Sendong - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Sendong


IN PHOTOS: Revisiting Cagayan de Oro's dwindling forest cover

Dec 25, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Here's a look back at the environmental degradation observed in the wake of Tropical Storm Sendong (Washi) in December 2011

DEFORESTATION. Logs washed away after the onslaught of Tropical Storm Sendong (Washi) in December 2011. All file photos by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Cagayan de Oro hosts Southeast Asia’s first Global Bubble Parade

Jun 03, 2016 - 6:36 PM

The parade is an international movement of passionate individuals who spread the belief that happiness is the journey not the destination by holding peaceful local parades of soap bubbles

SHARED HAPPINESS. Xavier Ecoville kids bask in happiness after the Global Bubble Parade on May 29. Photo by Jan Michael Amper

Climate change battleground for CDO local bets

Apr 13, 2016 - 10:05 PM

A forum for candidates in Cagayan de Oro puts a spotlight on climate change and environmental issues

5 years of Aquino: Highs and lows

Jul 28, 2015 - 6:05 PM

Rappler looks back at the most criticized and most applauded statements and actions of President Aquino

LAST SONA. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III smiles during a signing ceremony between Philippine's Department of Trade (DTI) and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) on business promotion cooperation in Tokyo, Japan, June 2, 2015. File photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Project Agos to push for #ZeroCasualty in N. Mindanao

Jun 10, 2015 - 8:19 PM

MovePH s Project Agos to conduct training on the use of social media in disaster information management on June 18 to 19 in Cagayan de Oro City

SOCIAL MEDIA AND DISASTERS. Project Agos participants learn how to use and maximize social media for disaster risk reduction.

Sendong survivor is incoming freshman of UP Diliman

May 04, 2015 - 6:43 PM

Rene Jr vows to not let challenges get in the way of his dreams

Rene Jr (left) together with high school friends. He is happy to have passed the UP College Admission Test. Photo by Oliver Inodeo

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

#ChangeMaker2014: Young entreps help in Sendong rehab

Oct 22, 2014 - 6:53 PM

Groups of students share their initiatives that have been helping families affected by Typhoon Sendong in Cagayan de Oro 3 years ago gain livelihood

RECOVERING. Single mothers show their finished products, Knots and Woods shoes, made from abaca. Photo courtesy of Knots and Woods

When it rains

Sep 23, 2014 - 5:42 PM

The rain ceased being romantic and wind chimes in turn fluttered an angry battlecry I cannot sit here and wait

Life after Sendong: 'A place we can now call home'

Sep 12, 2014 - 9:22 AM

Three years after typhoon Sendong the Adriano family recalls the struggle to rebuild their lives

Protecting Mt. Kalatungan from top to bottom

Jul 13, 2014 - 10:14 PM

Lessons from the synergy and collaboration among the upland communities of Indigenous People in Talakag Bukidnon

UNSEEN SPIRITS. Mt. Kalatungan is known by the indigenous people as the dwelling place of invisible entities that guide and provide for them. All photos by Hope Angela Sanico

Toward a healthy Cagayan de Oro

Jul 08, 2014 - 5:37 PM

How did the most destructive storm of 2011 pave the way for better nutrition programs in Cagayan De Oro?

IMPORTANT NUTRIENTS. FNRI-developed food such as BIGMO ensures that children get the right nutrients the body needs. Graphic by Mara Mercada / photo courtesy of DOST-FNRI

Japanese gov't funds P170-M housing project in CDO

Mar 15, 2014 - 1:50 PM

The city government of Cagayan de Oro has identified a 15 hectare land where 1 200 new housing units will be built for victims of Typhoon Sendong

[DASH of SAS] Sex, intimacy and the RH law in the time of Yolanda

Dec 17, 2013 - 7:36 PM

Survivors will continue to have sex in the time of Yolanda for a reason that the numbers won t tell you

Remembering Sendong through arts

Dec 15, 2013 - 12:20 PM

Sendong survivors commemorate their experience during the catastrophe through “Straight from the Art

