MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 20, 2015) — Several provinces were severely affected by Typhoon Lando (International name: Koppu) since it made landfall over Aurora on Sunday morning, October 18.
August 10, 2015 — There is an enduring adage that ‘the whole is only the sum of its parts’. Recent press and commentary on the statement of Professor Beyani, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, underlines the problems with highlighting certain issues in the absence of the whole. Beyani was commenting about the Yolanda recovery and rehabilitation efforts. He commended the institutional and policy structures and frameworks that have been put in place, noting that the Philippines has much valuable experience that should be shared internationally. This is a view UNDP shares. Our then Senior Recovery Coordinator said that from his experience in many different disasters, he had never seen a recovery happen so quickly and so effectively.
MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 4, 2015) — With 70% of target households already assessed, the enhanced targeting system of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is expected to aid the government’s social protection programs’ mandate to be for the poor, Welfare Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said on Monday, August 4.
(This is an official press release from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.)
MANILA, Philippines – Agriculture-dependent families in Maguindanao are still reeling from the residual impact of conflict, drought and flooding that affected the province in succession during the first half of 2015.
August 2, 2015 — THE Aquino administration has not done enough to rebuild after Super Typhoon “Yolanda,” as thousands remain in shanties without power or water for nearly two years, a United Nations representative said Saturday.