Yolanda recovery - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Yolanda recovery


How the Duterte administration is fast-tracking Yolanda recovery

Jun 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM

President Duterte has criticized the past government for the slow rehab of Eastern Visayas What happens when he tells agencies he is getting impatient?

FAST-TRACKED. President Rodrigo Duterte said he wanted Yolanda relief efforts to be finished by the end of 2017.

25,000 Yolanda survivors in Aklan appeal for gov't help

Nov 09, 2016 - 3:17 PM

In a solidarity march held to commemorate the 3rd year anniversary of Yolanda in Aklan some 4 000 survivors of Rise Up Aklan converge to ask the government for help

NEED HELP. Yolanda survivors march in Aklan to ask the national government for the housing assistance promised to them by the provincial government. Photo by by Boy Ryan Zabal/ Rappler

‘For the next generation’: Iloilo fishermen take lead in coastal management

Sep 04, 2016 - 9:04 AM

From creating artificial reefs to planting mangroves fisherfolk in Iloilo s northern towns lead efforts in coastal management to make the sea sustainable for their children

REPLENISHING RESOURCES. Jackstone-type artificial reefs lie on the shores of Barangay Bancal in Carles town. These serve as breeding grounds once immersed under water. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Students in Iloilo island-village brave sea to get to school

Aug 29, 2016 - 11:17 AM

More than 70 of Tinigban Elementary School s 24 students ride the waves everyday to reach their dreams of finishing school

NO EXCUSES. Students from Sitio Tubig Manok brave the sea everyday to get to their school, Tinigban Elementary School. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Yolanda survivors in northern Iloilo finally have homes

Aug 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Almost 3 years after Super Typhoon Yolanda hit Iloilo survivors of northern Iloilo can now leave their makeshift houses and move to safer homes

How solar panels helped Iloilo fishermen recover from Yolanda

Aug 20, 2016 - 2:00 PM

The money they used to buy kerosene before is now used to buy rice and food They don’t have to go far either to charge their equipment

GO SOLAR. Solar panels are placed outside the charging station in Barangay Bancal in Carles. The charging station's design can withstand extreme weather conditions. Photo by David Lozada

PhilDHRRA completes effort for Haiyan-affected Cebu communities

Sep 11, 2015 - 5:42 PM

Under the project intervention 9 barangays in 3 municipalities are transformed into resilient communities through disaster risk reduction and management and development of sustainable sivelihood for resiliency

Representatives of PhilDRAA turn over the certification of completion to officials of their partner barangays. Photo by Ted Aldwin Ong/ Rappler

#AfterYolanda: Gaps in mental health care glaring

Apr 16, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Yolanda survivors had suffered from mental health conditions like depression anxiety post traumatic stress disorder and post natal depression

PHOTO PACKAGE FOR ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF SUPER TYPHOON HAIYAN (FILES) In this file photo taken on November 19, 2013, Mary Joy Ducusin reacts as she finds her missing six 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. Haiyan, the strongest storm ever to make landfall, packed winds of 315 kilometres (195 miles) per hour when it slammed the central Philippines on November 8, 2013, bringing tsunami-like storm surges that wiped out entire villages and left more than 7,350 people dead or missing. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN / FILES

Yolanda still haunts children, families in Iloilo

Nov 25, 2014 - 8:08 PM

Yolanda survivors from Iloilo are grateful for the temporary shelter but they complain about the lack of livelihood

TRANSIENT. These bunkhouses supported by international organizations and NGOs in cooperation with some government offices serve as homes to 101 families for 2 to 3 more years. Photo by Althea Marie M. Elle

A fisherman's prayer

Nov 23, 2014 - 7:56 PM

Fisherfolk are the poorest of the Fililipino poor with a poverty incidence rate of 39 2 They’ve lived along the water always at risk of danger

LIVELIHOOD. Ka Jun stands at the dock, where fisher folks' boats stationed. Photo from Oxfam

#AfterYolanda: A time for remembering

Nov 08, 2014 - 12:12 PM

No matter how painful it is to look back as we remember our own stories of survival and heartaches we must keep an eye forward The scars will always be there but that should not stop us from moving on and building back better

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

#AfterYolanda: Red Cross volunteers still helping

Nov 04, 2014 - 7:46 PM

A year after Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan some 8 000 Red Cross volunteers and personnel are still doing humanitarian work in affected areas

REBUILDING. Red Cross gives GI sheets to Yolanda survivors so they can rebuild their homes. Photo from PRC

Metrobank Foundation honors development workers

Sep 05, 2014 - 11:17 PM

The annual grants turnover is one of the highlights in the celebration of Metrobank s 52nd anniversary

New home: A birthday gift for a young Yolanda survivor

Aug 21, 2014 - 9:24 PM

Yolanda destroys 1 1 million houses leaving 4 million people homeless

Floating house, aerodynamic school top archi-design contest

Jun 10, 2014 - 8:37 PM

Young architects’ winning designs will be adopted in Yolanda reconstruction efforts

AirAsia Philippines gears up for 2016 re-fleeting program

May 25, 2014 - 3:01 PM

Air Asia CEO Tony Fernandes is bullish on the Philippines growth potential

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Organic farming: The answer to food insecurity in Yolanda-hit areas

May 04, 2014 - 9:30 AM

Eulita Dumpay and her family struggle to make ends meet when Super Typhoon Yolanda destroyed their only source of livelihood – coconut farming

MOTIVATED. Eulita Dumpay is determined to cultivate the land with vegetables to sustain their family’s needs. She says she will use organic fertilizers while they are waiting to plant new coconut trees. All photos by Leoniza Morales.

The rise of Santa Fe

Apr 29, 2014 - 3:45 PM

The UNDP s cash for work program is helping families affected by Haiyan rebuild their interrupted lives

SURVIVING. Trinidad Bato-Balono smiles with her family after a clean-up operation in Santa Fe, Cebu. All photos from Anna Lamentillo

Honoring the heroes of Haiyan

Apr 03, 2014 - 2:29 PM

Let s honor those who went beyond the call of duty to help others

5 lessons from Yolanda women survivors

Mar 17, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Looking back at the images after working for Typhoon Haiyan relief response I reflect on the lessons from people with the instinct to nurture women

SHARING. Women survivors share their experiences and lessons from Typhoon Yolanda. All photos by Monalinda Cadiz

Verses typhoon Yolanda: A storm of Filipino poets

Mar 16, 2014 - 2:47 PM

In response to Yolanda’s devastation Filipino poets in the Philippines and the diaspora rallied to create a fundraising anthology

'We need the government to protect the poor, not the rich'

Mar 09, 2014 - 2:37 PM

If the government cannot help us who needs government?

STRUGGLE. The Turib family in their home in the island of Mambakayaw, Bantayan, Cebu. All photos by Br. Tagoy Jakosalem

Getting back up on her feet

Mar 02, 2014 - 9:29 PM

Football player Margarette Sosing has had enough of Super Typhoon Yolanda This time she is putting up a fight for survivors

Football fever shines spotlight on Tacloban recovery

Feb 28, 2014 - 8:04 PM

Football superstars and a a documentary filmmaker joint efforts in the rehabilitation of Tacloban

UP lantern parade: lighting the way for Yolanda recovery

Dec 19, 2013 - 1:47 PM

This year’s theme “Maalab Na Serbisyo Publiko ng Mapagkalingang Kampus” is in solidarity with the recent tragedy that struck the nation