Senate OKs P14.6-B supplemental budget

Dec 04, 2013 - 8:26 PM

Escudero provides a breakdown of how the funds will be used

CALAMITY FUND. The House of Representatives on Tuesday, December 3, approved the P14.6 supplemental budget. Photo by Rappler

Wanted: Messiah for disasters

Dec 02, 2013 - 2:01 AM

The stand alone agency should be responsible for formulating one coherent plan on disaster management

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

Yolanda 5th major global storm to hit PH since 2007

Nov 09, 2013 - 12:25 AM

Of 13 major storms worldwide since 2007 5 made landfall in the Philippines

Deadliest typhoons in the PH

Nov 08, 2013 - 3:54 PM

Some government authorities say climate change is increasing the ferocity and frequency of the typhoons

LiDAR flood maps completed for disaster risk reduction

Oct 17, 2013 - 9:01 PM

A team has completed mapping floodplain data for 17 of the total 18 critical river basins across the country

Climate Change Commission unveils first climate change map

Sep 16, 2013 - 6:21 PM

The 3 dimensional map helps foresee climate change impact in 2020 and 2050

PREPARATION. Climate change maps like the one crafted for Cagayan de Oro can beef up disaster-preparedness and climate change adaptiveness for the entire Philippines. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

[DASH OF SAS] RH in crisis situations

Sep 10, 2013 - 11:10 AM

Family planning is a life saving intervention for women and girls in humanitarian crises

Cagayan de Oro misspent P11M of PNoy’s PDAF – COA

Jul 03, 2013 - 6:16 PM

Under Mayor Vicente Emano the city government used the President s pork barrel to construct a water system without the approval of the budget agency

CDO: Will Moreno prove surveys wrong?

May 14, 2013 - 4:51 PM

Despite April 2013 survey results indicating the contrary Moreno is expected to get elected as mayor of CDO

Team PNoy woos opposition country

Feb 26, 2013 - 8:58 PM

The coalition of President Aquino campaigns in Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro focusing on issues they knew mattered to Northern Mindanao

HAPPY CROWD. The crowd in Cagayan de Oro was all smiles as they welcomed Team PNoy. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez.

Relief services are for…registered voters

Jan 30, 2013 - 6:01 PM

In the aftermath of Sendong an organization was providing tents for evacuees in Cagayan de Oro The city government stopped people from availing

One of the tents provided by Shelterbox to Cagayan de Oro resident who lost their homes to ‘Sendong.’ Photo by Athena Marie Yu

A year after Sendong: Lessons from the past

Dec 15, 2012 - 10:15 PM

During disasters preparedness is the best defense against loss of lives

Stronger Cagayan in the face of disaster

Dec 07, 2012 - 12:04 PM

With the memory of Typhoon Sendong still fresh in their minds residents of Cagayan de Oro City have become stronger and more prepared for any natural calamity

Filipinos respond better to 'Pablo'

Dec 06, 2012 - 12:42 AM

The strongest typhoon to hit the country this year claims hundreds of lives despite government warnings and memories of Tropical Storm Sendong last year Paterno Esmaquel reports

CDO's Emano: 'We're better prepared'

Dec 04, 2012 - 8:22 PM

This time around residents heeded public storm warnings and willingly evacuated their homes

'Don't compare to Sendong'

Dec 03, 2012 - 8:32 PM

The NDRRMC discourages media from comparing Pablo to Sendong which killed over 1 470 people

Signal No. 3 over Surigao Sur, 6 others

Dec 03, 2012 - 11:42 AM

UPDATED Typhoon Pablo maintains maximum sustained winds of 175 km h as it moves closer to land

LGUs prepare for strong Typhoon 'Pablo'

Dec 02, 2012 - 12:33 AM

Disaster officials say Typhoon Pablo is forecast to be even stronger than the deadly Tropical Storm Sendong in 2011

Vatican fund for Ondoy victims diverted too

Jun 25, 2012 - 4:23 PM

A former administrator tells Rappler that were it not for an investigation conducted the trust fund would have remained a secret

The falling sky: A Rappler short story

Jun 16, 2012 - 10:27 AM

Six months after typhoon Sendong laid waste to Iligan visual artist Kiri Lluch Dalena lets a fallen tree tell the story of a storm that stole a city

Kiri Dalena's video installation at the opening of Finale Gallery's "Washed Out," 7 Jun 2012. Photo by John Javellana.

