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Help for the helpers: Mental health support for Yolanda's first responders

Nov 08, 2017 - 8:08 AM

In the clamor for mental health support during natural calamities, most of the attention is focused on the victims, but those who provide relief response also need help

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 7, 2017

Nov 07, 2017 - 8:29 AM

Hi! Here's a roundup of the news you need to know this Tuesday.

3 unresolved issues, 3 years after Yolanda

Nov 13, 2016 - 8:32 AM

I am not satisfied President Rodrigo Duterte says referring to the slow pace of rehabilitation in Yolanda affected areas

REMEMBER YOLANDA. Filipinos light candles on the eve of the third anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda on November 8, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

VLOG: Binay, opposition lead Typhoon Yolanda commemoration

Nov 08, 2015 - 11:39 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay visits typhoon hit Leyte to campaign and to check on the condition of the survivors

POLITICAL EVENT? Vice President Jejomar Binay and his UNA senatorial candidates attend the unveiling of the Anibong Memorial Marker in Tacloban City on November 7, 2015. to commemorate Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

After Haiyan: The ship that stayed

Nov 08, 2015 - 2:36 PM

One of the ships that ran aground in Tacloban now serves as a memorial for those who died during Typhoon Haiyan Yolanda

'Iiskwaton kami': Displacement, resistance in Leyte 2 years after Yolanda

Nov 08, 2015 - 11:45 AM

In some communities in Leyte Super Typhoon Yolanda is part of a broader history of threatened eviction displacement and marginalization of communities doing their best to stay afloat

HOME. Shanties along the shoreline of Tacloban City. Image courtesy April Porteria

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

Filipino couple finds love, hope among typhoon misery

Nov 07, 2015 - 1:40 PM

Two years after the monster storm devastated the coastal city of Tacloban killing thousands Juvelyn Luana has a new partner a new son and a shack far from the deadly shore

TWO YEARS AFTER. This photo taken on November 2, 2015, shows a young boy looking from a mountain overlooking downtown Tacloban City, Leyte province, central Philippines, ahead of the two-year anniversary of the devastating typhoon Haiyan. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

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

Climate debate takes global pulse ahead of Paris summit

Jun 06, 2015 - 12:53 PM

One of the first debates is in the Philippines a Southeast Asian nation particularly vulnerable to climate change and already hit by an average of 20 major storms or typhoons a year

GLOBAL DEBATES. This general view shows participants attending a climate debate forum titled 'World Wide Views on Climate and Energy' in Manila on June 6, 2015. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Families in Tacloban to receive housing aid

Apr 25, 2015 - 11:16 PM

The national government has provided P315 million intended for families whose houses were partially damaged due to the onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda more than a year ago

REBUILDING. The Tacloban city government is pressed to find land for houses that need to be built. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

In Sendai, Philippines shows lessons from Yolanda

Mar 20, 2015 - 7:40 PM

The Philippines signs a framework for disaster risk reduction during a recently concluded United Nations conference in Sendai Japan

BEST PRACTICES. Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman heads the Philippine delegation to the 3rd United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. Photo from UNISDR

A post-Yolanda project that caught the French president's eye

Mar 01, 2015 - 6:03 PM

A housing project for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan led by French businesses in the Philippines catches the attention of the French president

France's Hollande celebrates private initiative post-Haiyan

Oceans warmest during Yolanda – Filipino NASA scientist

Feb 23, 2015 - 7:09 PM

This indicates that more cyclones as strong as Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan will occur in the future says UP alumnus Dr Josefino Comiso

This animated image shows the MTSAT image of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) between 19:57 and 02:57 UTC Nov 6-7 2013. Image courtesy NOAA

What the health sector can learn from the papal visit

Feb 04, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Here are three things the health community can glean from Pope Francis recent State and Apostolic mission to the Philippines

Pope Francis interacts thru a sign language to a Filipino parents with disabilities during a meeting with families at the MOA Arena. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Pope Francis warns vs 'destruction' of family

Jan 18, 2015 - 4:56 PM

Pope Francis: Through sin man has also destroyed the unity and beauty of our human family creating social structures which perpetuate poverty ignorance and corruption

FULL TEXT: Pope Francis' homily, Mass at Luneta

Jan 18, 2015 - 4:02 PM

The full text of Pope Francis homily as delivered during the Holy Mass at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta Manila Sunday January 18

