Alfred Romualdez - updates

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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

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

PH leads the way in global fight vs climate change

Mar 14, 2016 - 12:07 AM

Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project host the 31st Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training in Manila on March 14 to 16

PROTECTING MANGROVES. Efforts to protect mangroves like the Siargao Island’s 8,620 hectares of mangrove forests significantly reduce greenhouse gases. Photo by SIKAT

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

Roxas 'vindicated' by Romualdez sorry? 'It's not something I look for'

Nov 10, 2015 - 9:04 AM

If you can t stand criticism don t aspire for this job says Mar Roxas when asked how he felt about Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez s apology two years after Super Typhoon Yolanda

YOLANDA VINDICATION? Mar Roxas, the LP's standard bearer downplays an apology made by Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez. File photo by Rappler

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

After Haiyan: The ship that stayed

Nov 08, 2015 - 2:36 PM

One of the ships that ran aground in Tacloban now serves as a memorial for those who died during Typhoon Haiyan Yolanda

Romualdez to Aquino: Sorry for harsh words

Nov 08, 2015 - 10:46 AM

Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez: Nakapagsalita kami ng maanghang na salita We said harsh words but in no given time are we ungrateful for help given to us

Romualdez cousins supporting Binay in 2016?

Nov 08, 2015 - 8:29 AM

Binay and his senatorial candidates join the unveiling of the Anibong Memorial Marker in Tacloban giving political color to the commemoration of typhoon Yolanda

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

Yolanda 'misunderstanding will be straightened out' – Petilla

Sep 30, 2015 - 8:15 PM

Former Leyte Governor and resigned Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla says President Benigno Aquino III and LP standard bearer Mar Roxas are also victims of misinformation post Typhoon Yolanda

LEYTE VOTE. LP chairman President Benigno Aquino III and LP standard-bearer Manuel Roxas II during the NECO meeting on September 30, 2015. Photo by Joseph Vidal/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Local Vote: Cagayan, Negros Occidental, Tacloban City, Leyte

Aug 22, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Rappler s weekly wrap up: Not campaigning? Declared LP bet distributes PCSO ambulances in Cagayan; Negros Occidental’s closely watched contest: vice governorship; Romualdez wives to seek husbands posts;

 FROM LEFT: Presidential Legislative Liaison Officer Manuel Mamba of Cagayan, 4th District Representative Jeffrey Ferrer of Negros Occidental, and Councilor Cristina Gonzalez of Tacloban City, Leyte

Mayor denies 'eviction' of 3,000 Yolanda families

Jun 11, 2015 - 2:21 PM

Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualez says this would be untimely as there are not enough shelters for evicted families

DANGER ZONE. A cargo ship remains stranded as of December 5, 2014, in Anibong village in Tacloban City, which was severely damaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in the Philippines in November 2013. File photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Ruby: 'Longest-staying typhoon'

Dec 07, 2014 - 10:15 AM

If Yolanda was the strongest typhoon Ruby is the longest staying one says Tacloban Vice Mayor Jerry Yaokasin

Tacloban enforces 100% evacuation in storm surge-prone villages

Dec 06, 2014 - 7:42 PM

Government opens at least 17 evacuation centers across the city Distribution of relief goods is now faster and efficiently managed

SEEKING SHELTER. Leyte residents seek shelter in churches, schools, and evacuation centers as Typhoon Ruby approaches. Photo by Vincent Go/Rappler

Village hit hardest by Haiyan evacuates ahead of #RubyPH

Dec 05, 2014 - 7:28 AM

Barangay 88 the hardest hit village in Tacloban City when Super Typhoon Yolanda battered Eastern Visayas in 2013 enforces mandatory evacuation to avert another catastrophe

The Yolanda effect

Nov 17, 2014 - 3:47 PM

The comparison between Basey and Tacloban is a tale of two cities One rose from the rubble the other is still deep in muck

Malacañang’s Yolanda aid dilemma: Speed or procedure?