The athletes of Sendong

May 06, 2012 - 10:34 PM

A number of Tropical Storm Sendong survivors draw inspiration from sports to overcome grief

THANKSGIVING PRAYER. Volleyball players of Northern Mindanao team say a prayer after winning against Caraga in one of the elimination games.

Turning our hashtags into action

Mar 29, 2012 - 2:25 PM

It is not enough to just remember Japan Any part of the Philippines can be the next Marikina the next CDO even the next Sendai

Open windows: Iligan's long wait for aid

Mar 26, 2012 - 11:45 PM

Sendong survivors from Iligan wait months to be paid their wages through the government s Windows of Opportunity cash for work program The program is meant to be one of DSWD s quick response measures to immediately aid victims who have lost everything to disaster

Furniture sits on the road along the Santiago, Iligan coastline three months after Sendong. Photo by Kiri Dalena 10 Mar 2012.

Recall move vs CDO mayor rolls

Feb 17, 2012 - 10:44 AM

Emano s camp lambasts recall bid as engaging in partisan politics

RECALL. A local group in Cagayan de Oro City wants Mayor Vicente Emano held accountable for the death and destruction brought by Typhoon Sendong in December 2011 by having him removed from office.

Mindanao needs water program

Feb 16, 2012 - 5:25 PM

Watershed river basin programs should address flooding concerns

WATER PROGRAM. Mindanao leaders want to hasten efforts to integrate the region's watershed and river basin programs, amid increasing concerns on recurring threats of flooding similar to what happened in December 2011 in Northern Mindanao.

'Dignity kits' for Sendong evacuees

Feb 11, 2012 - 6:15 PM

These kits are intended to enhance the mobility and comfort of women

PREGNANT WOMEN. They comprise 5% of Sendong-affected population

PNoy to spend bday in quake-stricken Visayas

Feb 07, 2012 - 6:15 PM

This is in contrast to what critics said was his delayed visit to areas that Tropical Storm Sendong devastated last year

52ND BIRTHDAY. President Benigno Aquino III will mark his birthday on Wednesday, February 8, in earthquake-stricken Dumaguete City. Photo courtesy of Malacañang/PCOO.

Fund for .5-M Sendong victims needs P1-B more

Feb 04, 2012 - 11:27 PM

Despite the global economic crisis there is optimism that enough funds can be generated

SMEs in CDO, Iligan suffer over P100-M from 'Sendong'

Jan 11, 2012 - 4:48 PM

The trade department said the food processing industry in Cagayan de Oro and the construction and equipment companies in Iligan suffered from Sendong the most

Young JV challenges Kiefer Ravena on the court

Jan 09, 2012 - 1:23 PM

Young JV challenges UAAP star Kiefer Ravena in Fastbreak

Fastbreak! A Charity Basketball Game for Sendong Victims

Jan 06, 2012 - 2:53 PM

Live stream live chat social stream of FASTBREAK A Charity Basketball Game for Sendong Victims Friday Jan 6 2012

FASTBREAK! A charity basketball game for Sendong victims.

Canada donates P58-M to 'Sendong' victims

Jan 05, 2012 - 1:08 PM

This includes donation from the province of Matinoba home to thousands of Filipinos

Field of dreams

Jan 05, 2012 - 11:41 AM

Looking beyond the grief and devastation brought by the December 16 rains there is the hidden impact on the middle class and business in Cagayan de Oro City

FIELD OF DREAMS. Xavier University donated 50 hectares of land for victims of Tropical Storm Sendong in Cagayan de Oro City.