typhoon lando - updates

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December inflation seen to hit 1.5%

Jan 04, 2016 - 7:52 PM

Holiday related demand in food and beverages as well as fuel prices contribute to the higher inflation rate

MANAGE RISKS. To cushion the impact on food prices and utility rates, the National Economic and Development Authority calls for the faster implementation of the Roadmap for Addressing the Impact of El Niño (RAIN). Shutterstock background photo

SSS offers calamity relief package to Nona-hit members

Dec 28, 2015 - 5:17 PM

The package available in January 2016 includes renewal of salary loans advance disbursement of pensions and preferential terms for house repair and improvement loans

TYPHOON NONA. Filipino children rest next to damaged houses in the typhoon-hit town of Magallanes, Sorsogon province, southern Manila, Philippines, 16 December 2015. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

3 years after 352-km march, Casiguran farmers still fighting APECO

Dec 17, 2015 - 5:13 PM

People affected by APECO troops to the Ateneo de Manila University to commemorate the third anniversary of the march and to continue their protest

FIGHT CONTINUES. Locals from Casiguran gather at the Ateneo de Manila University to remember their march three years ago and to demand an end to APECO. Photo by Amyl de Gala

Isabela execs relieved for Typhoon Lando deaths

Nov 11, 2015 - 2:50 PM

The provincial board and the provincial disaster management council have issued resolution in support of relieved DILG Isabela Director Elpidio Durwin

TYPHOON LANDO. A number of towns in Isabela were flooded when Koppu hit the northern Philippine provinces. Rappler file photo by Raymon Dullana

UP experts asked to investigate Benguet sinkhole

Nov 07, 2015 - 12:17 PM

A village in Virac Itogon is now akin to a ghost town as hundreds of residents have fled their houses after sighting cracks in the ground

SINKHOLE. This 20-meter-wide void in Virac, Itogon already swallowed at least 7 houses as of November 2. Photos courtesy of Cordillera Office of Civil Defense thru Ompong Tan

APECO housing project declared illegal by gov't

Nov 03, 2015 - 9:49 AM

The Department of Agrarian Reform issues a cease and desist order preventing APECO management from continuing its housing project in Casiguran Aurora

HOUSING PROJECT. An APECO housing project stands on land that was once rice fields tilled by Casiguran farmers. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Legarda: Why is P15.7 billion in disaster funds unused?

Nov 02, 2015 - 6:27 PM

Loren Legarda who chairs the Senate committees on finance and climate change says the funds should be released immediately to victims of Lando and other typhoons before it

LANDO VICTIMS. Flood-affected residents sit on the roof of their house at Barangay Camanutan, Isabela province, north of Manila on October 19, 2015, a day after Typhoon Lando hit Aurora province. AFP PHOTO

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

Gov't to compensate 110,000 farmers affected by Typhoon Lando

Oct 30, 2015 - 7:01 PM

The P732 million to be devoted to crop insurance represents only 12 of total agricultural damage caused by Typhoon Lando

COPING WITH STORMS. A farmer from Pulilan, Bulacan start drying their palay after days of rains brought by Typhoon Lando. Photo by Albert Victoria/Rappler

After Lando: A call for help for the children of Casiguran

Oct 27, 2015 - 1:14 PM

These children need immediate assistance to help them recover from this calamity They need temporary learning spaces and basic school materials so that their classes could resume at the soonest possible time

Save the Children distributes lifesaving relief supplies in Casiguran Aurora and aims to reach 8000 families in its emergency response

#NowPH: Aurora youth join fight against climate change

Oct 27, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Youth from Dingalan Aurora demonstrate their commitment to lessening the impact of climate change by pledging steps they would take to curb environmental destruction

Aurora youth pledge to take steps in curbing the effects of climate change. Photo from #NowPH Facebook page

Typhoon Lando: Damaged structures prove APECO 'a waste of money'

Oct 26, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Residents and an advocacy group question the wisdom of funding a controversial economic zone in an area frequently besieged by storms

DAMAGED. All that remains of the APECO administration building after Typhoon Lando hit Casiguran, Aurora. Photo courtesy of Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan

Philippines cancels flights, alerts hospitals over haze

Oct 25, 2015 - 7:23 PM

Filipino authorities warn ash levels are becoming increasingly dangerous in the southern and central islands

AFFECTED. The haze from forest fires from Indonesia have begun to affect cities in Mindanao. Photo by Editha Caduaya/Rappler

Farmers lose debt gamble in typhoon-plagued Philippines

Oct 25, 2015 - 11:40 AM

Typhoon Lando Koppu brought floods as high as three meters to one of the Philippines most important rice growing regions fertile central plains on the main island of Luzon

AFTERMATH. Typhoon Koppu left a trail of devastation across central and northern Luzon. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Typhoon aftermath: The day #LandoPH left

Oct 24, 2015 - 12:17 PM

Even those supposedly on higher ground are not spared from the flash floods brought by the heavy rains of Typhoon Lando

ALL THAT REMAINS. Mud is like an unforgettable bad memory, clinging like soot on a pan. Photo by George P. Moya/ Rappler

