Yolanda anniversary - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Yolanda anniversary


Malacañang calls for unity, strength 4 years after Yolanda

Nov 08, 2017 - 10:48 AM

The government says it continues to learn lessons from the tragedy as it works to fast-track rehabilitation of Yolanda-affected areas

Super Typhoon Yolanda: Malacañang declares holiday on Nov 8 for Tacloban

Nov 08, 2017 - 9:37 AM

The non-working holiday is to allow Tacloban residents to commemorate Super Typhoon Yolanda after 4 years

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Malacañang on 4th Yolanda anniversary: Rehab delays unacceptable

Nov 06, 2017 - 10:09 PM

President Duterte also promises those responsible for 'subhuman housing' will be prosecuted, says his spokesman

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte huddles with Mayor Cristina Romualdez, Leyte Governor Leopoldo Petilla, Vice-President and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Secretary Maria Leonor Robredo, and Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. after the wreath-laying and candle-lighting ceremony during the 3rd year commemoration of Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City on November 8. Photo by Exequiel Supera/Presidential Photo

Leni Robredo on Duterte's 'tasteless remarks'

Nov 09, 2016 - 11:17 AM

Many were bothered and offended by it As we all rightly should says the Vice President a day after President Duterte teased her about her short skirts

Duterte orders fast-tracking of Yolanda shelter aid

Nov 09, 2016 - 12:48 AM

The President says he wants the housing aid for Yolanda victims completed by December

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is joined by Vice-President and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Secretary Maria Leonor Robredo, Leyte Governor Leopoldo Petilla, and Tacloban City Mayor Cristina Romualdez as he leads the candle-lighting ceremony during the 3rd year commemoration of Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City on November 8. Photo by Karl Alonzo/Presidential Photo

At Yolanda anniversary, Duterte teases Robredo about short skirt

Nov 09, 2016 - 12:38 AM

Where she goes I follow She s a widow I m annulled President Duterte says of the Vice President his housing czar to the delight of typhoon survivors in Tacloban

YOLANDA ANNIVERSARY. President Rodrigo Duterte is joined by Vice President Leni Robredo and Tacloban City Mayor Cristina Romualdez during the 3rd year commemoration of Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City on November 8. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

Romualdez to Aquino: Sorry for harsh words

Nov 08, 2015 - 10:46 AM

Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez: Nakapagsalita kami ng maanghang na salita We said harsh words but in no given time are we ungrateful for help given to us

IN NUMBERS: Helping farmers, fishers 2 years after Haiyan

Nov 08, 2015 - 8:43 AM

Only 12 of debris affected farmlands have been cleared but the target number of boats to be given to fishermen was exceeded

PICKING UP AFTER. A coconut farmer helps clear up debris in Leyte in 2014. Photo by Crislyn Felisilda/World Vision

Binay: Yolanda rehab a 'management disaster'

Nov 07, 2015 - 1:52 PM

UPDATED Binay tells typhoon victims Alam ko Dama ko Laki ho ako sa mahirap I know it I feel it I grew up poor

Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Painfully slow rebuild after Typhoon Yolanda

Nov 06, 2015 - 11:37 AM

Out of the 205 128 families living in the path of future storms only 928 have been transferred to permanent shelters according to the government

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.

Memorial unveiling, candle lighting to mark Yolanda's 2nd anniversary

Nov 01, 2015 - 8:32 PM

Two memorial markers and a candle lighting ceremony are the highlights of the commemoration of the second anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan in Tacloban City

YOLANDA. One year has passed and Yolanda survivors are standing strong. Show your support, light a candle on November 8, 2014. Photo from the Facebook page of Haiyan 1st Year Anniversary Candlelight Memorial

In Tanauan, Leyte, mothers build a school for their children

Oct 25, 2015 - 4:15 PM

When an aid to reconstruct their buildings finally reached their humble school they did not hesitate a bit even if the mothers themselves would have be the construction workers

#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

Don’t forget 20K homeless after Yolanda – UN

Nov 08, 2014 - 3:00 PM

International organizations and humanitarian groups have credited the government for its competent and impressive rehabilitation efforts but notes that permanent shelter and livelihood remain urgent needs

Yeb Saño: #ClimateWalk a continuing journey

Nov 08, 2014 - 12:52 PM

Next stop: The hearts and minds of Filipinos and the rest of the world

From Manila’s Kilometer Zero, Climate Walk participants cross San Juanico Bridge to arrive in Tacloban- Haiyan Ground Zero, in time for the first anniversary of the Typhoon Haiyan’s landfall in Eastern Visayas.

Advocates end 1,000-km Climate Walk at Yolanda ground zero

Nov 08, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Aside from showing solidarity with the millions affected by the super typhoon the Climate Walk aims to pressure leaders to take action against climate change

CLIMATE WALK. The file photo shows environment advocates in Luneta before they began their 40-day march that took them to Tacloban, 'Ground Zero' of the landfall of Typhoon Haiyan. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

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

Post-Yolanda: Depression among mothers 'rising'

Nov 07, 2014 - 10:45 AM

If a mother’s depression is left untreated and becomes severe there is a chance her child will also suffer depression

Post-Yolanda: 'Cases of mental disorders to rise until 2015'

Nov 07, 2014 - 10:15 AM

The Philippines faces more challenges ahead in tackling mental health issues one year after Super Typhoon Yolanda

GRIEF. In this file photo taken on Nov 19, 2013, Mary Joy Ducusin reacts as she finds her missing 6 year old son, British citizen Jairo Ben among the bodies brought to one of three mass burial sites where they so far have received more than one thousand typhoon victims in Tacloban, after Super Typhoon Haiyan swept over the central Philippines. File photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

Yolanda a year after: More than 300 classrooms built

Nov 05, 2014 - 8:59 PM

Thousands of classrooms are not yet completely built but DepEd says it is on track in its efforts since it is building classrooms that can withstand intense earthquakes and strong winds

RUINS. The inside view of what was once a high school classroom in Hernani, Eastern Samar. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Taking care of Marabut's mental health

Nov 05, 2014 - 3:00 PM

More than listening an aid group assists Yolanda victims through a psychosocial program in a town where the essence of helplessness is really very strong

After world aid, gov’t must scale up Yolanda rehab

Nov 04, 2014 - 8:41 PM

International experts from Manila New York and Geneva tell Rappler the government must give displaced survivors dignified temporary shelters while working out long term settlement and policy issues

Post-Yolanda: Community support key to mental health

Nov 04, 2014 - 4:18 PM

With limited resources health groups tap into the power of community to address mental health challenges after Super Typhoon Yolanda

Yolanda anniversary: Light a candle on November 8

Nov 03, 2014 - 7:15 PM

One year has passed and Yolanda survivors are standing strong Show your support light a candle on November 8

Photo from Haiyan 1st Year Anniversary Candlelight Memorial Facebook page

Yolanda a year after: More teenage pregnancies expected

Oct 30, 2014 - 4:48 PM

Since the super typhoon hit in November 2013 over 15 000 babies are born in Yolanda affected areas every month WHO expects increased demands on the maternal health services

Yolanda a year after: Many still suffer grief, depression

Oct 30, 2014 - 12:43 PM

2nd UPDATE WHO estimates over 800 000 people in Yolanda hit areas have suffered different mental health conditions over the past year and 80 000 require further medication and support

Yolanda a year after: No major disease outbreaks recorded

Oct 29, 2014 - 9:22 PM

That really is quite remarkable A typhoon of this level of devastation you would expect to see disease outbreaks says WHO s Julie Hall Still she warns that communities in affected areas remain vulnerable

NO MAJOR OUTBREAKS. Spanish medical volunteer Manuel Pardo Rius (R), 33, and Pablo Carreno Tormo (L), 34, administer a measles vaccine to a young typhoon victim during the WHO-UNICEF vaccination program inside the damaged San Antonio church in the super typhoon devastated town of Basey, Samar province, Philippines, Nov 28, 2013. File photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

Yolanda a year after: Hundreds of clinics not yet repaired

Oct 29, 2014 - 6:11 PM

Of the 600 barangay and municipal health stations and hospitals in Eastern Visayas that were damaged by the super typhoon two thirds have yet to be repaired says WHO

NOT SPARED. A Filipino woman runs past patients at the Divine Word hospital in the super typhoon devastated city of Tacloban, Leyte province, Philippines, Nov 17, 2013. File photo by Nic Bothma/EPA

HIGHLIGHTS: #ClimateWalk to Tacloban

Oct 01, 2014 - 5:12 PM

The Climate Walk begins on Thursday October 2 at the Kilometer Zero marker in Rizal Park Manila

PH climate envoy to embark on 40-day Climate Walk

Sep 25, 2014 - 9:54 PM

The walk starts from Manila on October 2 and ends in Tacloban City on November 8 the anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

Aquino to DSWD: Thank you for not giving up amid criticisms

Jan 16, 2014 - 2:53 PM

Despite the praise President Benigno Aquino III did not announce a bonus for the social welfare department on the agency s 63rd anniversary

PRAISE. President Benigno Aquino III lauded the work of DSWD in 2013 and gave special awards for employees with outstanding service. Malacañang Photo Bureau