Image by Rappler.com The Office of Civil Defense advises travelers not to proceed to seaports after the cancellation of sea trips due to Tropical Depression Crising
LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines (Apr. 15, 2017) — About 4,000 passengers in various seaports of Bicol were stranded after sea trips in the region were cancelled due to the weather disturbance brought by Tropical Depression Crising.
Continue reading Thousands of passengers stranded due to Tropical Depression Crising QUAKE EPICENTER. Epicenter of the April 10 earthquake near Eastern Visayas. Image courtesy PHIVOLCS The magnitude 5.4 quake, with an epicenter underneath the Philippine Sea, was felt in parts of Bicol and Eastern Visayas
MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 10, 2017) — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake shook parts of Bicol and Eastern Visayas Monday morning, April 10.
Continue reading Earthquake rocks parts of Bicol, Eastern Visayas #RESCUEPH. Rescuers evacuate students and faculty who were stranded in the University of Science and Technology of the Philippines (USTP). Photo courtesy of Lionel Amarado Around 963 families or 4,536 persons are displaced in Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao, all of which are staying in 28 evacuation centers
MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 18, 2017) — Around 5,412 people or 1,242 families were affected by nonstop rains in 26 barangays in Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao on Monday, January 16, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Tuesday, January 17.
Continue reading Thousands displaced by heavy rains in parts of Visayas, Mindanao DEMANDING JUSTICE. Fishermen from Serum, Basey in Samar arrive at the Old Jeep Terminal Rizal Avenue in Tacloban City to meet with other protesters joining the people surge. Photos by Catherine Atienza/ Rappler Disaster survivors demand that the current administration address the pervading hunger, poverty, and militarization in the affected communities
TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines (Nov. 8, 2016) — Yolanda survivors and activists of the People Surge Alliance of Disaster Survivors in Eastern Visayas urged President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, November 8, to prioritize issues still neglected and unresolved three years after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
Continue reading Yolanda survivors to Duterte: We demand justice BETTER FARMING. Eutiquo Casiroman plows the rice field using the hand tractor provided to the farmers’ association that he is a part of by Plan International. Photo courtesy of Plan International ‘We are now resilient farmers. When another typhoon comes, we will no longer have a hard time coping,’ says a farmer from Balangiga, Eastern Samar
EASTERN SAMAR, Philippines (Nov. 8, 2016)— Three years after Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), coconut farmers in Eastern Visayas have improved their farming practices and engaged in diversified livelihood to adapt to the “new normal.”
Continue reading Yolanda taught Eastern Visayas farmers to diversify livelihood 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 SLOW. The Philippine government still has a ton to accomplish, two years after Typhoon Yolanda struck the country in 2013. File photo by Rappler The new guidelines will help facilitate the speedier release of emergency shelter assistance to disaster victims
MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 4, 2016) — An investigating team of social welfare officials has recommended new guidelines on the distribution of emergency shelter assistance (ESA) for disaster victims after it discovered loopholes in the process applied to victims of super typhoon Yolanda.
Continue reading DSWD eyes new guidelines on shelter aid grant to disaster victims TRAGEDY. Super Typhoon Yolanda levels the coast of Leyte in November 2013. Rappler file photo Nearly 3 years ago since Super Typhoon Yolanda, only 12% of the 205,000 needed housing for victims have been completed
MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 4, 2016) — Nearly 3 years since Super Typhoon Yolanda hit the Visayas, several agencies signed a tripartite deal with Vice President Leni Robredo, who heads the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), to clear the housing backlog in the area.
Continue reading Agencies sign deal to speed up housing for Yolanda victims