Pope to Filipinos: Be missionaries of the faith

Jan 18, 2015 - 3:56 PM

UPDATED Being the foremost Catholic country in Asia is both a blessing and a vocation for the Philippines Pope Francis says

FILIPINO FAITHFUL. Hundreds of thousands gather near the Quirino Grandstand to attend the Concluding Mass of Pope Francis on Sunday, January 18. Photo courtesy of PAF-PIO

IN PHOTOS: Pope Francis in the Philippines, day 3

Jan 17, 2015 - 5:53 PM

Highlights of Pope Francis third day in the Philippines in photos

Devotees pray during a mass, held by Pope Francis (not seen) in Tacloban on January 17, 2015. Photo by Johannes Eiselle/AFP

FULL TEXT: Pope Francis' undelivered homily, Holy Mass at Tacloban airport

Jan 17, 2015 - 4:42 PM

[UPDATED WITH VIDEO Here is the full text of Pope Francis prepared homily for the Holy Mass at the Tacloban airport Saturday January 17 which he decided to ditch in favor of an impromptu homily

FULL TEXT: Undelivered speech: Pope thanks Yolanda volunteers

Jan 17, 2015 - 4:09 PM

Here is the full text as prepared for delivery of a speech Pope Francis was supposed to deliver at the Palo Cathedral during his visit there

FULL TEXT: Pope Francis' homily, Holy Mass in Tacloban

Jan 17, 2015 - 10:46 AM

UPDATED WITH VIDEO Pope Francis in Tacloban: I come to tell you that Jesus is Lord and he never lets us down

Pope in raincoat says mass in Tacloban

Jan 17, 2015 - 9:39 AM

Viva il Papa Papa Francesco Yolanda survivors chant as Pope Francis arrives in Tacloban to console them

Holiday in Leyte for Pope visit

Jan 13, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Work in all government offices and classes in all levels both public and private will be suspended from January 15 to 16

PREPARATIONS. Policemen inspect the open field venue where Pope Francis is scheduled to celebrate a mass near the airport in Tacloban City. Photo by EPA

FAST FACTS: Palo Cathedral, Leyte

Jan 12, 2015 - 1:00 AM

Palo Cathedral or the Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lord’s Transfiguration is one of the structures badly hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013

AFTER YOLANDA. An ocean of debris surrounds the Palo Metropolitan Cathedral a few days after Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan). Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler.com

FAST FACTS: Pope Francis Center

Jan 12, 2015 - 1:00 AM

The construction of the center – named after Pope Francis – is funded by Vatican City s Cor Unum the Caritas of the Holy See

UNDER CONSTRUCTION. The Pope Francis Center, still being constructed in this photo, is built after Super Typhoon Yolanda hit the area. Photo from papalvisit.ph

FAST FACTS: Archdiocese of Palo (Leyte) and the archbishop's residence

Jan 12, 2015 - 1:00 AM

Archbishop John Forrosuelo Du currently heads the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Palo which covers the provinces of Leyte Biliran and the whole Samar island

DESTROYED. The Palo Archbishop’s residence is one of the structures destroyed destroyed by Super Typhoon Yolanda. Photo from CBCP

Tacloban population to ‘double’ during Pope visit

Jan 09, 2015 - 3:56 PM

Classes in the Leyte capital are suspended from January 14 to 16 while work in government classes are suspended from January 15 to 16

READY. Both the Philippine and Vatican flags are raised at the Tacloban airport open grounds in the days leading up to Pope Francis’ visit to the Typhoon Yolanda-hit province. Photo by Renz Bulseco

After Seniang, Ruby, Yolanda: N. Iloilo teens suddenly grow up

Jan 04, 2015 - 6:21 PM

Typhoons Seniang Ruby and Yolanda force teens like Michelle Angelie and Antony to grow up

In Brgy. Poblacion, Zone 1,  in the outskirts of the town proper, 18-year- old  Angelie Trayco was busy fixing their wet things in their ruined house after the recent category 2 typhoon Ruby once more threatened to wreak havoc on their town.

