Govt urged: Restore Yolanda rehab funds

Gerard Vincent Francisco 11/08/2018

AN environmental group called on the government yesterday to resume funding for housing projects for victims displaced by supertyphoon Yolanda five years after it devastated Eastern Visayas. The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) converged at the…

Yolanda: Seeing beyond

Rosalie O. Abatayo 11/08/2018

FIVE YEARS AFTER Nothing was left except ourselves. How do we begin? Where will I get shelter for my big family. “Hindi dapat matapos sa isang delubyo ang buhay ng tao (A person’s life should not end…

Palace: Limited lands, permits delay houses for ‘Yolanda’ victims

Inquirer.net 11/08/2018

The completion of housing projects in areas hit by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) might take “a little time,” but Malacañang assured the victims that “government is doing its best” to address the issue. Presidential Spokesperson…

Militants seek release of P7.5B Yolanda rehab funds

Gerard Vincent Francisco 11/08/2018

Members of the Climate Justice Group in the Philippines condemns the Duterte administration’s decision to stop the release of P7.5 billion funds for the construction of Yolanda rehabilitation centers and houses. The funds were rechanelled to help…

Life after Yolanda

Michelle Joy Padayhag and Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/08/2018

It was early morning of November 8, 2013, when their lives changed after Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) battered northern Cebu and the rest of the Visayas region. With the blink of an eye, what they…

Yolanda: Post-disaster management innovations

Rosalie O. Abatayo 11/06/2018

Five years after Uncoordinated response, a lack of equipment, and a lack of able personnel. These were among the challenges faced by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) during its response to the havoc…

Yolanda: A wake-up call for Pagasa

Rosalie O. Abatayo 11/05/2018

FIVE YEARS AFTER (Part 1 of a CDN special report on Super Typhoon Yolanda which hit the country on November 8, 2013) Five years after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) made landfall on the 8th of November 2013,…

BOC-7: Yolanda relief goods to be abandoned

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 10/03/2018

The Bureau of Customs in Central Visayas (BOC) has declared the abandonment of shipments of at least four container vans filled with relief goods for typhoon Yolanda victims. Elvira Cruz, customs district collector, said the consignees reportedly…

Revisiting hope, love in Bogo

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 11/26/2017

Bogo City — Juric Omaque and Khimberly Mahilom’s star-crossed love story began with text messages and a chance meeting at a restaurant in Mandaue City on Dec. 22, 2010. Omaque, a construction worker of Barangay Lamac, Pinamungajan…

DTI opens Negosyo Centers in Cebu’s ‘Yolanda corridor’

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/22/2017

THE Department of Trade and Industry is poised to “create new entrepreneurs” as it opens more Negosyo Centers (NCs) mostly in the northern part of Cebu before the end of 2017. From October to November, DTI-Cebu launched…

Yolanda survivors look back as they move on

Morexette Erram 11/08/2017

DAANBANTAYAN ONCE the construction of the comfort room in her new house is finished, Iluminada Aloba, 60, can say that a semblance of normalcy has finally returned to her life, and that of her 10 grandchildren living…

Pagasa learns from Yolanda

Agnes B. Alpuerto 11/08/2017

Even before it made landfall, the Mactan office of the state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) already sensed that Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) will inflict massive devastation in the Visayas.…

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