has checked records of survivors and included all 18 of his family members in the list of the missing He has gone from New Bataan to Tagum City in Northern Davao to New Bataan again visiting morgues and wakes opening every coffin following army trucks hauling back recovered bodies

'Pablo' toll at 647; UN starts aid drive

Dec 10, 2012 - 9:59 AM

UN Humanitarian Coordinator Luiza Carvalho will outline plans for an immediate aid package as well as long term support for the areas hardest hit by Pablo

DESPERATE FOR AID. Victims of devastating Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) jostle for position as they beg for relief food being distributed by members of a private company in New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on December 9, 2012, five days after the storm hit the southern Philippines. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Social media wRap: #PabloPH's wrath, #RoyalBaby, #PacquiaoKO

Dec 09, 2012 - 9:40 PM

This week s social media wRap takes on a more somber note as we list down the images and tweets that made us remember how fragile life can be

'Pablo' victims beg for food

Dec 09, 2012 - 2:19 PM

Have mercy on us please donate read one sign held by a group of ragged kids

Children infront of their damaged home in New Bataan, Compostela Valley, December 5, 2012. Photo by Karlos Manlupig.

Mining, logging contributed to Philippine disaster: experts

Dec 09, 2012 - 1:34 PM

Unchecked illegal gold mining and decades of indiscriminate logging contributed to the high death toll in the Philippines worst natural disaster this year officials and experts say

DISASTER. Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) wiped out towns, killed hundreds, and changed the lives of Filipinos, like these from New Bataan town in Mindanao. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

PAGASA: 'Pablo' to dissipate in 12 hours

Dec 09, 2012 - 10:49 AM

Pablo Bopha now a tropical depression is lingering off the coast of Ilocos Norte Sunday December 9 and is expected to dissipate within the next 12 hours

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 6:30 a.m., 09 December 2012

Killer typhoon returns to Philippines

Dec 08, 2012 - 6:44 PM

This time Typhoon Pablo is expected to hit the northern tip of the main island of Luzon

PABLO RETURNS. MTSAT enhanced IR satellite image as of 5:30 p.m., 08 December 2012. Screengrab from

Desperate typhoon victims await aid

Dec 08, 2012 - 2:36 PM

4 days after Pablo struck Mindanao officials struggle to bring in food and relief through almost impassable roads

TRAGEDY IN MINDANAO. A resident searches for missing relatives amongst the debris, swept away by flash floods at the height Typhoon Bopha in New Bataan, Compostela Valley province on December 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Typhoon Pablo moves closer to Luzon, storm signal #1 raised over 4 provinces

Dec 08, 2012 - 12:27 PM

Typhoon Pablo regained strength as it is forecasted to move northeastward at 11 kph skirting Luzon weather bureau Pagasa said in its 5 am weather bulletin

Aquino declares state of national calamity

Dec 08, 2012 - 12:07 PM

President Aquino visits two of the provinces hardest hit by Typhoon Pablo