Palo Leyte - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Palo Leyte


Leyte town mayor backs Roxas' Senate bid: 'He was always there to help'

Apr 23, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Palo town Mayor Remedios Petilla credits ex-DILG chief Mar Roxas for helping her town rebuild after Super Typhoon Yolanda

ALLIES. Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Mar Roxas meets with Palo, Leyte Mayor Remedios Petilla on April 23, 2019. Photo from Roxas' media staff

'Not feeling well': Duterte skips Leyte event

Feb 01, 2019 - 4:29 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The 73-year-old President cannot make it to a scheduled event in Palo, Leyte, adding to a growing list of activities he had to skip for health reasons

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte bows before the attendees of the Tricycle Operators and Drivers’ Association (TODA) Summit at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City on January 23, 2019. Also in the photo are Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año, and Social and Welfare Development Secretary Rolando Bautista. Malacañang Photo

Duterte: P10,000 each for Yolanda survivors who have yet to get shelter aid

Nov 09, 2016 - 10:00 AM

DSWD explains that the amount is not emergency shelter assistance but a valid response to the clamor of families who were denied of their right to the assistance

RECOVERY. Protesters voice out what they think should have been addressed three years after Yolanda. Photo by Catherine Atienza/ Rappler

Australia to hand over 1,533 shelters to Haiyan-affected families

Jul 29, 2015 - 12:19 PM

Press release: In partnership with three humanitarian organizations the Australian government continues Yolanda recovery work in Tacloban City and Palo in Leyte

Filipino women wash clothes next to a ship washed ashore, in the super typhoon devastated city of Tacloban, Leyte province, Philippines in November 2013. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG  EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Pope Francis says sorry for 'impatience' in Leyte

Feb 03, 2015 - 11:12 AM

Pope Francis also thanks the local archbishop for the witness of faith and endurance which your people showed me in the midst of their trials

Behind the scenes: The Pope most Filipinos didn't see

Feb 01, 2015 - 5:45 PM

There is no difference between how he is in public and how he is in private the head of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines tells Rappler

PRIVATE MEETING. In this handout picture released by the Vatican Press Office, Pope Francis poses for 'selfies' with survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) on January 17, 2015, as part of his trip to the Philippines.

Pope Francis in the Philippines: Speeches and Homilies

Jan 19, 2015 - 8:21 AM

Here are full texts and videos of the Pope s speeches and homilies during his visit to the Philippines January 15 19

Thousands cheer as Pope arrives in Palo

Jan 17, 2015 - 11:31 AM

The Pope s next agenda: Meeting with survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Palo Leyte

PAPAL BLESSING. Pope Francis reaches out to thousands who gathered at the Tacloban City airport after his Mass, as he begins his motorcade from Tacloban to Palo

WATCH: Local theme song released for Papal visit in Leyte

Jan 14, 2015 - 5:00 AM

The local theme song for the Pope s visit to Leyte was inspired his compassion for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

REHEARSAL. 176 performers from Ormoc City show the dance steps of the song “Shepherd’s Love” to 2,000 mobilized volunteers for the Leyte Papal visit. Photo from Derek Aviola/ Rappler

OFW almost loses son in Yolanda, then Ruby

Dec 09, 2014 - 8:22 AM

For the first few months back here I did not want to be alone I was always scared and afraid that someone would die

Ordained by disaster: The priest of Yolanda

Nov 06, 2014 - 12:22 PM

They saw a figure of hope in priests You could see the spirit of courage in them

NEW PRIEST. Leyte-based Fr Anreco Estrella hugs another priest shortly after his ordination a few days after Super Typhoon Yolanda (haiyan) hit central Philippines. Photo by Mendel Margallo Adona

Yolanda bunkhouse residents: 'Give us cash'

Nov 05, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Palo Mayor Remedios Petilla tells Rappler the government cannot give cash to bunkhouse residents to be fair to everyone

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

Houses for Yolanda survivors: 'Super beautiful' but...

Nov 04, 2014 - 4:57 PM

A Buddhist group funds a new village for Yolanda survivors as the government taps the private sector in rehabilitation efforts

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

Listening helps heal Yolanda survivors

May 17, 2014 - 11:27 PM

In a disaster struck community a simple conversation can heal emotional wounds

BREAKING DOWN. A 10-year-old girl suddenly breaks into tears as her mother narrates how they huddled together near a mango tree when Typhoon Yolanda struck. Photo by World Vision

1,000 runners rise from Yolanda's rubble

May 05, 2014 - 7:30 PM

The faith hope and dreams of every Leyteño never vanished We rise again and continue to dream

FRESH START. School children from Palo, Leyte receive new school supplies. Photo from FNF

Haiyan widow honors the dead by moving on

Apr 15, 2014 - 9:47 AM

Women in Haiyan affected areas are learning to stand on their own feet after the deaths of their loved ones

COA: Yolanda relief ‘chaotic, crazy’

Mar 17, 2014 - 2:42 PM

COA Chairperson Grace Tan says There was really no one calling the shots doing coherent coordination

Pope's envoy to spend Christmas in Leyte

Dec 24, 2013 - 7:12 AM

The visit comes as the Pope calls for a Christmas of hope justice and fraternity

Evacuees move out of PSHS-Eastern Visayas

Dec 14, 2013 - 4:05 PM

About 2 000 evacuees are expected to vacate the campus on December 15 in preparation for the resumption of classes January next year

Despair and hope after Typhoon Haiyan

Nov 28, 2013 - 5:21 PM

In Palo Leyte they re still pulling out bodies from the mounds of rubble where lively neighborhoods once stood

Prisoners return after Yolanda typhoon mass escape

Nov 23, 2013 - 11:24 AM

The prisoners say they returned out of fear of living as fugitives from the law

STRUGGLE FOR NORMALCY. People walk among debris and destroyed houses in Palo, eastern island of Leyte on November 10, 2013, three days after devastating Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the area on November 8. Photo by Agence France-Presse

PNP: Restoring order, looking for own men in Leyte

Nov 13, 2013 - 6:13 PM

What s left of the PNP forces are guarding both ends of the two ends of the two kilometer San Juanico Bridge acting as road security for relief efforts

RAMPANT. Looting has become widespread in typhoon-hit Tacloban City after delays in the delivery of relief goods by the national government. EPA file photo by Edwin Malasig

Red Cross: 1,200 feared dead in typhoon

Nov 09, 2013 - 9:35 PM

UPDATED Conservative estimate based on reports separately confirmed by national and local authorities is at 360 but the President acknowledges there will be substantially more

RETRIEVAL. Dead bodies litter the streets of Tacloban city as volunteers collect them. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig