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[OPINION] Preserving indigenous knowledge in disaster recovery

Nov 15, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Keeping indigenous knowledge systems, practices, and beliefs alive will allow communities of smallholder farmers to maintain their culture and the balance in their ecosystem without sacrificing their livelihood

WATCH: What Duterte promised mayors in Vinta-hit Lanao del Norte

Dec 27, 2017 - 10:24 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte vows to fast-track rehabilitation in Vinta-hit areas, but are the funds for handling disasters in 2017 enough?

VINTA DAMAGE. Severe Tropical Storm Vinta damages bridges in Lanao del Norte province including this one that leads to a remote village in Munai town. Photo courtesy of Ninoy Castro/DSWD

DSWD conducts relief operations for people displaced by Maring

Sep 13, 2017 - 10:50 AM

The welfare department says at least 221 families or 924 persons were affected by the heavy downpour and flooding caused by Maring which hit Luzon as a tropical depression

#MARINGPH. Commuters and motorists brave the knee-deep flood due to heavy rains brought by TD Maring along Evacom in Las Piñas City on September 12, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

How an entrepreneur turned a 'public enemy' into a money-making resource

Jul 30, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The water hyacinth considered a public enemy for clogging waterways and causing severe flooding is now being transformed into useful products by a Laguna community thanks to a Los Baños entrepreneur

NDRRMC to ask P78-B more from Congress for recovery efforts

Mar 14, 2017 - 5:21 PM

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council only about P5 8 billion is left of the NDRRMC fund which is not enough to fund recovery needs

WATCH: Phivolcs explains strong Surigao quake

Feb 13, 2017 - 12:55 AM

Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum discusses the science behind the February 10 tremor and how the affected communities should deal with the disaster

CRACKS. Motorists pass a building damaged by the strong earthquake that struck Surigao City on February 10, 2017. Photo by Erwin Mascariñas/AFP

WATCH: How Miss Universe, CordAid helped Yolanda-hit village build back better

Feb 08, 2017 - 4:45 PM

Pia Wurtzbach s recent visit to an indigenous community in Palawan showcases the success of a rehabilitation project after Yolanda

Groups collaborate to prevent diarrhea outbreak in Catanduanes

Jan 03, 2017 - 9:41 AM

The Humanitarian Response Consortium HRC installs a water bladder and distributes Aqua tablets in typhoon hit community to improve water safety in typhoon hit communities

China sends condolences to PH over Typhoon Nina victims

Jan 02, 2017 - 1:20 PM

China is ready to provide emergency assistance Chinese President Xi Jinping assures President Rodrigo Duterte

AFFECTED POPULATION. Typhoon Nina, which made landfall on Christmas Day, affected over 1.5 million people or 326,632 families in Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Region 5, and Region 8. Photo by Jerome Ruiz Berja

Oriental Mindoro takes stock of Typhoon Nina damage

Dec 31, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The typhoon inflicted casualties damage to agriculture and infrastructure and left many people in Oriental Mindoro still without electricity as they welcome the new year

COMMUNICATION. Municipalities in Oriental Mindoro set up charging stations in the aftermath of Typhoon Nina

New Zealand, PRC inaugurate relief warehouse in Tacloban

Dec 15, 2016 - 2:34 PM

The center is part of New Zealand s P159 million donation to the Philippine Red Cross for disaster recovery

WILLING TO HELP. New Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines David Strachan (L) and Philippine Red Cross Secretary-General Oscar Palabyab (R) officially open the new disaster logistics warehouse in Tacloban. Photo by Jazmin Romero/ Rappler

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

Cagayan needs Yolanda-like rehab plan – Governor Mamba

Nov 06, 2016 - 11:20 PM

Super Typhoon Lawin Haima left P5 7 billion worth of damage to agriculture and P2 8 billion worth of damage to infrastructure in Cagayan

Cagayan gov't to release P20M for Lawin-damaged homes

Nov 03, 2016 - 12:07 PM

Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba says priority will be given to 11 hardest areas in the province

DESTROYED. Typhoon Lawin leaves a trail of destruction in Peñablanca, Cagayan. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

#ReliefPH: DSWD ready to accept donations for Lawin survivors

Oct 27, 2016 - 4:26 PM

Donors can proceed to the nearest DSWD Field Office in their area or to the DSWD National Resource Operations Center NROC in Pasay City

Bayanihan spirit alive in Cagayan during, after Lawin

Oct 25, 2016 - 10:00 PM

In the aftermath of Super Typhoon Lawin Haima members of some of the hardest hit communities and volunteers are coming together for relief and recovery efforts

#LawinPH: Road to recovery begins

Oct 22, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Typhoon Lawin left at least 9 dead and 3 missing with thousands more lives interrupted Now the process of rehabilitation and recovery begins

HARD ROAD AHEAD. A family gathers their belongings along a highway after their house was destroyed by super typhoon Haima, in San Pablo town, Isabela province, north of Manila on October 20, 2016. Photo credits: Ted Aljibe/AFP

VIDEO: Aftermath of Typhoon Karen in Baler, Aurora

Oct 16, 2016 - 1:04 PM

Aurora is among the provinces that conducted preemptive and forced evacuations in high risk areas beginning Saturday afternoon

WATCH: Zero casualty: Government reaches isolated Batanes island

Sep 18, 2016 - 8:24 PM

We will treat rehabilitation in Batanes with urgency’ says Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad NDRRMC chief

BATANES DESTRUCTION. Photo courtesy of Ricardo Jalad

WATCH: Digital communications as tools for climate action

Mar 16, 2016 - 1:35 PM

This session of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training will teach the fundamentals on participating collaborating and partnering online

PANEL DISCUSSION. Philippine Red Cross secretary general Gwen Pang, e-Bayanihan lead developer John Noel Victorino, Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation communications officer Migel Estoque, MovePH director Zak Yuson, and MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz discuss online and onground platforms for climate action. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Pangasinan student faces tougher problems after Typhoon Lando

Oct 31, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Mothers are worried about their families and their children Classes will resume soon but they have yet to replace school supplies that were swept away by floods

Kristine and her two children check out relief goods from boxes given by World Vision Philippines. They say the help will be useful as they try to rebuild their homes. Most houses in their barangay were destroyed by heavy rains and floods from Typhoon Lando. Photo courtesy of World Vision

Behind the scenes: Task Force Ground Zero formed in Casiguran

Oct 22, 2015 - 2:17 PM

The task force will augment local recovery efforts in Aurora where 16 000 families are affected by Typhoon Lando

SONA 2015: How Aquino fared in disaster management since Yolanda

Jul 27, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Disaster preparedness efforts of the Aquino administration have improved since Super Typhoon Yolanda and the Visayas earthquake But efforts to rehabilitate disaster hit areas remain wanting

Project 120 aids disaster survivors in Visayas

Jul 20, 2015 - 8:20 PM

Press release: Project 120 targets the provinces of Bohol Cebu and Iloilo – areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda and Bohol earthquake in 2013

Sun Life

Disaster rehabilitation through proper relocation and housing

Jul 17, 2015 - 12:35 PM

International housing aid group distributes 25 houses to 25 families in Tacloban City

INVESTMENT. Habitat for Humanity CEO Ayco says housing for Yolanda survivors is more of an investment than mere charity. The NGO received funding from energy company AES to build 25 houses for 25 families in Tacloban. Photo by Jed Cortes/Rappler.

The Nepal earthquake and its economic, poverty impacts

Jul 03, 2015 - 1:54 PM

Two months after the earthquake which devastated Nepal how is the economic recovery going for survivors?

REHABILITATION AND RECOVERY. Nepalese survivors of the earthquake stand strong amidst the looming economic and poverty impact of the earthquake.

New classrooms, new hope for Yolanda survivors

Jun 17, 2015 - 7:01 PM

Help doesn’t need to be done with the money It can be done in many different ways

RENEWED HOPE. Students of Lipata Lamputong Elementary School will now be able to use the classrooms reconstructed through the collaboration of Embracing the World and the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation. Photo by Santosh Miyazawa

After the quakes: Learning from the Nepalese people

May 27, 2015 - 4:21 PM

The Nepalese help each other build temporary shelters and do farm activities They even trek for hours to carry relief items to their neighbors

CHALLENGES. Bringing in aid is very difficult due to Nepal's rough roads and terrain. Photo from Plan International

Filipinos help Nepalese in time of need

May 08, 2015 - 2:52 PM

A team of Filipinos is in Nepal to provide much needed assistance and food to the survivors of a devastating earthquake The Filipino disaster experts say it is their humble way of repaying the kindness extended by Nepal to the Philippines

FIRST AID. Dr Ted Esguerra checks on the health conditions of villagers from Ichowk Village in Nepal.

More than a year after Yolanda: Home sweet home?

Apr 25, 2015 - 3:18 PM

Yolanda survivors transferred to a government resettlement project in Barangay Cabalawan Tacloban complain of poor quality houses

Business partners for 24/7 disaster operations center

Apr 16, 2015 - 6:00 PM

In a country beset by at least 20 typhoons a year there is growing consensus that collaboration is needed to minimize the damage caused by natural hazards

READY. Business leaders and Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle sign the commitment to make the Disaster Operations Center a reality

My Culasi experience after Yolanda

Apr 16, 2015 - 3:49 PM

A young writer shares his experiences during a Yolanda relief operation

New Zealand: Where art aids disaster recovery

Mar 31, 2015 - 6:32 PM

Art can remind our politicians and the private sector that rehabilitation doesn t deal only with progress reports figures and flowcharts It must be centered on beating hearts and thinking minds

ARTSY PARKING LOTS. Street art lights up public spaces. Photo by Andrew Robles

JICA jumpstarts economic recovery for Yolanda survivors

Mar 30, 2015 - 7:17 PM

Press release: The JICA projects aim to raise the productivity of the fish industry in the area in the long term

YOLANDA. Filipino women wash clothes next to a ship washed ashore, in the super typhoon devastated city of Tacloban in November 2013. File photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

4 years on, Japan's tsunami victims frozen in their tragedy

Mar 11, 2015 - 10:08 AM

Four years after the tsunami thousands of people are unable to turn the page on the horror For them grief is frozen in time because they cannot find the bodies they need to mourn