Binay in hometown after typhoon: Alternative aid to farmers needed

Oct 24, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Typhoon Lando s damage to agriculture in Isabela is initially pegged at P400 million The Vice President says crops are damaged twice – by the drought and now by the flood

Tuguegarao after Lando: We didn't know floods would be head-high

Oct 23, 2015 - 10:24 PM

Twenty three villages were submerged in head high floodwaters at the height Typhoon Lando About P36 million damage in agriculture have been reported

PICKING UP PIECES. Residents of Tuguegarao City have returned to their damaged homes, but the trauma from the floods remain. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Typhoon Lando: 19 areas under state of calamity

Oct 23, 2015 - 8:45 PM

UPDATED The death toll due to the storm has risen to 46 while 82 people are reported injured

FLOODS. Flood-affected residents sit on the roof of their house at Barangay Camanutan, Isabela province, north of Manila on October 19, 2015, a day after typhoon Koppu hit Aurora province. AFP PHOTO

Albay sends aid mission to Lando-hit areas

Oct 23, 2015 - 7:48 AM

This is the 14th humanitarian team sent off by the province since 2008 its way of reciprocating the assistance it received during Typhoon Reming 8 years ago

Photo from Gov. Joey Salceda's Facebook.

Australia provides assistance after Typhoon Lando

Oct 22, 2015 - 8:28 PM

Australia as a close friend of the Philippines is saddened by the loss of life and damage to homes and property in the wake of this tragedy says Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop

Typhoon Lando, 2016 presidential bets, nuclear deal | 6PM wRap

Oct 22, 2015 - 6:52 PM

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Aquino in Casiguran: Time to consider relocation

Oct 22, 2015 - 4:55 PM

The President inspects one of the towns worst hit by Typhoon Lando while Malacañang assures the public there are sufficient calamity funds

INSPECTION. President Benigno Aquino III visits the town of Casiguran in typhoon-hit Aurora province. Photo from Sen. Sonny Angara's Twitter account

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

Typhoon Lando: Death toll climbs to 41; 1.2M people affected

Oct 22, 2015 - 10:10 AM

Agriculture continues to suffer the biggest loss with damage already pegged at P6 43 billion

Children look at the flooded Barangay of Camunatan, Isabela on October 19, 2015. Photo by Noel Celis

UNA senate slate, Chinese consul shot, Typhoon Lando | 6PM wRap

Oct 21, 2015 - 7:35 PM

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More deaths, injuries in Central Luzon due to Typhoon Lando

Oct 21, 2015 - 6:49 PM

At least 8 people have died in the provinces of Aurora Zambales Nueva Ecija and Tarlac due to Typhoon Lando according to regional disaster officials

A resident of Camiling, Tarlac, pumps out water from his house, which was flooded at the height of Typhoon Lando (Koppu). Photo by Dax Simbol/Rappler

The boatmaker of Talibaew

Oct 21, 2015 - 6:18 PM

Mario Baroro builds his boats rain or shine They are used by the residents of Talibaew village to evacuate during flash floods

BOAT-MAKER. Mario Velasco Baroro has been making boats for his flood-weary village for 5 years. All photos by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

#LandoPH: In Talibaew, every home has a boat

Oct 21, 2015 - 5:55 PM

The barangay captain of this village in Pangasinan says the boats help ensure zero casualty during flash floods

A 'VENICE' IN PANGASINAN. Family-owned boats are used before and after a storm in Talibaew, Pangasinan. Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

Typhoon Lando: Benguet death toll climbs to 14

Oct 21, 2015 - 4:06 PM

The regional police in the Cordillera lists 14 dead in Benguet but the official tally from the national disaster management council lists only 11 dead

AFTERMATH. A pedestrian braves the strong wind and heavy downpour brought by Typhoon Lando in Baguio City on October 19, 2015. Photo by Mau Victa

Widespread flooding brings fears of dengue in Lando-affected areas

Oct 21, 2015 - 3:22 PM

Local health officials have expressed concern about the spread of mosquito borne diseases such as dengue which has reached record levels this year in provinces around Manila

FLOODED. A man looks at the rising water level of the Magat River caused by continuous rains of Typhoon Koppu at Bayombong, Nueva Viscaya, on October 18, 2015. Photo by IFRC

Gov't planes bring relief goods to isolated Aurora towns

Oct 21, 2015 - 2:53 PM

UPDATED It is the first time government relief goods are flown to Aurora where some towns have been destroyed and isolated since Typhoon Lando Koppu made landfall Sunday morning

FOOD PACKS. Relief goods are unloaded from a C-130 plane in Baler, Aurora. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Typhoon Lando: 35 killed, nearly a million affected

Oct 21, 2015 - 1:08 PM

UPDATED The Cordillera region records the highest number of confirmed casualties so far according to the NDRRMC

DEVASTATED. Nearly a million people have been affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Lando. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Roxas in N. Ecija, Binay’s guest candidates, Indonesia’s haze | 12PM wRap

Oct 21, 2015 - 12:33 PM

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Roxas, Robredo visit Lando-hit areas: ‘No politics, just help’

