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Water sanitation ‘crucial’ for new resettlement areas

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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

An aid group working on post Yolanda rehabilitation project says clean water sanitation is usually overlooked in disaster-hit areas

ILOILO, Philippines (Sept. 12, 2016) — While creating new homes should be a key priority of the government and aid groups in rehabilitating communities in the aftermath of disasters, the intervention should not end there.  Continue reading Water sanitation ‘crucial’ for new resettlement areas

Ex-Tacloban mayor – Yolanda funds not misspent

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Tacloban City. File photo by EPA

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

MANILA, Philippines (July 31, 2016) — The camp of former Tacloban mayor Alfred Romualdez said the city government did not misspend the recovery funds for Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).  Continue reading Ex-Tacloban mayor – Yolanda funds not misspent

Tacloban misspent nearly P1B in Yolanda funds

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

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

MANILA, Philippines (July 30, 2016) — If thousands of survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Tacloban City have yet to feel the benefits of millions of pesos in rehabilitation funds, it is because irregularities marked a variety of projects, state auditors found.  Continue reading Tacloban misspent nearly P1B in Yolanda funds

Yolanda rehab – Only 30% complete as 2016 begins

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MORE TO DO. The Philippine government still has tons to accomplish, two years after Super Typhoon Yolanda struck the country in 2013. File photo by Rappler
The Philippines targets to ‘complete most of the ongoing projects by 2016,’ or 3 years after Yolanda hit the country

MANILA, Philippines (Dec. 31, 2015) — Two years after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit the Philippines, the Philippine government said it has completed only 30.3% of projects and activities to rebuild affected communities.

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