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[OPINION] Outgrowing Yolanda

Nov 09, 2019 - 9:00 AM

It was a slow and painful healing process, but we would not have it any other way

6 years after Yolanda, hundreds of families yet to rebuild houses

Nov 09, 2019 - 7:10 AM

These families, from the villages of Pinamitinan and Malobago in the municipality of Marabut, Samar, are still in makeshift shelters in 'no-build zones'

WAITING FOR AID. Residents of Barangay Pinamitinan in Marabut, Samar, troop to Tacloban City in Leyte on the 6th anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda on November 8, 2019, to call on President Rodrigo Duterte to help them get permanent housing. Photo by Jazmin  Bonifacio/Rappler

From Yolanda to Marawi: What gov't must consider in rehabilitation

Nov 29, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Environmental planners discuss what went wrong in the post-Yolanda rehabilitation which can be avoided in the rebuilding of war-torn Marawi City

Super Typhoon Yolanda survivors look back 4 years later

Nov 08, 2017 - 9:20 PM

On the 4th anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), survivors remember what they went through and how it changed them

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 8, 2017

Nov 08, 2017 - 12:46 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

APPEAL DENIED. The Ombudsman denies the appeal of former president Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino III in connection to graft charges over the Mamasapano operations. Malacanang file photo

NHA: Contractor behind 'substandard' housing can't bid for Yolanda projects

Nov 07, 2017 - 2:30 PM

JC Tayag Builders is accused of constructing substandard houses for survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

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

Ombudsman fines ex-Daanbantayan mayor over Yolanda aid distribution

Oct 09, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Former Daanbantayan, Cebu mayor Augusto Corro initially disqualified residents of a 'no-build zone' from receiving financial aid, but it is later found that their area is not considered a danger zone

YOLANDA FUNDS. The Office of the Ombudsman finds a former mayor of Cebu guilty of simple neglect of duty for unclear guidelines in the qualifications for a financial assistance. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Lawmakers told: Substandard materials used in post-Yolanda housing

Sep 06, 2017 - 12:45 PM

A House committee looks into the progress – or lack thereof – of housing projects for Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan survivors

SLOW PACE. Legislators visit a post-Yolanda housing site in Hernani, Eastern Samar. Photo courtesy of the House committee on housing and urban development

Duterte creates task force to speed up Yolanda rehab

Aug 10, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The task force headed by Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr is designed to improve coordination between government agencies implementing Yolanda projects

Duterte: 200,000 Yolanda victims to get free housing

Feb 08, 2017 - 7:59 PM

The decision to award free housing to 205 000 beneficiaries is reached in a National Housing Authority board meeting chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte

HOUSING PROGRAMS. President Rodrigo Duterte is assisted by Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evaso, Jr. and Tacloban City Mayor Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez in awarding housing grants and various livelihood assistance programs to the Typhoon Yolanda-stricken communities in Tacloban City on January 25, 2017. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

Gov't eyes 'stronger' disaster management agency to replace NDRRMC

Jan 12, 2017 - 9:56 PM

If Congress approves the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council NDRRMC will be replaced by an independent agency called the Civil Defense Authority CDA

SECOND MEETING. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council holds its second meeting under the Duterte administration on January 12, 2017 in Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Photo by Toni Zuniga

Bambuhay: How bamboo weaving helped jumpstart a community's recovery from Yolanda

Dec 25, 2016 - 3:12 PM

Super Typhoon Yolanda destroyed the bamboo used by traditional weavers in Busuanga Caritas Philippines launches a livelihood program to revive the local bamboo weaving industry

Yolanda survivors hit planned demolition of homes in coastal areas

Nov 17, 2016 - 5:35 PM

They say proposed relocation sites in northern barangays are too far from the city center and have inadequate facilities

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

DSWD: 62% of core shelters yet to be built 3 years after Yolanda

Nov 07, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Social Welfare Assistant Secretary Aleli Bawagan says it is shameful that the government has not yet provided these houses promised to typhoon survivors

Robredo eyes completion of Yolanda housing by 2018

Nov 07, 2016 - 5:35 PM

The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council reports that only around 4 000 families have occupied permanent housing as of September this year

IN NUMBERS: 3 years after Super Typhoon Yolanda

Nov 07, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Three years into recovery and rehabilitation efforts in affected areas what has happened since?

RECOVERY. A wooden motorized boat sails past rebuilt houses that cover the coastline which were destroyed at the height of typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban City, Leyte on November 2, 2015. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

#RescueMarch in Eastern Visayas commemorates Yolanda

Nov 07, 2016 - 11:54 AM

We learned a lot from Yolanda not just rebuilding lives but rebuilding them better Yolanda provided a benchmark It is the new normal says Office of Civil Defense 8 Regional Director Edgar Posadas

?RESCUERS IN ACTION. Rescuers perform the Mogadishu Walk on their final march to ground zero in Balyuan Grounds, Tacloban City. All photos by Jene-Anne Pangue/ Rappler

Water sanitation 'crucial' for new resettlement areas

Sep 11, 2016 - 1:45 PM

An aid group working on post Yolanda rehabilitation project says clean water sanitation is usually overlooked in disaster hit areas

CLEAN WATER. Residents in the island-village of Taloto-an enjoy clean water from the solar filtration system built by Iloilo CODE and Christian Aid. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Poe overtakes Binay, SMC-Telstra deal, Al Gore | 12PM wRap

Mar 14, 2016 - 12:07 PM

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Tacloban against Mar? 'Concocted by rivals'

Jan 22, 2016 - 8:01 PM

LP standard bearer Mar Roxas also dismisses Davao Mayor Rody Duterte s latest tirades against him over his supposed incompetence in the aftermath of Yolanda

MARKET VISIT. Mar Roxas visits the Tacloban City Public Market on Friday, January 22. Photo from Korina Sanchez-Roxas' Facebook page

Poe disqualified, PH unemployment, migrant crisis | 12PM wRap

Dec 11, 2015 - 2:41 PM

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The Mayors of Tacloban

Nov 11, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Cristina Gonzales Romualdez and Councilor Neil Glova seek the mayoral post of Tacloban in 2016

Photo by Carlo Gabuco

Typhoon Haiyan, pork barrel scam, Myanmar elections | 12PM wRap

Nov 09, 2015 - 1:38 PM

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IN PHOTOS: The faces of climate change

Nov 07, 2015 - 9:07 PM

In the faces of Yolanda s victims and heroes we see reflected the experiences of all others who face typhoons and other calamities

Typhoon-hit Philippine island rebuilding fast: UN

Sep 15, 2015 - 7:59 PM

A UN official says that the Philippines which suffered the wrath of the most powerful storm ever to hit land in 2013 could complete its rebuilding in as little as two years

DANGER ZONE. Months after the onslaught of Super Typhoon Haiyan, young people sit in Tacloban sit on one of 10 ships swept inland in this photo shot on 25 Aug 2014. Photo by Patricia Evangelista / Rappler

Disaster-resilient classrooms in Aklan

Jun 10, 2015 - 11:03 AM

In good weather these classrooms are where the young minds of Aklan are molded But in times of disaster they re shelter for those who lost their homes

PH climate campaigner launches global pilgrimage

Jun 05, 2015 - 12:05 PM

Sano is leading a People s Pilgrimage culminating in a 60 day trek to Paris for a United Nations summit in December

YEB SANO. Filipino delegate Yeb Sano (C) speaks at a press conference during the UN Climate Change Conference 2013 in Warsaw, Poland, 12 November 2013. File Photo by Jakub Kaminski/EPA

Yolanda rehab to limit Philippines' Rohingya aid

May 21, 2015 - 6:51 PM

The Philippines says it is constrained by resource limitations in the face of calls to help up to 7 000 Rohingya boat people

BOAT PEOPLE. A refugee tries to help his friend unconscious after being saved from the sea in Kuala Langsa, East Aceh, Indonesia, on May 15, 2015. Photo by Hotli Simanjutak/EPA

Leyte braves storm for Pope Francis

Jan 17, 2015 - 9:33 AM

Signal number two is raised in Leyte but the crowd braves the weather for the Holy Father

Pope in Manila, Al Qaeda vs ISIS, Google Glass gone | The wRap

Jan 16, 2015 - 8:43 PM

Pope Francis talks about corruption to Filipino politicians Revival of Al Qaeda ISIS rivalry? And goodbye Google Glass

Pemberton trial, Lacson resignation, Sony film release | The wRap

Dec 24, 2014 - 6:18 PM

Philippine court suspends US Marine trial Lacson steps down February 2015 Sony will release controversial film “The Interview” on Christmas Day

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

ASEAN summit, Lacson hits Romualdez, peacekeepers Ebola-free | The wRap

Nov 10, 2014 - 9:03 PM

Fresh sparring over the South China Sea is expected at the ASEAN Summit Secretary Ping Lacson hits Tacloban Mayor Romualdez for ‘below par performance Vice President Binay downplays debate with Senator Trillanes as a ‘conversation

The face of Yolanda rehab? Not Mar Roxas, say Esquire readers

Nov 07, 2014 - 7:39 PM

Social media goes wild over Esquire s commemorative issue on Super Typhoon Yolanda featuring the man who was perceived to have mishandled rescue and recovery efforts

TIMELINE: The good and bad news #AfterYolanda

Nov 01, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Targets have been met and missed; promises failed and fulfilled We look back at a year of rehabilitation and rebuilding efforts after Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

PICKING UP PIECES. Residents of Hernani, Eastern Samar begin the long road of rebuilding their community after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Call for donations: A music workshop for Haiyan’s anniversary

Oct 28, 2014 - 12:19 PM

Youth for a United World is organizing a 3 day workshop for choir members affected by super typhoon Haiyan

#ClimateWalk: 40-day walk to Tacloban begins

Oct 03, 2014 - 8:29 AM

Climate advocates begin a 40 day journey on foot from Manila to Tacloban aiming to raise awareness and urge action to prevent another massive disaster

#TalkThursday: Building homes and nation-building after Haiyan

Aug 15, 2014 - 12:07 PM

Rappler talks to Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto about the NGO s efforts to aid in rehabilitation after Super Typhoon Haiyan Yolanda

Destroyed but not defeated: Ormoc community lives on

Jun 14, 2014 - 10:00 AM

The lengths people took to save each other was almost ridiculous but she thinks maybe the instinct to survive is just as strong as the instinct to be kind

Aquino: Improve ASEAN disaster coordination

May 11, 2014 - 8:51 PM

President Benigno Aquino III cites the Philippines and Super Typhoon Yolanda as reason to emphasize the need for ASEAN to implement its Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response

IMPROVEMENT. President Aquino urges ASEAN leaders to improve joint disaster relief response. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Region VII Softball team bouncing back from quake, super typhoon

May 06, 2014 - 5:00 PM

More than trainings and qualifiers Region VII s Softball team had to overcome Bohol s quake and Super Typhoon Haiyan

BOUNCING BACK. Jan Reese smiles as she bounces back from the quake that rocked Bohol and Super Typhoon Haiyan. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Preparing to withstand other extreme weather events

Mar 29, 2014 - 2:31 PM

Climate changes may also increase the danger of war because already scarce natural resources including drinking water will be under greater pressure

Football used to shine spotlight on Haiyan recovery needs

Feb 17, 2014 - 2:02 AM

Two thirds of funds raised will help communities affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan Yolanda to rebuild their lives

3 months after Haiyan, it's #PHthankyou

Feb 08, 2014 - 7:51 AM

4th UPDATE Join the tourism department s campaign to thank the world for their help

Free lunch for UP Tacloban students starting February 10

Feb 07, 2014 - 4:24 PM

Free lunch will be served for the college s remaining 806 students until the end of semester in May

Debris clean-up, body identification still unfinished in Tacloban

Jan 09, 2014 - 6:25 PM

In a Cabinet meeting President Aquino orders additional funds for cadaver identification but the alleged collusion between contractors and a local official to receive kickbacks from bunkhouses being built is not discussed

MORE. Hundred more bodies are left unburied almost 2 months after Yolanda. File photo by Jake Verzosa

David Benoit, jazz artists gather to 'Heal Our Land'

Jan 06, 2014 - 11:55 AM

International jazz musicians and OPM acts gather in a benefit concert for Yolanda Haiyan survivors

DAVID BENOIT. The world-class artists join forces in a night of solidarity and jazz. Photo courtesy of All That Jazz Productions