Disasters

NOAH isn’t gone but here’s what we lost when the project ended

Published by rudy Date posted on November 13, 2020

by Gaea Katreena Cabico (Philstar.com), 13 Nov 2020 MANILA, Philippines (Updated 9:16 p.m.) — As Typhoon Ulysses (international name: Vamco) swept across Luzon with violent winds and torrential rain, submerging parts of Metro Manila and adding misery to communities trying to recover from earlier typhoons, risk prevention and mitigation program Project NOAH trended on social…

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Managing conflicts and disasters: Exploring collaboration between employers’ and workers’ organizations

Published by rudy Date posted on April 9, 2020

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The Asia-Pacific region lost $126 million

Published by rudy Date posted on September 14, 2018

https://www.trendtopstoaies.com/2018/09/the-asia-pacific-region-lost-126.html, Sept 14, 2018 The Asia-Pacific region suffered two daily casualties of $126 million each day. The statistics were released in a report presented on September 13, at a conference in the framework of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN held in Hanoi.

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Emergency kit

Published by rudy Date posted on April 5, 2017
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Beyond food and shelter: Protecting women and girls in times of crisis

Published by rudy Date posted on December 1, 2015

Women and girls face a great risk of reproductive health-related illnesses and death due to the lack of protection in conflict zones and in times of disasters. The world needs to take action to ensure they feel safe.

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Government hit for snail-paced Yolanda rehab

Published by rudy Date posted on November 12, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Climate activists have assailed the Aquino administration for what it described as “snail-paced” rehabilitation of areas ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda two years ago.

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APEC adopts the Philippines disaster risk framework

Published by rudy Date posted on October 19, 2015

In the recent Asia pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting held in Iloilo the first week of October, the two main subjects under discussion were disaster risk reduction and the increasingly important role of women in Southeast Asian economies. Founded in 1989, with 21 members, APEC’s challenge today is to develop more micro, small, and medium…

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Philippines losing P300 B to disasters yearly

Published by rudy Date posted on October 5, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Losing more than P300 billion from natural disasters and calamities every year, the Philippines is at the forefront of a new global cooperation seeking to reduce financial vulnerabilities to natural catastrophes.

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Mechanized system speeds up relief goods packing

Published by rudy Date posted on September 30, 2015

A mechanized repacking system will speed up the production of emergency family food packs for evacuees the next time the country faces a disaster.

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Philippines Haiyan rebuilding ‘inadequate’, says UN

Published by rudy Date posted on August 1, 2015

MANILA – The Philippines has not done enough to rebuild after Super Typhoon Haiyan, as thousands remain in shanties without power or water for nearly two years, a United Nations representative said Saturday.

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Help for ‘Yolanda’ victims lacking

Published by rudy Date posted on July 31, 2015

The United Nations special rapporteur on human rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has expressed surprise that despite the government spending so much for infrastructure projects, relocated Typhoon Yolanda victims still do not enjoy basic services, such as water and electricity.

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Social Watch: Yolanda victims suffer; reconstruction poorly managed

Published by rudy Date posted on July 23, 2015

MANILA – With the 2016 elections looming, survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda might just have to compete with other plans and projects for funds meant for the Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan (CRRP) for 2014 to 2016.

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Time to prepare that disaster kit

Published by rudy Date posted on June 8, 2015

It’s always best to be prepared even before a disaster strikes MANILA, Philippines – During disasters, it’s always best to be prepared. Disasters are almost predictable in a country that lies in the typhoon path. Disasters — which include earthquakes and typhoons — have caused incredible damage to the economy and to livelihood. In April…

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Ex-‘Yolanda’ czar Lacson reveals lack of gov’t support for rehab efforts

Published by rudy Date posted on May 15, 2015

Three months after leaving his post as rehabilitation czar, former Sen. Panfilo Lacson disclosed the government’s “lack of support” while he was leading the reconstruction efforts in areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

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Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago to ready for earthquake

Published by rudy Date posted on April 26, 2015

Nepal’s devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming. Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world came to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get this poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built area to prepare better for the big one, a repeat of the 1934 temblor that…

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More than a year after Yolanda: Home sweet home?

