typhoon Pablo - updates

Rappler's latest stories on typhoon Pablo


LIST: Deadly landslides in the Philippines

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Almost all of these major disasters in the last two decades happened in the midst of heavy rain that loosened the soil in landslide-prone areas

LANDSLIDES. There have been many deadly landslides in the Philippines in recent years. Photos by Jire Carreon/Rappler and Querl Panilag

Typhoon Pablo after 3 years: The scars have not healed

Dec 05, 2015 - 11:30 AM

A memorial is unveiled in General Santos City for the victims of Typhoon Pablo Bopha which left 1 067 dead and more than 800 missing

MEMORIAL. Mother and daughter remember their loss. All photos by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Project Agos to conduct training workshop in Davao City

Jul 03, 2015 - 8:42 AM

The Project Agos Davao Workshop on July 9 10 intends to teach responders how to use social media for disaster information management

DISASTER READY. Local DRRM officers, humanitarian organizations learn how to use social media for disaster information management.

Last 7 Yolanda-hit SUCs still waiting for funding

Sep 11, 2014 - 1:45 PM

A total of P826 5 million has already been released to 28 state universities and colleges

DAMAGED. The gate of Eastern Samar State University survives. Photo by BJ Geronimo

#JosePH to bring rain to Manila, 4 other regions

Aug 03, 2014 - 12:00 AM

PAGASA advises the public and the disaster risk reduction and management councils to take appropriate actions

TYPHOON MOVEMENT. Typhoon Jose maintains its strength as it moves in a west northwest direction. Image courtesy of PAGASA

New homes for families ravaged by Typhoon Pablo

Feb 10, 2014 - 2:41 PM

DSWD builds 1 929 permanent houses for families who survived Typhoon Pablo Bopha

FINALLY. Families who lost their homes to Typhoon Pablo in 2012 will finally receive new homes from DSWD in 2014. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

State of calamity in 5 Mindanao LGUs; Davao Oriental next

Jan 13, 2014 - 4:42 PM

Flashfloods and landslides hit areas that have barely recovered from the destruction of 2012 s Typhoon Pablo

Pablo survivor group's leader shot dead in ComVal

Jan 03, 2014 - 7:32 PM

Marcelo Monterona 41 is a member of a group that led protests calling for prompt rehabilitation services and reparation from a big mining corp

Screenshot from Google Maps

Palace denies 'canceling' Aquino's Davao Oriental trip

Dec 08, 2013 - 7:23 PM

In the first place the Palace says the President had no scheduled trip to the province

P1-B rehab fund for infra damaged by Pablo

Dec 05, 2013 - 6:04 PM

The budget will be spent for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of bridges damaged by Typhoon Pablo Bopha last year

RAVAGED. A man carries construction supplies across a road in the middle of Cateel, Davao Oriental, in the aftermath of typhoon Pablo (Bopha), December 10, 2012. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Aquino cancels Davao Oriental trip, turnover of houses postponed

Dec 05, 2013 - 1:06 PM

With the postponement the typhoon survivors said they have no choice but to wait

GenSan's missing fishermen, a year after Pablo

Dec 05, 2013 - 12:15 PM

A year into the tragic agony and death of 328 fishermen who went missing when Super Typhoon Pablo hit no one seems to remember them anymore

FOR THE MISSING. Flowers float at sea in honor of the fishermen who went missing after Super Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) hit a year ago, during commemoration ceremonies in General Santos City 4 December 2013. Photo by Edwin Espejo

Davao Oriental wants to inspire Yolanda survivors

Dec 05, 2013 - 10:39 AM

The experiences of the people of Davao Oriental would hopefully inspire those affected by Typhoon Yolanda to remain courageous in rebuilding their lives

MOMENT OF SILENCE. Residents of Cateel, Davao Oriental observe a moment of silence on the first anniversary of Super Typhoon Pablo (Bopha), 4 December 2013. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Haiyan exposes military’s vulnerabilities

Nov 19, 2013 - 9:25 AM

On the ground while local government officials are supposed to be the first responders in many cases and in reality it is the military that fills in the gaps

Yolanda 5th major global storm to hit PH since 2007

Nov 09, 2013 - 12:25 AM

Of 13 major storms worldwide since 2007 5 made landfall in the Philippines

Deadliest typhoons in the PH

Nov 08, 2013 - 3:54 PM

Some government authorities say climate change is increasing the ferocity and frequency of the typhoons

LiDAR flood maps completed for disaster risk reduction

Oct 17, 2013 - 9:01 PM

A team has completed mapping floodplain data for 17 of the total 18 critical river basins across the country

Social Good Summit: A hero in us all

Sep 23, 2013 - 4:27 PM

1st Lt Alex Deazeta is a hero but he challenges the audience of the PH Social Good Summit to all be heroes

Rehabilitation ongoing for Pablo victims

Jun 25, 2013 - 1:50 PM

DSWD s Soliman says government converged various services to create sustainable improvements in areas devastated by Pablo

PH needs $47M more for typhoon victims

Jun 20, 2013 - 6:41 PM

The United Nations and other aid donors say about 530 000 people displaced by Typhoon Pablo urgently need permanent shelters and emergency jobs

DESPERATION. Many typhoon survivors have not have decent food for days. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Army gives out school supplies to Typhoon Pablo kids

Jun 06, 2013 - 4:01 PM

The distribution of school supplies in Mindanao this year is its biggest undertaking so far under the Army s Project Shoebox is an outreach program

Faulty cards, weak signal delay Davao Oriental count

May 14, 2013 - 5:10 PM

Out of 11 towns in the province 5 had failed to transmit results as of posting time in Davao Oriental

EMPTY PRECINCTS. Polling stations are almost empty except for a few election workers, poll watchers and journalists. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/RAPPLER

Voting in the eye of the storm

May 13, 2013 - 6:57 PM

They survived typhoon Pablo but now they are caught in another storm: politics Rappler tells their story on Isla Poo

Elections to continue in 'Pablo' areas

May 12, 2013 - 8:16 PM

Elections will continue in Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley two of the provinces hardest hit by Pablo last year

Teachers in Baganga Central Elementary School prepare for the May 13 elections. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Breastfeeding in time of crisis

May 04, 2013 - 4:19 PM

During a disaster breastfeeding not only ensures that babies get proper nourishment but also makes them resistant to illness

'The last time we got paid was before typhoon Pablo'

May 01, 2013 - 10:27 PM

Anding said the worsening state of labor conditions show why unions have to continue to exist to uphold the rights and interests of the workers and their families

Pablo survivors: Gov using relief goods for campaign

Apr 23, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Angry Typhoon Pablo survivors barricaded a major highway in Mati to demand the release of rice and relief goods allegedly hoarded by the provincial government

PROTESTING ANEW. Survivors of Typhoon Pablo in another rally, protesting the alleged misuse of relief goods meant for them, in Mati City, Davao Oriental, April 23, 2013. RAPPLER/Karlos Manlupig

Military holds humanitarian volunteers in Davao Oriental

Apr 21, 2013 - 1:06 AM

They were wrapping up a relief mission in areas affected by Typhoon Pablo and the fact finding on the death of food protest leader

Hope and rebuilding in Cateel

Apr 10, 2013 - 10:38 PM

Typhoon Pablo has affected an estimated 6 2 million people 2 6 million of them children

Elbert of Aragon after Typhoon Pablo

Mar 26, 2013 - 4:55 PM

Elbert Reyes of Aragon in Cateel Davao Oriental returns to his fields planting for a future after Typhoon Pablo

Elbert Reyes, 13 Mar 2013. Photo by Geloy Concepcion.

VLOG: UNA scales down campaign in Pablo-hit ComVal

Mar 19, 2013 - 10:43 PM

UNA is caught in an awkward position of campaigning in typhoon hit provinces

UNA on Pablo: Probe DSWD, pass land use

Mar 19, 2013 - 11:56 AM

UNA is visiting Compostela Valley one of the provinces hardest hit by Typhoon Pablo and criticized the government s response to the disaster

UNA senatorial candidate Mitos Magsaysay during a campaign sortie in Compostela Valley, March 19, 2013. RAPPLER/Ayee Macaraig

'Happy ending' at DSWD Davao

Feb 27, 2013 - 11:03 PM

The agreement ends 2 days of tense occupation of the DSWD regional office in Davao

CONSENSUS FOUND. Representatives from DSWD and Barug Katawhan present the joint agreement that also signified the end of the occupation outside the DSWD regional office in Davao. All photos by Karlos Manlupig

