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WATCH: Bike Scouts PH, the unsung heroes of Yolanda

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BAYANIHAN. The volunteer bicycle messengers from Bike Scouts Philippines are among the unsung heroes in the aftermath of Yolanda. All photos by Myles Delfin

Bike Scouts Philippines is made up of volunteer bicycle messengers who respond to isolated areas in the aftermath of a disaster

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 18, 2017) — There were many untold stories in the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda, which hit Leyte and its surrounding provinces on November 8, 2013. Continue reading WATCH: Bike Scouts PH, the unsung heroes of Yolanda

#RescueMarch in Eastern Visayas commemorates Yolanda

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RESCUERS IN ACTION. Rescuers perform the Mogadishu Walk on their final march to ground zero in Balyuan Grounds, Tacloban City. All photos by Jene-Anne Pangue/ Rappler

‘We learned a lot from Yolanda, not just rebuilding lives but rebuilding them better. Yolanda provided a benchmark. It is the new normal,’ says Office of Civil Defense 8 Regional Director Edgar Posadas

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines (Nov. 7, 2016) — More than 400 responders from rescue teams, local government units, government agencies, civil society organizations, and volunteer groups participated in the first-ever rescue march in Eastern Visayas on Sunday, November 6, to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) and to prepare for the next deadly typhoon.  Continue reading #RescueMarch in Eastern Visayas commemorates Yolanda