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UN notes change year after ‘Yolanda’

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When the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Asia-Pacific director returned to typhoon-ravaged Eastern Visayas last weekend, he noticed not just the buildings and homes that have risen again. He also saw the lives rebuilt a year after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” smashed through the region.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UN: PH disaster response faster

BOY ON STILTS  Reggie Macalla, 10, takes a giant step on his stilts (known locally as “kadang”) at a temporary shelter in Barangay Kawayan, Tacloban City. The village is one of the beneficiaries of WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) projects funded by Unicef and Action Contre la Faim.  EDWIN BACASMAS

Although battered by one disaster after another, the Philippines does not take too long to rise again.

Posted: November 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

9 Fil-Am orgs get $100k grant for ‘Yolanda’ rehab projects


Nine Filipino-American organizations were awarded $100,000 each to implement projects to help the rehabilitation of areas struck by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope Francis urged to spend more time with ‘Yolanda’ survivors in pastoral visit

Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

An official of the social action arm of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is appealing to Pope Francis to spend more time with the people affected by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) during his visit to the Philippines in 2015.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Rehab work goes on in Bantayan 10 months after ‘Yolanda’


In two months, it will be a year since Super Typhoon “Yolanda” struck but survivors are still struggling to move on in the town of Santa Fe.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »