yolanda rehabilitation - updates

Rappler's latest stories on yolanda rehabilitation


Malacañang calls for unity, strength 4 years after Yolanda

Nov 08, 2017 - 10:48 AM

The government says it continues to learn lessons from the tragedy as it works to fast-track rehabilitation of Yolanda-affected areas

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

How the Duterte administration is fast-tracking Yolanda recovery

Jun 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM

President Duterte has criticized the past government for the slow rehab of Eastern Visayas What happens when he tells agencies he is getting impatient?

FAST-TRACKED. President Rodrigo Duterte said he wanted Yolanda relief efforts to be finished by the end of 2017.

3 challenges Año will face as DILG chief

May 11, 2017 - 3:35 PM

The military general will oversee Yolanda recovery efforts the community based war on drugs and the campaign for federalism among local governments

DILG CHIEF. Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Eduardo Año was appointed unceremoniously by President Rodrigo Duterte right before he left for Cambodia.

827 Yolanda families relocated to new homes – Palace

Dec 06, 2016 - 7:50 PM

More families are expected to move into their new houses before Christmas according to the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas

NEW HOMES. Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino visits homes of newly-relocated Yolanda-affected families. Photo by Kevin Maglinte/OPAV

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

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

‘For the next generation’: Iloilo fishermen take lead in coastal management

Sep 04, 2016 - 9:04 AM

From creating artificial reefs to planting mangroves fisherfolk in Iloilo s northern towns lead efforts in coastal management to make the sea sustainable for their children

REPLENISHING RESOURCES. Jackstone-type artificial reefs lie on the shores of Barangay Bancal in Carles town. These serve as breeding grounds once immersed under water. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Students in Iloilo island-village brave sea to get to school

Aug 29, 2016 - 11:17 AM

More than 70 of Tinigban Elementary School s 24 students ride the waves everyday to reach their dreams of finishing school

NO EXCUSES. Students from Sitio Tubig Manok brave the sea everyday to get to their school, Tinigban Elementary School. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Yolanda survivors in northern Iloilo finally have homes

Aug 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Almost 3 years after Super Typhoon Yolanda hit Iloilo survivors of northern Iloilo can now leave their makeshift houses and move to safer homes

‘Guardians of the sea’: The fisherfolk of northern Iloilo

Aug 21, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Fishing villages in Carles town in northern Iloilo are able to eliminate daytime illegal fishing and decrease nighttime illegal activities Here s how

ILLEGAL. Fishermen in Barangay Poblacion, Carles town haul illegal fishing nets they caught on patrol. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Ex-Tacloban mayor: Yolanda funds not misspent

Jul 31, 2016 - 4:45 PM

The camp of ex mayor Alfred Romualdez says: Kung tutuusin kaya nga kami nasita eh kasi ibinigay po namin ang nararapat lang talaga na para sa kanila

File photo by EPA

Tacloban misspent nearly P1B in Yolanda funds – COA

Jul 29, 2016 - 8:00 AM

UPDATED Ex mayor Alfred Romualdez in response says they gave what people deserved to get and blamed the delays on the national government s stringent rules

TRAGEDY. Super Typhoon Yolanda levels he coast of Leyte in November 2013.

Cebu Yolanda survivors to Duterte: Don't forget about us

May 14, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Cebu seek help from president elect Rodrigo Duterte hoping that he would speed up rehabilitation of typhoon hit towns

Roxas: 'No time' to answer 'number 1 fan' Duterte's Yolanda question

Mar 03, 2016 - 5:11 PM

Malacañang spokesman Herminio Coloma Jr says all foreign aid received for Yolanda hit communities are fully accounted for and have undergone audit

CEBU SORTIE. Presidential candidate Manuel "Mar" Roxas II (right) drops by the shipyard of Evercat Asia, one of the biggest shipping companies based in Cebu City during his campaign rounds on March 3, 2016. Photo from Roxas' official Twitter account

COA hits slow rehabilitation in disaster-hit areas

Jan 04, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Many rebuilding projects in earthquake hit Bohol and Yolanda hit areas are not yet done

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Dec 31, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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Yolanda rehab: Only 30% complete as 2016 begins

Dec 31, 2015 - 2:24 PM

The Philippines targets to complete most of the ongoing projects by 2016 or 3 years after Yolanda hit the country

MORE TO DO. The Philippine government still has a ton to accomplish, two years after Typhoon Yolanda struck the country in 2013. File photo by 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

Palace: Slow rehab due to Yolanda’s powerful strength

Nov 08, 2015 - 5:49 PM

Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda says the government continues to do its job to help Yolanda communities recover

'REMEMBER YOLANDA.' Filipino students hold a candle-light vigil on November 7, 2015, in Manila, Philippines, for victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

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

Marcos on Yolanda rehab: Too little, too late

Nov 08, 2015 - 10:05 AM

Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr returns to his mother s home province of Leyte and joins opposition figures in Yolanda commemorative events

HOME. Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr returns to his mother's home province of Leyte and joins opposition figures in Yolanda commemorative events. Rappler file photo

IN NUMBERS: Helping farmers, fishers 2 years after Haiyan

Nov 08, 2015 - 8:43 AM

Only 12 of debris affected farmlands have been cleared but the target number of boats to be given to fishermen was exceeded

PICKING UP AFTER. A coconut farmer helps clear up debris in Leyte in 2014. Photo by Crislyn Felisilda/World Vision

Super Typhoon Yolanda recovery halfway done – NEDA

Nov 05, 2015 - 6:57 PM

Gov’t says Yolanda recovery is entering its medium term phase and full recovery will only come in 2017

HALFWAY DONE. NEDA chief Arsenio M Balisacans says providing the full range of resettlement housing and large infrastructure projects such as municipal buildings in Yolanda-hit areas should be completed by 2017. File photo

COA hits Tacloban over delayed Yolanda rehab

Oct 19, 2015 - 11:45 AM

The Tacloban City government also shunned procurement and audit rules when it dealt with contractors the Commission on Audit says

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

SONA 2015: Aquino admits need to do more after Yolanda

Jul 27, 2015 - 9:27 PM

In his last State of the Nation Address President Aquino makes true and false claims about the way government responded to major disasters

YOLANDA REHAB. Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson submits the final Yolanda rehabilitation plan to President Benigno Aquino III in August 2014 at the Manila Memorial Park, where they heard Mass for the 5th death anniversary of the President's mother, Corazon Aquino. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Super typhoon-proof dome houses to rise in Dapitan

May 26, 2015 - 2:51 PM

UPDATE Monolithic dome houses can withstand typhoons of up to 400 kph and are built at a low cost of P290 000 per unit

THE FUTURE. A man walks by monolithic dome houses built in Indonesia. Photo from Michael Scott

'Mismatch' in Yolanda resettlement fund estimates – watchdog

May 09, 2015 - 7:31 PM

Social Watch Philippines says that while Leyte had the most number of Yolanda damaged houses it will not get the biggest resettlement funds following National Housing Authority estimates

15 months in Panay Island after Yolanda

Apr 22, 2015 - 10:08 AM

Change is inevitable and if it comes with proper handling recovery is possible

While waiting for the videographer, Jhon Rick (yellow shirt) stood in front of me and gave me a bouquet of santan flowers, carefully tucked on a stick. Photo from World Vision

Aquino wants faster Yolanda rehabilitation

Apr 14, 2015 - 8:24 PM

Malacañang says government efforts are just as massive as the effect of the disaster but the President wants to see an increase in the pace of the implementation

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

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

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

Aquino, Lacson agree on February resignation date

Dec 23, 2014 - 7:06 PM

President Aquino and Secretary Lacson agree in principle on a February 10 2015 resignation for Lacson

STEPPING DOWN. Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson will step down in February 2015. File photo by Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau

MRT fare hike, SWS on Roxas, Obama on Sony | The wRap

Dec 22, 2014 - 7:43 PM

MRT and LRT to hike fares in January Mar Roxas among top 3 for 2016 in an SWS survey US President Obama says the Sony hack was not an ‘act of war ’