Nov 11, 2014 - 7:28 PM

Other towns in Leyte share Tacloban City s disappointment with the slow and inadequate flow of funds Budget Secretary Florencio Abad concedes the rigid process needs to adjust to disasters of this magnitude

ASEAN summit, Lacson hits Romualdez, peacekeepers Ebola-free | The wRap

Nov 10, 2014 - 9:03 PM

Fresh sparring over the South China Sea is expected at the ASEAN Summit Secretary Ping Lacson hits Tacloban Mayor Romualdez for ‘below par performance Vice President Binay downplays debate with Senator Trillanes as a ‘conversation

Romualdez lied, performed 'below par' – Lacson

Nov 10, 2014 - 2:45 PM

Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson blasts Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez for being difficult and siding with anti government protesters

SET ASIDE POLITICS. Rehabiliation czar Panfilo Lacson urges local government officials to set aside politics for the sake of efficient Yolanda rehabilitation. Photo by Josh Albelda

Tacloban mayor to nat'l govt: Build back better for us

Nov 08, 2014 - 10:50 AM

On the anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez says his city is still waiting to see national government announcements turn into reality

YOLANDA MEMORIAL. The site of a mass grave for victims of the supertyphoon. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Binay skips Senate, Abu Sayyaf, Pope on annulments | The wRap

Nov 06, 2014 - 7:40 PM

Vice President Binay ignores the Senate’s invitation to address charges The military says the Abu Sayyaf’s cash ransom video may encourage more kidnappings Pope Francis says the system for Church annulments is deeply flawed

Aquino skips Tacloban on Yolanda anniversary

Nov 06, 2014 - 5:33 PM

President Benigno Aquino III chooses to instead visit Guiuan in Eastern Samar because he has limited time

14,000 Yolanda survivors still living near deadly sea

Nov 06, 2014 - 8:35 AM

Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez tells Rappler he can t move thousands of Yolanda Haiyan survivors out of danger zones yet

GRIM REMINDER. This grounded ship reminds passersby about Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) that killed residents in this danger zone. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

'Undas' in Yolanda mass grave: 'Pick your cross'

Nov 01, 2014 - 2:45 PM

Because of perceived delays in identifying the bodies of Yolanda victims their relatives have to pick and label random crosses in the Tacloban City mass grave

PICKING CROSSES. Gil Alarcon, 44, labels 4 crosses to serve as a temporary marker in the Tacloban City mass grave for Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) survivors. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

TIMELINE: The good and bad news #AfterYolanda

Nov 01, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Targets have been met and missed; promises failed and fulfilled We look back at a year of rehabilitation and rebuilding efforts after Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

PICKING UP PIECES. Residents of Hernani, Eastern Samar begin the long road of rebuilding their community after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Yolanda survivors pray before nameless graves

Nov 01, 2014 - 8:26 AM

I don t even know where to light a candle a man says on the eve of All Saints Day as he visits a mass grave for 2 200 Yolanda victims in Tacloban City

TIME TO REMEMBER. Adam Stephen Baldota, 28, wipes his tears as he prays before a mass grave that includes the body of his mother and sister. 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

Yolanda a year after: Tacloban 'township' to rise

Oct 28, 2014 - 9:15 PM

The 400 hectare township will include features such as access to the sea and even a branch of the University of the Philippines Mayor Alfred Romualdez says

WORK NEEDED. Fishermen prepare their fishing net along a shore in Tacloban on the eastern island of Leyte on October 16, 2014. Tacloban was devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) on November 8, 2013. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Yolanda a year after: Only 2% of needed houses to be built by Nov 8

Oct 28, 2014 - 12:43 PM

Nearly a year after Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan 400 families still live in tents in Tacloban City while hundreds stay in temporary houses Mayor Alfred Romualdez says

Yolanda survivor asks Aquino: 'Why refuse us help?'

Oct 14, 2014 - 2:59 PM

Netizens appeal to the President Just do your responsibility

PEOPLE WAITING. Hundreds of thousands of families count on government aid after Yolanda. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

2014 PH+SocialGood: Imagining disasters after Yolanda

Sep 24, 2014 - 8:16 AM

Key to preventing disasters is imagining them says Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum Are our leaders imagining enough?

