Haiyan rehabilitation - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Haiyan rehabilitation


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

Comic book will not make us vote for Roxas - Yolanda survivors

Mar 31, 2016 - 10:06 PM

Mar Roxas has been hit for his alleged incompetence in the aftermath of the storm

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Dec 31, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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Groups fear Yolanda victims will slide back to being exploited

Nov 05, 2015 - 10:35 PM

Foreign aid groups say desperation and helplessness lead people in the damaged communities to resort to jobs or employers who are abusive and indifferent to their laborers

Jonathan Price of the International Labor Organization talks about the group's rehabilitation efforts in Yolanda-hit areas.

Fishers resettlement plan 'solves' no-build zone issue

Nov 12, 2014 - 12:40 PM

To protect fisherfolk from storm surge fish landings will be built by the shore to ensure they have access to the sea even if they live farther from the shore

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

#AfterYolanda: Agri sector doing better – DA

Nov 08, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Rehabilitation efforts for the past year have given farmers more access to certified crop seeds and machinery while 94 of damaged fishing boats have been repaired

#AfterYolanda: A time for remembering

Nov 08, 2014 - 12:12 PM

No matter how painful it is to look back as we remember our own stories of survival and heartaches we must keep an eye forward The scars will always be there but that should not stop us from moving on and building back better

Comparing Yolanda rehab to Nargis, Katrina, Aceh

Nov 08, 2014 - 8:30 AM

For the Philippines the transition from relief to recovery is taking longer than in other countries

Rebuilding #AfterYolanda: Private sector projects moving faster

Nov 07, 2014 - 8:25 PM

The rehab office is working with 20 private companies 21 private foundations 15 local NGOs and 17 international NGOs that don t have the bureaucratic restraints of gov t agencies

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

WATCH: Tour a Yolanda bunkhouse in a minute

Nov 04, 2014 - 9:07 AM

Rappler takes you on a minute long video tour of a Yolanda bunkhouse from the eyes a 60 year old bunkhouse resident in Palo Leyte

BITTERSWEET. Luzviminda Secuya, 60, says they're thankful about the bunkhouse but they have to sacrifice, too. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Yolanda mass grave: From playground to 'holy ground'

Nov 02, 2014 - 2:50 PM

On All Saints Day Yolanda survivors visit a mass grave that holds their dearest memories Their parish priest says this holy ground used to be a playground

'IT'S TERRIBLE.' Eduardo Maraya, 69, cries whenever he recalls how Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) 'washed out' the future. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

'Wow, Tacloban came back to life!'

Oct 31, 2014 - 1:22 PM

Filipino migrant workers who return to Tacloban for All Saints Day see two faces of this typhoon ravaged city

SURGE OF VISITORS. The Tacloban City government expects hundreds of visitors to flock to the city for All Saints' Day and the first year after Super Typhoon Yolanda. 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: Few LGUs asking for multi-hazard maps

Oct 28, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Few local government units taking advantage of scientific data on disaster preparedness could undermine the government s goal of building back better after Yolanda

Lacson warns ASEAN vs 'superpower' – and it's not China

Aug 14, 2014 - 7:39 PM

The Philippines rehabilitation secretary says ASEAN should unite against disasters which can easily overwhelm individual countries

NEEDING HELP. Filipino children walk on wooden path on its way to their makeshift house in the typhoon devastated city of Tacloban, Leyte on December 24, 2013. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Lacson seeks powers to probe Yolanda rehab corruption

Aug 08, 2014 - 6:39 PM

After thinking of resigning Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson requests his legal team to craft for the President an order that will define and clarify his role in rehabilitation efforts

OVERSIGHT FUNCTION. Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson joins a raid July 9, 2014, on a warehouse in General Trias, Cavite, that is allegedly involved in building substandard houses for Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) survivors in Tacloban City. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Lacson mulls quitting after Yolanda rehab plan

Aug 04, 2014 - 12:45 PM

Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson says he and his staff after all can t implement the P170 7 billion Yolanda rehabilitation plan they prepared

 'MAIN TASK.' Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson (right) says his 'main task' – to submit a rehabilitation plan to President Benigno Aquino III (left) – is over. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Yolanda rehab plan: Gov't to relocate 940,000 survivors

Aug 02, 2014 - 8:00 AM

The government also plans to assist a million homeowners whose houses got damaged due to Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

Philippines finalizes P171-B Yolanda rehab plan

Aug 01, 2014 - 11:31 AM

UPDATED A bulk of the 8 000 page rehabilitation plan is virtually approved by the President Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson tells Rappler

Feeling jaded, I volunteered after Haiyan

Jun 07, 2014 - 9:39 AM

Working in the Rappler office in Manila and being miles away from the heart of the devastation made photos just photos Without knowing it I eventually lost the tight feeling in my throat whenever I read a survivor’s story or watched a video of a destroyed town

Despite needing much more, the locals of the GK Albuera Village acted like our presence was enough. Photo by Paul Garcia

4,000 hectares identified for Haiyan resettlement

Jun 05, 2014 - 6:33 PM

The DENR and DOST identify government land where more than 200 000 displaced families can be resettled

HOMELESS SURVIVORS. Up to 130,000 Yolanda (Haiyan) survivors still live in tents as of April 2014, the government says. File photo by Franz Lopez/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

Philippines to crowdsource Yolanda watchdog efforts

May 27, 2014 - 1:13 PM

This move should boost the confidence of international donors Rehabilitation Undersecretary Lesley Cordero tells Rappler

PEOPLE WAITING. Hundreds of thousands of families count on government aid 6 months after Yolanda. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Q and A: Lacson sometimes tempted to quit

May 17, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson talks to Rappler on April 15 about his frustrations as well as the things he would have wanted to do Here are excerpts from that interview

EXPLOSIVE LISTS. Up to 21 current and former senators have been tagged in the pork barrel scam, says Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson. Photo by Jose

Yolanda rehab: 2 Cabinet clusters still delinquent

May 14, 2014 - 8:15 PM

Because of incorrigibly uncooperative cluster heads? Not necessarily the rehabilitation chief s office says

6 months after Yolanda: 'We are failing'

May 08, 2014 - 7:30 AM

The Philippine system is designed to fail for massive disasters an expert says

'Uncooperative' officials derailing Yolanda rehab?

May 07, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Six months after the super typhoon struck Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson says his biggest frustration is not being able to do what I have wanted to do

#AfterHaiyan: Putting health at the heart of healing

May 02, 2014 - 4:36 PM

I feel blessed to meet community members and international and national experts all working together to get the health system back on its feet

130k Yolanda survivors still live in tents

Apr 04, 2014 - 6:32 PM

The government hopes to finish various forms of transitional shelters by June

HOMELESS SURVIVORS. Up to 130,000 Yolanda survivors still live in tents as of April 2014, the government says. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Obama OKs tax-deductible Haiyan aid

Mar 26, 2014 - 11:20 PM

US President Barack Obama signs a new law that allows tax deductible donations for Haiyan survivors

DIPLOMACY. President Barack Obama opens a six-day trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia on Monday, March 24. Photo by AFP

Japan donates additional $3.7 million for Yolanda rehabilitation

Mar 25, 2014 - 7:33 PM

Japan increases total aid to the Philippines to US 7 million

Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Indonesian rehab czar: Give Lacson more powers

Mar 17, 2014 - 3:16 PM

Otherwise Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson ends up as a CEO without a budget an expert says

Aquino: Yolanda rehab is top priority

Feb 18, 2014 - 4:34 PM

The President says rehabilitating Yolanda ravaged areas is aligned with the administration s plans to sustain Philippine economic reforms