DBM seeks P23B supplemental budget for Yolanda, APEC projects

Nov 19, 2014 - 4:17 PM

The supplemental budget will also fund ongoing and previously approved priority projects including the rehabilitation of LRT lines 1 and 2

2015 BUDGET. Budget Secretary Florencio Abad (right) with Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino III at the 2015 budget deliberations at the Senate on November 19, 2014, attended by members of the Development Budget Coordinating Committee. Photo by Senate PRIB

Fishers resettlement plan 'solves' no-build zone issue

Nov 12, 2014 - 12:40 PM

To protect fisherfolk from storm surge fish landings will be built by the shore to ensure they have access to the sea even if they live farther from the shore

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

#AnimatED: We choose to remember

Nov 10, 2014 - 7:30 AM

One year after Yolanda Haiyan memory is our best weapon

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

#AfterYolanda: Agri sector doing better – DA

Nov 08, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Rehabilitation efforts for the past year have given farmers more access to certified crop seeds and machinery while 94 of damaged fishing boats have been repaired

Comparing Yolanda rehab to Nargis, Katrina, Aceh

Nov 08, 2014 - 8:30 AM

For the Philippines the transition from relief to recovery is taking longer than in other countries

Rebuilding #AfterYolanda: Private sector projects moving faster

Nov 07, 2014 - 8:25 PM

The rehab office is working with 20 private companies 21 private foundations 15 local NGOs and 17 international NGOs that don t have the bureaucratic restraints of gov t agencies

PH recovery, PMA grad, British schoolboy | The wRap

Nov 04, 2014 - 9:00 PM

Recovery in Haiyan hit areas is faster than it was in Aceh ADB A fresh PMA graduate dies fighting the Abu Sayyaf A 16 year old boy gets 20 years for killing his teacher in class

#AfterYolanda: Red Cross volunteers still helping

Nov 04, 2014 - 7:46 PM

A year after Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan some 8 000 Red Cross volunteers and personnel are still doing humanitarian work in affected areas

REBUILDING. Red Cross gives GI sheets to Yolanda survivors so they can rebuild their homes. Photo from PRC

Bunkhouses both blessing, curse for Yolanda survivors

Nov 04, 2014 - 6:55 AM

Saying each bunkhouse is very temporary Palo Mayor Remedios Petilla tells Rappler more than 400 bunkhouse residents will soon move to permanent houses

KEEPING IT CLEAN. Joel Tapado, 9, fetches 7 pails of water to keep the bunkhouse bathroom clean. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Yolanda memorial wall to help bring 'closure'

Oct 31, 2014 - 6:52 PM

The wall which will contain the names of Tacloban residents who died because of Typhoon Yolanda stands by the sea that killed more than 3 100 people and in front of the astrodome that served as evacuation center

Yolanda a year after: Few LGUs asking for multi-hazard maps

Oct 28, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Few local government units taking advantage of scientific data on disaster preparedness could undermine the government s goal of building back better after Yolanda

Yolanda survivor asks Aquino: 'Why refuse us help?'

Oct 14, 2014 - 2:59 PM

Netizens appeal to the President Just do your responsibility

PEOPLE WAITING. Hundreds of thousands of families count on government aid after Yolanda. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

10 months after Yolanda, swath of destruction remains

Sep 28, 2014 - 4:00 PM

Nearly a year since the super typhoon the schools of northern Iloilo are still left destroyed

TOP VIEW. Yolanda tore to nothingness the roof of a covered gym in Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College (NIPSC). Photo by Christine Joy Ocana of Typhoon Yolanda Story Hub Visayas

Disaster politics, response: Digging deeper into calamities

Sep 16, 2014 - 3:33 PM

Calamities are shaped by politics as much as they are driven by natural elements

POLITICS IN DISASTERS. Jason Enia says disasters are not only about a lack of education, but about creating incentives that determine decisions people make