NEVER AGAIN? With the right ‘imagination,’ government leaders should be able to prevent another Typhoon Yolanda. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

SONA Fact Check: Half-truths about Yolanda

Jul 30, 2014 - 9:11 PM

In his State of the Nation Address the President omits key details and paints Yolanda hit areas in a rosy state

STILL WAITING. Yolanda survivors count on the government for help even as rehabilitation efforts suffer from too much bureaucracy. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

UN pushes for shelters after Tacloban tent fire

May 29, 2014 - 8:03 PM

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees mourns the double tragedy that killed 7 Yolanda survivors including a 4 month old baby

WHAT'S LEFT. Six months after Yolanda, tragedy kills the homeless. Photo courtesy of Tacloban City government

No kid survives Tacloban tent fire

May 29, 2014 - 8:02 AM

In Tacloban City more than 3 700 Yolanda survivors remain exposed to similar hazards by living in tents

Senate report: PH lacks rules for disaster shelters

May 28, 2014 - 7:29 PM

You cannot fault someone for not following standards if those standards do not exist Senate public works committee chair Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr says

'POORLY BUILT.' The original design of these bunkhouses failed to meet international standards. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Lacson hits Romualdez for 'unfair indictment'

May 21, 2014 - 7:38 PM

Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson also claims he didn t lose focus on Yolanda rehabilitation efforts because of the pork barrel issue

After Yolanda: When 'no dwelling zones' are home

May 14, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Survivors of Typhoon Yolanda face another round of danger: homelessness loss of livelihood and a deeper plunge into poverty

File photo by Rappler

Philippines gets 135% of Yolanda cash pledges

May 13, 2014 - 9:36 AM

But Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez questions the conditions for towns and cities to receive these foreign donations

EXPERT CARE. A Canadian medic checks on a child in an evacuation center outside of Roxas City, Capiz. Photo from the Canadian Embassy in Manila.

Rappler Newscast | May 12, 2014

May 12, 2014 - 10:45 PM

President Aquino says he saw two versions of the Napoles list Tacloban mayor Romualdez blames national government for delay in post Haiyan rehabilitation Boko Haram releases new video of Nigerian girls

Romualdez: Cabinet 'red tape' behind Yolanda delay

May 12, 2014 - 8:19 PM

Did politics come into play in rehabilitation efforts? Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez tells Rappler I think it s worse than politics eh It s incompetence

'CABINET ACCOUNTABLE.' Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez says the Cabinet should answer for the delays in Yolanda rehabilitation. Screen grab from Rappler

Haiyan: The problem of rehabilitation

May 12, 2014 - 4:54 PM

Rappler speaks to Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez about the state of rehabilitation efforts in his city of 250 000 residents

What's stalling Tacloban's rehab efforts?

May 07, 2014 - 1:28 PM

With the country s typhoon season inching closer and closer Yolanda survivors are vulnerable to another potential disaster


Wanted: Climate-proof energy sector

Apr 20, 2014 - 9:27 PM

Restoring the energy supply is an immediate necessity in a post disaster zone

charging cellphones in tacloban

Lacson links Romualdezes to anti-government rally

Apr 16, 2014 - 7:15 AM

Not my style If I have any grievances I direct it to whoever is the concerned says Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez who denies helping protesters against slow rehab in Yolanda areas

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED? A Yolanda survivor holding a placard joins a demonstration to protest and call for the continuous supports of relief for typhoon survivors, near the Malacañang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines, on Feb 17, 2014.

Roxas delivers P802M to Yolanda-hit Leyte LGUs

Apr 10, 2014 - 3:35 PM

Of the nearly P1 8 billion initial rehabilitation fund for towns devastated by Typhoon Yolanda a huge chunk went to Leyte and its capital Tacloban

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas speaks to President Benigno Aquino III at the destroyed Tacloban City Airport in November 2013. File photo by Malacanang Photo Bureau

Aquino: Yolanda delays the fault of Tacloban city gov't

Mar 13, 2014 - 8:51 PM

Over 4 months since Typhoon Yolanda President Benigno Aquino III keeps taking a swipe at local authorities in Tacloban details their failures

Malacañang: Power restored in Pablo areas in 45 days

Feb 26, 2014 - 7:52 PM

The Palace says Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla made this promise a day after President Aquino scolded his Cabinet about it

ILLEGAL. DOE Secretary Jerichio Petilla says several power generators violated WESM rules by not offering full capacities. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bunkhouses help less than 1% of Haiyan's homeless

Feb 18, 2014 - 5:38 PM

The DSWD says 1 455 homeless families have moved into bunkhouses built for typhoon survivors

'Stop exodus of jobs after Haiyan'

Feb 16, 2014 - 1:40 PM

To build back better means more than sturdier buildings It also points to a vibrant economy says Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr