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Soldiers to the rescue: Yolanda kids get free school supplies

Jun 03, 2015 - 7:00 AM

I was not certain if I could have a bag and notebook but I go to school because I want to study says a 10 year old who got gel from the Army in Leyte

ON MISSION. Members of the Army's 19th Infantry Battalion distribute free bags and school supplies to children at the Daro Elementary School in Jaro, Leyte. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Aquino, Lacson agree on February resignation date

Dec 23, 2014 - 7:06 PM

President Aquino and Secretary Lacson agree in principle on a February 10 2015 resignation for Lacson

STEPPING DOWN. Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson will step down in February 2015. File photo by Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau

How to minimize losses during disasters? 'Work with LGUs'

Nov 26, 2014 - 8:56 PM

People who are lacking in income are those who are having difficulty in adapting to the changes brought by disasters Resiliency is a function of income says an expert from Oxfam Philippines

#AfterYolanda: 12,000 die of diseases in E. Visayas

Nov 12, 2014 - 4:19 PM

It s double the number of those who died during the storm Causes are hypertensive vascular disease pneumonia trauma and accidents cancer of all forms and tuberculosis

File photo by P.K. Lee/MSF

Recovering from Yolanda: Gains, missed chances, opportunities

Nov 08, 2014 - 7:15 AM

In the next year let s consolidate the gains not miss chances and realize all the opportunities for recovery Our countrymen in the Visayas deserve that

Why strategic partnerships are key to disaster rehabilitation

Sep 03, 2014 - 6:32 PM

We are now guided by the ‘build back better and safer’ principle which focuses on long term sustainable efforts to reduce vulnerabilities and strengthen capacities to cope with future hazard events a rehabilitation official says

WORKING TOGETHER. PBSP executive director Rafael Lopa (L) and Rehab undersecretary Danilo Antonio answer questions from the audience during the Asian CSR Forum. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

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

Q&A: Yolanda recovery: 'We need to see action and results'

Jul 28, 2014 - 3:34 PM

Representative Ferdinand Martin Romualdez: Our people have been suffering for 9 long months now while the debris has been cleared Yolanda’s pervasive impact on their lives remains

SLOW RECOVERY. Leyte Representative Ferdinand Martin Romualdez says bureaucracy and lack of resources remain the stumbling blocks on the road to recovery particularly in the areas of shelter, livelihood, and financial assistance from the national government

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