Tanauan Leyte - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Tanauan Leyte


1st coronavirus cases in 2 Leyte LGUs came from Balik Probinsya program

May 28, 2020 - 2:24 PM

Baybay City and Tanuan town in Leyte each record their first coronavirus case, both returning residents under the national government's Balik Probinsya program

TESTS FOR REPATRIATES. Returning residents under the Balik Probinsya Program are swabbed upon arrival in Leyte on May 21, 2020. Photo from the Leyte provincial government Facebook page

Sparring with sandals: A boxing trainer fights for support in Leyte

Jun 19, 2017 - 10:27 PM

Using a life of experience and a pair of sandals Manly Minguel teaches youngsters in Tanauan about life and boxing

TSINELA POWER. Manly Minguel hasn't allowed the loss of his boxing equipment in Super Typhoon Haiyan stop him from training young fighters. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Fil-Am kids raise $100,000 to rebuild Yolanda-hit school

Jun 28, 2015 - 11:44 AM

The new building is environmentally sustainable with solar panels for lighting and an ecological sanitation system that reduces accumulated waste

Intel employees' P16-M donation builds schools in Leyte

Jun 08, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Nine buildings at the Sto Niño Elementary School in Tanauan were wiped out by Typhoon Yolanda; 2 400 Intel employees worldwide help rebuild some of them

RESILIENT. Donations by Intel employees build school buildings at the Sto. Niño Elementary School in Tanauan, Leyte, that are resilient to winds and floods. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Int'l delegates check Yolanda-hit Leyte

Jun 04, 2014 - 7:49 PM

We cannot possibly continue with business as usual a European commissioner says ahead of a key conference on disasters

Immunity from rehab delays? Tanauan stands out

May 08, 2014 - 10:28 PM

Unlike most towns and cities devastated by Typhoon Yolanda Tanauan town in Leyte has all the land it needs to construct permanent houses for survivors

The tidal waves of Tanauan, Leyte

Feb 23, 2014 - 6:00 PM

The once scenic and laid back town that was the skimboarding capital of the Philippines became a living horror

APOCALYPTIC. People in Tanauan, Leyte thought they were experiencing the end of the world when Yolanda struck them. All photos by Paul Cinco.

Reproductive health education crucial for youth post-disaster

Feb 16, 2014 - 2:47 PM

Adolescents and youth in disaster hit areas are most vulnerable to sexual abuse transactional sex and risky sexual behaviors

PROTECTION. The youth of Tanauan, Leyte find refuge in an open space where they can learn about reproductive health. Photo by Save the Children

Beckham's football antics lift spirits of Philippines typhoon survivors

Feb 14, 2014 - 7:22 PM

David Beckham lifted the spirits of young Philippine typhoon survivors on Friday with a joke filled game of football on a pitch surrounded by somber reminders of the country s deadliest storm

BECKHAM IN LEYTE. English football superstar David Beckham (L) chases a boy during a football game with children-survivors of super Typhoon Yolanda at a school ground in Tanauan town, Leyte province, central Philippines on February 14, 2014, on the second day of his visit to the super typhoon stricken province. Beckham who flew to the Philippines on February 13 to give comfort to survivors of the Asian country's deadliest ever typhoon, gamely played with a dozen children-survivors. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

After Yolanda: JR goes home to look for family

Nov 16, 2013 - 9:36 AM

After Yolanda JR Pahulas takes the long road home to discover if he still has a home a wife a son

THE ROAD HOME. JR Pahulas, left, waits for a way home. Photo by Jake Verzosa