Lacson to step down as Yolanda rehab czar

Dec 21, 2014 - 3:38 PM

Lacson says he will step down in February once the post Yolanda reconstruction and rehabilitation duties are transferred to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

Solar suitcases, panels to power Iloilo clinics

Dec 10, 2014 - 7:59 PM

Should the next disaster strike some rural health units in Iloilo should be able to operate even without electricity

HARNESSING SUNLIGHT. A 50-watt solar panel converts sunlight into electricity to power a home in Tanauan, Leyte. File photo by Nim Gonzales

The role of LGUs, local councils during disasters

Dec 06, 2014 - 1:55 PM

Local government units are expected to be at the frontline of emergency measures in the aftermath of disasters according to the 1991 Local Government Code

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

Yolanda survivors in Iloilo show posttraumatic growth – study

Nov 23, 2014 - 11:51 AM

Local researchers find that survivors from northern Iloilo are now in positive psychological states a year after Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

Q&A: UN deputy chief on Haiyan, ISIS and blue helmets

Nov 23, 2014 - 10:22 AM

The UN s number two diplomat talks about the global implications of problems the Philippines faces like disaster risk reduction terrorism and peacekeeping

#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

Waves for water for northern Iloilo’s Yolanda survivors

Nov 12, 2014 - 9:15 AM

A year after Typhoon Yolanda there are still places in Western Visayas which have little or zero access to clean drinking water

WATER. Waves for Water, a community of international surfers, and local NGO Ambag give access to clean drinking water to survivors of typhoon Yolanda in northern Iloilo. Photos by Jesyl Gabrielle Gubatanga.

APEC delegates praise Aquino's 'economic stewardship'

Nov 11, 2014 - 1:40 PM

President Aquino tells delegates he has a good Cabinet whose members make personal sacrifices to serve the country

Romualdez lied, performed 'below par' – Lacson

Nov 10, 2014 - 2:45 PM

Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson blasts Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez for being difficult and siding with anti government protesters

SET ASIDE POLITICS. Rehabiliation czar Panfilo Lacson urges local government officials to set aside politics for the sake of efficient Yolanda rehabilitation. Photo by Josh Albelda

Yolanda: Isang paggunita

Nov 10, 2014 - 11:48 AM

Mahalagang mabatid na halos lahat ng nagkakamalay tungkol sa isang kalamidad ay mga biktima – iba t ibang antas lamang ang tindi ng pagkakapinsala at pagdadalamhati

Yolanda stories show durability of human spirit

Nov 09, 2014 - 5:53 PM

In this video produced by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom the unshaken and durable component human spirit is evident despite the wrath of Typhoon Yolanda

Tacloban and its uneven recovery

Nov 09, 2014 - 5:45 PM

The use of different strokes for different folks has resulted in different capacities for recovery with implications on how people are reorienting their lives in the post Yolanda context

WAITING FOR HELP. Children play along the shore in Tacloban, which was devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) nearly a year ago, on October 17, 2014. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

DSWD: Zero tents in Yolanda-affected areas by yearend

Nov 09, 2014 - 2:47 PM

More than 1 500 families still live in makeshift tents and shelters as of September 2014 the agency s data shows

Payback time for the big polluters?

Nov 09, 2014 - 1:39 PM

We have moved on to looking at which projects need to be stopped who should pay for the damages and how much

Post-Yolanda, NGOs make things happen in north Iloilo

Nov 09, 2014 - 12:57 PM

Numerous NGOs help in a big way in the ongoing rehabilitation in northern Iloilo post Yolanda

Thanks to local and international NGOs, school buildings have been repaired but it is hardly back to normal for people in northern Iloilo. Photo by Joselito Villasis/Typhoon Yolanda Story Hub Visayas

PH to foreign militaries: Thank you for Yolanda aid

Nov 09, 2014 - 12:29 PM

AFP chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr says he personally thanked chiefs of foreign militaries during the annual Chiefs of Defense Conference held in Brunei last week

AFP Chief General Gregorio Catapang Jr

Learning from disaster: Corruption and environmental catastrophe

Nov 09, 2014 - 10:00 AM

The breakdown of accountability provides unscrupulous public officials with a golden opportunity to siphon off money and supplies from government funds and donations

File/Agence France-Presse/Noel Celis

#AfterYolanda: The women of Tolosa do not cry anymore

Nov 08, 2014 - 4:00 PM

The memories of Typhoon Yolanda are lodged at the back of their minds but there are moments when the women survivors still wonder why it ever happened

Gov't to complete Tacloban airport rehab in Jan 2015

Nov 08, 2014 - 3:35 PM

The Aquino administration reports that it has finished work on 3 other airports and 14 seaports in Yolanda hit areas

French firms build ‘disaster-resilient future’ for Yolanda survivors

Nov 08, 2014 - 3:15 PM

The consortium of French companies operating in the Philippines eyes completion of its two reconstruction projects in Northern Cebu by 2015