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23 Nov 2014 description
report Amnesty

The Philippine authorities are running out of time to ensure that their response to the Maguindanao massacre does not become a mockery of justice, Amnesty International said on the fifth anniversary of what is often called the world’s largest-ever single attack on journalists.

22 Nov 2014 description

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Saturday 11/22/2014 - 02:40 GMT

by Joel GUINTO

For Gloria Teodoro and other women widowed by the Philippines' worst political massacre, the struggle to move on with their lives is as long and painful as their fight for justice.

Five years since the carnage in the impoverished farming province of Maguindanao left 58 people dead, including 32 journalists, women thrust into single parenthood juggle odd jobs as they nurse deep emotional scars.

21 Nov 2014 description

TACURONG CITY, Sultan Kudarat, Nov. 21 (PIA) -- Some 300 village leaders in the 20 barangays of Tacurong City underwent training that aims to improve their implementation of the Katarungang Pambarangay (KP0 Law.

The training held last November 17-18 and November 19 – 20 involved members of the Lupong Tagapamayapa, composed of barangay officials and community leaders.

21 Nov 2014 description

MATANAO, Davao del Sur, Nov. 21 (PIA) - The Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation in partnership with the provincial government of Davao del Sur has recently launched a housing project in an effort to provide homes for the homeless urban poor and informal settlers in the municipality of Matanao.

An initial of 30 houses were turned over by Governor Claude Bautista to the beneficiaries out of the 130 lots being subdivided for the qualified residents of Sitio Jumbo, Barangay Poblacion, Matanao.

21 Nov 2014 description
report World Bank

November 19, 2014

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  • 31% of rural communities in the Philippines still practice open defecation.

  • The World Bank is working with the government through a campaign to use hygienic toilets.

  • Since the campaign in 2013, 4 pilot provinces in the country have been declared areas with zero open defecation.

20 Nov 2014 description

MANILA, Nov 20 -- In its bid to develop a more responsive budget plan for the next fiscal year, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is pushing for a P23-billion supplemental budget to ensure sufficient funding support for crucial development initiatives, including various infrastructure projects for post-Yolanda rehabilitation and government preparations for the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit.

20 Nov 2014 description

Posted by Nancy Lindborg on Tuesday, November 18th 2014

19 Nov 2014 description

Floods in the past decade have been more frequent and more intense. They have become the result of greater interaction between human society and the natural environment, exacerbated by urbanization and climate change.

19 Nov 2014 description


After nine months of response in close partnership with national authorities, significant progress has been made in meeting the needs of vulnerable people affected by last November’s Typhoon Haiyan (locally-known as Yolanda). Of the 45 indicators tracked in the third and final Periodic Monitoring Report (PMR), 30 show achievements of greater than 50 per cent, and 15 of these indicators have reached or surpassed the targets established in the Haiyan Strategic Response Plan (SRP).

19 Nov 2014 description

By Ma. Nila O. Argel

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Nov. 19 (PIA) – The Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (DRRMC) here has integrated the Incident Command System (ICS) in the all-hazard incident management of events.

The council uses its own emergency response teams composed of search and rescue, Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment and Incident Management Teams including material resources based on the following criteria: continues even with out a natural calamity through the communication network of the ICS.

18 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 12–18 November

Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.

18 Nov 2014 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) One year after Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Typhoon Yolanda) devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, Salesian missionaries working in the region have successfully completed community rehabilitation and rebuilding projects allowing survivors to return to their normal lives.

18 Nov 2014 description


On 28 October 2014, local flooding incident occurred affecting twelve (12) barangays in Midsayap, Cotabato Province due to heavy rains.

18 Nov 2014 description

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 17(PIA)—The Department of Social Welfare and Development here has assured Typhoon Yolanda affected residents in Ajuy, Iloilo that government does not stop finding ways to help them.

Evelyn Macapobre, DSWD regional director, recently led the giving of financial assistance to homeless typhoon victims in that town, which she commended for being prompt in the submission of the required documents.

18 Nov 2014 description
infographic Asian Development Bank

On 8 November 2013, Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), one of the most powerful storms ever recorded to hit land, devastated a huge area of the Central Philippines. In response, ADB immediately designed and approved more than $900 million in assistance for relief, recovery, and reconstruction of Yolanda-hit areas. In addition to grants and loans, ongoing ADB projects for transport, conditional cash transfers, and agrarian reform were re-designed to help affected communities.

17 Nov 2014 description

A safer home for Maricel and her family

Typhoon Haiyan one of the deadliest and most powerful storms made landfall in the Philippines on 8th November 2013. Huge numbers of houses were either completely destroyed or heavily damaged.

17 Nov 2014 description

By Laurie Robinson

Nov. 17, 2014

AKRON, Pa. -- One year after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed the house of Dominga Arias in the Philippines, the 50-year-old widow and mother of three has a new home with a more spacious bedroom than she did before.

The simple wood structure with a tin roof was built by combining wood from her old house with a shelter kit of new wood, tin roofing, rebar and building supplies, provided by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) through Church World Service (CWS) and its partners.