Published by rudy Date posted on April 25, 2015

Yolanda survivors transferred to a government resettlement project in Barangay Cabalawan, Tacloban, complain of poor quality houses TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines – Leaking roofs, poor quality jalousies, and substandard hollow blocks. These were allegedly used for the construction of housing units, according to the 16 families transferred to a permanent resettlement site in Barangay Cabalawan, Tacloban,…

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Philippine typhoon exposes need for maternal care in evacuation centres

Published by rudy Date posted on December 11, 2014

More than 30,000 pregnant women in seven regions need help Manila: The experience with typhoon Hagupit has underscored the lack of access to reproductive health services in the Philippines during emergencies such as natural disasters, experts have said.

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Philippines worst hit by extreme weather in 2013: report

Published by rudy Date posted on December 3, 2014

LIMA – The Philippines, Cambodia and India were the countries hardest hit by extreme weather events in 2013, according to a study unveiled on Tuesday (December 2) at U.N. talks in Lima on a global deal to limit climate change.

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Preparing yourself for catastrophes

Published by rudy Date posted on December 2, 2014

Natural calamities cannot be averted. MANILA, Philippines – Natural calamities cannot be averted. So when an earthquake, typhoon, or massive flooding strikes, we need to be knowledgeable about what to do. Premier health institution Makati Medical Center gives tips on what we can do to possibly minimize damage and injury to person and property.

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Reconstruction Assistance on Yolanda: Implementation for Results

Published by rudy Date posted on November 11, 2014

The Reconstruction Assistance on Yolanda (RAY): Implementation for Results is the second of two planning documents prepared by NEDA to meet immediate post-disaster needs in areas affected by typhoon Yolanda.

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Yolanda victims still pay price for gov’t officials’ blame game

Published by rudy Date posted on November 10, 2014

A YEAR after typhoon Yolanda battered parts of central Philippines, the worst-hit victims and the actors in the recovery effort are finding themselves navigating complex political realities that have come to the fore after the storm.

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A year later, a million still lack jobs, shelter

Published by rudy Date posted on November 8, 2014

A year after Super Typhoon Yolanda battered the country, close to a million people are still living in inadequate shelters and having a hard time finding jobs and livelihood, a humanitarian group said.

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Noy on Yolanda rehab: We’re doing our best

Published by rudy Date posted on November 8, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Faced with public frustration over the progress of rebuilding areas ravaged a year ago today by Super Typhoon Yolanda, President Aquino said yesterday the government is doing its best to speed up the process and make sure everything is done right.

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Haiyan one year on: With UNDP help, slowly getting back to normal

Published by rudy Date posted on November 7, 2014

“I remember how scared everyone was,” says Marina Delubio, a resident of Barangay 88, one of the biggest suburbs of Tacloban City. “We were clinging to the rafters of our semi-concrete house but it sounded like the fury of the winds and the tsunami-like waves were still going to take us all away. My family…

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Noy finally approves P167.9-B Yolanda rehab plan

Published by rudy Date posted on October 31, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino approved on Wednesday the P167.9-billion Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan (CRRP), solidifying the government’s commitment to rebuild areas in Eastern Visayas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda last year. In a statement, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said yesterday the CRRP was recommended by former senator Panfilo Lacson,…

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20,570 Yolanda survivors still live in bunk houses, says archbishop

Published by rudy Date posted on October 28, 2014

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines — Palo Archbishop John Du has expressed disappointment that there are still families living in bunk houses, almost a year after the onslaught of supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

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Roxas says no markets, town halls built in Bohol despite P2-B fund

Published by rudy Date posted on October 15, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – It has been a year since a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Bohol, killing 222 people and destroying over 14,500 structures. But four months since the Department of Interior and Local Government turned over to the Bohol provincial government P2.3 billion in additional funds for the rebuilding or repair of government offices and…

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Thousands of DSWD food packs for Yolanda relief lost to spoilage – COA

Published by rudy Date posted on September 7, 2014

Thousands of food packs worth millions of pesos that could have helped Typhoon Yolanda’s victims were instead lost to spoilage, the Commission on Audit special report on Yolanda relief operations concluded.

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An extraordinary response to a different kind of ordinary: How the “new normal” killed “hayahay”

Published by rudy Date posted on August 27, 2014

In the North Eastern part of Leyte, about 360 kilometers from Manila lies Tacloban City, the gateway to adventure east of Visayas. Not only do local and foreign visitors marvel at its pristine waters, they also take a tour of the past by visiting the historical structures located around the tourist circuit.

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Six women leaders shine light on survival and gender issues during, after Yolanda

Published by rudy Date posted on August 27, 2014

Who in the Philippines doesn’t know about the devastation trail Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) left in many parts of the Visayas last year? But for sure, not everyone knows about the struggles the women of these disaster-hit areas faced during and after the storm.

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