CHALLENGING CHINA. In a New York Times interview, President Benigno Aquino III reiterates the Philippines will not apologizes to Hong Kong, nor will it surrender the West Philippine Sea to China. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

P18B released for Yolanda rehab so far

Feb 10, 2014 - 9:51 PM

Besides the P17 7 billion for various infrastructure and services P3 1 billion was also rolled out in December for the rehabilitation of the Tacloban Airport

REHABILITATION. The government has released P17.69 billion to a number of agencies to help rehabilitate communities hit by Typhoon Yolanda. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

Leyte fishermen say no to no-build zone

Feb 09, 2014 - 7:55 AM

There are other ways to save their lives and their livelihood at the same time they say

WIPED OUT. Taken 3 months after Typhoon Yolanda struck, the coastline in the village of Macabug in Ormoc, Leyte still looks like a desolate ruin. Photo by Andrew Robles

Erring Haiyan contractors off the hook?

Feb 06, 2014 - 8:04 PM

But Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson wants to hold them accountable He recommends an amendment to a law used as a scapegoat

FINISHED BUNKHOUSES. These structures serve as temporary shelters in Barangay 62, Tacloban City. Photo by LeANNE Jazul

PH asks US for long-term aid in Yolanda rehab

Jan 19, 2014 - 12:55 PM

Sen Marco Rubio will visit Tacloban next week to check up on how US assistance for Yolanda survivors is being used

Haiyan cash pledges: PH gets only 20%

Jan 17, 2014 - 12:23 PM

To help rebuild the Philippines a UN official appeals for more aid from countries that tend to forget

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.

P9B needed for agri, fisheries in Yolanda areas

Jan 08, 2014 - 2:37 PM

What has the Agriculture Department done to help the farmers and fishermen in Yolanda hit regions?

BANANA FARMS. Felled banana plants litter the streets and lots across the province of Antique. Photo by Anthony Badoy Mondragon

Giant firms 'adopt' Haiyan-hit areas

Jan 07, 2014 - 2:11 PM

Big firms adopt more than half the bridal registry of typhoon hit communities

PLAY SPACE. Children play amongst the debris on the beach where their village once stood before it was destroyed by typhoon Haiyan, Dulag, Leyte (20 November 2013). Photo by Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children

Rehab czar pushes for disaster agency

Dec 20, 2013 - 11:39 AM

Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Ping Lacson urges Congress to create a permanent department to address disasters

Haiyan rehab blueprint: 'Failure means suffering'

Dec 19, 2013 - 10:33 AM

More than a month after Typhoon Yolanda known internationally as Haiyan the Philippines releases its rehabilitation plan for the biggest reconstruction effort after World War II Paterno Esmaquel reports

PLAY SPACE. Children play amongst the debris on the beach where their village once stood before it was destroyed by typhoon Haiyan, Dulag, Leyte (20 November 2013). Photo by Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children

Rappler Newscast | December 18, 2013

Dec 18, 2013 - 9:30 PM

Philippines needs over 8 billion for post Haiyan recovery while the US pledges to add 24 6 million more European nations to deploy troops to Central Africa

Lacson eyes hospitals as permanent evacuation centers

Dec 18, 2013 - 3:21 PM

Rehabilitation czar Ping Lacson says the government might rule out the use of hospitals and municipal halls for these purposes

PH needs P361B for post-Yolanda rehab

Dec 18, 2013 - 1:16 PM

2nd UPDATE Bulk of this amount goes to rebuilding houses says the rehabilitation blueprint released by the Philippine government – the biggest since after World War II

PLAY SPACE. Children play amongst the debris on the beach where their village once stood before it was destroyed by typhoon Haiyan, Dulag, Leyte (20 November 2013). Photo by Jonathan Hyams/Save the Children

Lacson as rehab czar: Does he need more powers?

Dec 17, 2013 - 8:07 AM

The former senator says his appointment has no legal weight does not give him power over the budget