IN LOVING MEMORY. In a picture taken on March 8, 2015, portraits of Takayuku Ueno's two deceased children, daughter Erika (L) and son Kotaro (R), are displayed on an alter at his newly constructed home at Kaibama area in Minami-soma, north of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

How disasters affect women

Mar 09, 2015 - 7:14 PM

Disasters do not discriminate women It is the institutions they hit that discriminate which ultimately increases a woman’s vulnerability and allows for disproportionate impacts

WOMEN DURING DISASTERS. Despite the roles women play in households, they are usually left out of disaster prevention programs. Photo by Aleksandar Todorovic/Shutterstock.com

DSWD, ILO partner for sustainable livelihood

Mar 09, 2015 - 4:37 PM

Press Release: DSWD and ILO strengthen its partnership to support sustainable livelihood and community enterprise development in regions affected by Typhoon Yolanda

Cebu island refuses housing help for Yolanda victims

Feb 28, 2015 - 7:30 AM

The new guideline introduced by the DSWD will render ineligible 60 of the previously identified 17 000 housing beneficiaries

The orphans of Guinsaugon

Feb 19, 2015 - 8:00 AM

9 years after the tragic landslide the orphans of Guinsaugon already lead different lives Some have success stories but there are also those who never got to move on from the tragedy

REMEMBERED. The new mass memorial for the victims of the 2006 Guinsaugon landslide stand as a reminder to survivors of the hardships they went through. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

After Typhoon Ruby: Life under the bridge

Jan 24, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Evelyn s family has been forced to live in a makeshift house under a bridge ever since Typhoon Ruby hit their hometown and destroyed their home

Japan turns over daycare center, national agri school to Yolanda victims

Jan 14, 2015 - 3:25 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Government of Japan holds its first turnover ceremony in Typhoon Yolanda devastated areas

After Yolanda, Glenda, Ruby, Samar farmers face hunger, poverty

Jan 06, 2015 - 6:31 PM

Having lived in one of the most disaster prone regions in the country every storm pushes them deeper into the mire of poverty

New Year wishes from Yolanda-ravaged northern Iloilo

Jan 03, 2015 - 12:09 AM

Christmas passed and another year is here but we are still recovering from the typhoons

WATER. Drinking water is a rare commodity in the islands of northern Iloilo where islanders still have to go to the mainland to get their precious supply. All photos by Jesyl Gabrielle Gubatanga

AirAsia plane may have managed to ditch: experts

Jan 01, 2015 - 7:50 PM

Experts say the results of the initial phase of search and rescue operations suggest the pilot may have conducted an emergency water landing before the plane was overcome by high seas

TRAGIC FLIGHT. Members of an Indonesian search and rescue team prepare to set off to search at sea for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Manggar in East Belitung on December 30, 2014. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Maisarah: selamat dari tsunami karena nyangkut di pohon Palem

Dec 27, 2014 - 9:38 PM

Istri pendiri Aliansi Jurnalis Independen AJI Aceh ini kehilangan suami dan tiga anak Kisahnya selamat dari tsunami menggetarkan hati

Aceh anugerahkan gelar ‘Sri Paduka Tuan Seberang’ pada 35 negara

Dec 26, 2014 - 7:04 PM

Tiga puluh lima negara dianugerahi gelar Sri Paduka Tuan Seberang karena telah membantu Aceh membangun kembali daerahnya Namun penganugerahan itu tak bisa disaksikan semua masyarakat Aceh

TSUNAMI ACEH. Foto perbandingan kondisi sebuah daerah di Aceh, sebelum dan sesudah diterjang tsunami/Rappler

Kisah Bidan Asma, menolong kelahiran untuk mengobati duka

Dec 26, 2014 - 6:13 PM

Hari ini satu dekade lalu Bidan Asma kehilangan empat dari lima anak anaknya Kini dia menyibukkan diri mengurusi pasien diabetes dan pergi ke sekolah mengajar anak anak soal kesehatan

TSUNAMI DI MEULABOH. Sisa-sisa terjangan tsunami di Meulaboh, Aceh. Foto diambil pada 6 Januari 2005. EPA/MAST IRHAM

Prayers, tears: World mourns 2004 tsunami victims

Dec 26, 2014 - 11:29 AM

UPDATED Prayer recitals solemn visits to mass graves mark the start of mourning across tsunami hit nations for the 220 000 people who perished in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

REMEMBERING. Swedish women Lottie Knutson and Therese Wahlund hug after placing flowers into the sea to remember lost colleagues and friends on the beach at Khao Lak, on the ten year anniversary of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami at Khao Lak, southern Thailand, 26 December 2014. Barbara Walton/EPA

#AfterYolanda: Saved twice by man's best friend

Dec 19, 2014 - 5:00 PM

A year after super typhoon Haiyan an NGO worker revisits a boy and the dogs who saved him from death and despair

#RubyPH: When foreigners become locals at heart

Dec 10, 2014 - 6:11 PM

Volunteers feel like they are part of this community We are living here we are working here We have to help this community