Oct 21, 2015 - 7:30 AM

The standard bearer of the Liberal Party and his running mate avoid wearing the campaign s trademark yellow but political undertones of their visit to Nueva Ecija remain

‘NO POLITICS.’ Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo avoid wearing their campaign yellow in a visit to evacuation centers in Cabanatuan City, but a campaign jingle plays in one of the stops. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Help identify needs of #LandoPH communities

Oct 20, 2015 - 11:57 PM

Help us crowdsource information on what s needed in typhoon Lando affected communities

WHERE TO GO? Evacuees stay at the Barangay health Center turned evacuation site at Mabasa, Dupax del Norte, Nueva Viscaya, on October 18, 2015. Photo by AFP

Typhoon Lando victims get free mobile calls and charging services

Oct 20, 2015 - 10:15 PM

UPDATED With power and communication lines totally cut off in different areas northern and central Luzon Smart and Globe provided free services to typhoon victims

Typhoon Lando: Barges carrying nickel laterite threaten Zambales coral reefs

Oct 20, 2015 - 9:54 PM

Mining continues in Zambales despite a ban imposed by the provincial government

CONTRABAND? Despite strong waves and winds during Typhoon Lando, this barge carrying nickel laterite sailed in Zambales, where mining is banned. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Damage from Typhoon Lando soars to P6B

Oct 20, 2015 - 9:46 PM

The provinces of Aurora and Nueva Ecija are the hardest hit in the onslaught of Typhoon Lando over the weekend

Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Recto to gov't: Speed up fund release for Typhoon Lando victims

Oct 20, 2015 - 7:40 PM

The senator says government agencies should immediately submit and approve fund requests to provide help and cash for work opportunities to typhoon victims

Rice farmers from Indiana, Bambang Nueva Viscaya, harvest their rice a day before typhoon Koppu hits northern Luzon, on October 17, 2015. The farmers are anticipating that the nearby Batu River will swell that will flood the ricefields and destroy the crops. Photo by IFRC

Aurora: Lando knocks down towns still recovering from 2013 typhoon

Oct 20, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Senator Juan Edgardo Angara says the towns battered by Typhoon are those still recovering from Typhoon Labuyo in 2013

Binay: No conditions on UNA 'guest candidates'

Oct 20, 2015 - 7:24 PM

The opposition leader says: We just respect their being independent candidates And they are happy that we invited them to be part of our list of candidates

LANDO VISIT. Vice President Jejomar Binay dines with residents of Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija as he toured the city to inspect damage from Typhoon Lando. Photo from Binay's Facebook page

Why Pangasinan is under signal 1 but still on red alert

Oct 20, 2015 - 6:39 PM

Ang ulan ay hindi bahagi ng typhoon signal natin Rainfall isn t part of our typhoon signal says PAGASA s Dr Vic Malano

Roxas, Binay visit Lando-hit Nueva Ecija

Oct 20, 2015 - 6:27 PM

Despite being in the same city at around the same time however the two presidential hopefuls do not see each other in separately planned trips to visit those affected by the typhoon

Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Nueva Ecija: Destroyed rice, vegetable farms everywhere

Oct 20, 2015 - 5:02 PM

Typhoon Lando deals a devastating blow to a region known as Central Luzon s Food Bowl and Rice Granary

SUBMERGED. Rice fields with plants that would have been ready for harvesting in a few days lie under waters brought by Typhoon Lando. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

#FloodPH: Warning for Pangasinan and Tarlac

Oct 20, 2015 - 4:59 PM

Pangasinan residents are warned of moderate to occasionally heavy rains and persisting floods

#FloodPH: Warning for Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga

Oct 20, 2015 - 4:48 PM

Residents along low lying areas in Bulacan Pampanga and Nueva Ecija are advised to expect persistent flooding

#FloodPH: Warning for Cagayan

Oct 20, 2015 - 4:15 PM

Despite light rains Cagayan residents in low lying areas are warned of persistent flooding

Landslides, floods from Typhoon Lando kill 5 in Cordillera region

Oct 20, 2015 - 3:27 PM

Typhoon Lando now downgraded to a tropical storm caused heavy flooding and landslides in the Cordillera region over the weekend

AFTERMATH. Toppled trees and debris caused by strong wind and heavy rain from Typhoon Lando. Photo by Mau Victa

Climate negotiations begin as Typhoon Lando devastates PH

Oct 20, 2015 - 2:43 PM

These typhoons coinciding with climate negotiations serve as a reminder for world leaders to start acting on climate change

CLIMATE NEGOTIATIONS. The last 5 days of negotiations before COP21 begin in Bonn, Germany. Photo by

Nearly 300,000 people affected by Typhoon Lando – NDRRMC

Oct 20, 2015 - 11:54 AM

Heavy rains and widespread flooding triggered by the typhoon have forced thousands to evacuate

Filipino typhoon victims watch TV inside a gymnasium turned into a temporary evacuation center at Cabanatuan City in Nueva Ecija, 171 KM northern of Manila on 19 October 2015. Photo by Czar Dancel