Pablo victims sought Casiño's help a day before DSWD attack

Feb 27, 2013 - 1:48 PM

Senatorial candidate Teddy Casiño promised to help them but they could not wait a day longer

Protesters ransack DSWD office in Davao

Feb 26, 2013 - 11:22 AM

UPDATED The incident comes a day after protesters occupied the DSWD office in Davao to complain about the agency s alleged failure to provide them relief goods

DESPERATION OR LOOTING? The protestors claim they only took relief goods already allotted for them but the DSWD says they were stealing. All photos by Karlos Manlupig

Davao del Norte submerged in floodwater

Feb 22, 2013 - 11:20 AM

Heavy rain from tropical depression Crising submerged towns in Davao del Norte

DSWD: No irregularities in rehab efforts

Feb 18, 2013 - 10:05 PM

The agency says all transactions and activities of the agency are supported by documents submitted to the Commission on Audit

OUSTER CALL. Angry residents and activists call for the ouster of Secretary Soliman last February 12. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Doctors in disasters

Feb 17, 2013 - 5:38 PM

After a disaster strikes survivors need not just food and houses but also an ear that listens

Anomalies mar DSWD rehab efforts

Feb 16, 2013 - 3:43 PM

Administrative and criminal complaints are filed at the Office of the Ombudsman against DSWD Region 11 officials for forgery of documents among others

Lolong's necropsy results out next week

Feb 13, 2013 - 3:32 PM

Veterinarians are analyzing tissue samples from Lolong to determine his cause of death

GARGANTUAN. In this photo taken on September 21, 2011, Lolong, a one-tonne (6.4-metre) 21-foot crocodile believed to be the biggest to have ever been caught, is seen in a caged pen in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur. AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

Did typhoon Pablo kill Lolong?

Feb 12, 2013 - 12:32 PM

The storm created a change in temperature that may have affected the croc s eating habits leading to his death a British specialist says

SO LONG, LOLONG. The lifeless body of the monster croc is packed with ice for the necropsy on February 11 in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur. Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem

Australia to give P126-M more in aid for typhoon Pablo

Feb 04, 2013 - 5:54 PM

Australia responds to renewed calls for aid for victims of typhoon Pablo

Education in crisis

Feb 01, 2013 - 8:54 PM

In spite of the nothingness that surrounds us there is still hope

REBUILDING. After the storm, there is little choice left but to move on. Photo by J. Estey

Yoko Ono donates P400,000 to Pablo victims

Jan 31, 2013 - 12:03 PM

Yoko Ono John Lennon s wife has more connections to the Philippines than you might think

IMAGINE, GIVE. Yoko Ono has a history of helping Filipinos. Photo from the Yoko Ono Facebook page

Police files charges vs ComVal barricade leaders

Jan 30, 2013 - 8:48 AM

Eight persons were pressed with public disorder charges for leading more than 5 000 angry residents in the roadblock protesting the alleged poor government relief services

Reading in the rain

Jan 29, 2013 - 3:32 PM

In Surigao del Sur after typhoon Pablo teachers fight to educate their students in a school without a roof

Students sit outside a shattered classroom in Mahayahay, Lingig, Surigao del Sur. 03 Jan 2013, Photo by John Javellana.

Pablo victims need more help - UN

Jan 25, 2013 - 4:01 PM

The UN launches an appeal for more international aid to help victims of Typhoon Pablo in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental

DESPERATE FOR AID. Victims of devastating Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) jostle for position as they beg for relief food being distributed by members of a private company in New Bataan in Compostela Valley province on December 9, 2012, five days after the storm hit the southern Philippines. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Caught in the perfect storm

Jan 23, 2013 - 4:27 PM

General Santos City lost hundreds of its fishermen to Typhoon Pablo Could they have been saved?

Families of fishermen lost at sea during typhoon Pablo (Bopha) prepare to release white balloons in honor of the victims, aboard a ship in waters off General Santos City, January 19, 2013. Photo by Francis Canlas.

No place like home

Jan 22, 2013 - 7:06 PM

Cateel residents ravaged by Typhoon Pablo tries to get back on its feet

Chalk signs written on plywood walls. Photo by John Javellana

AFP begins rehabilitation efforts in Pablo areas

Jan 17, 2013 - 9:42 AM

Our task now is to restore your homes and spirits says the general in charge of rescue relief and rehabilitation efforts in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental