Four Depressing Years After Typhoon Haiyan

Marabut is supposed to be part of a vast natural park on Samar, the Filipino island that was first hit by the super typhoon Haiyan almost four years ago, during which a massive storm surge nearly wiped out Tacl... Read More...

The disgrace of Filipino Cleanup Efforts Post-Haiyan

When Typhoon Haiyan smashed into Tacloban in the central Philippines almost three years ago, Arsenio was one of the lucky ones – he survived by swimming a kilometer to safety. “Every time there is a storm, I get scared, even after three years,” he said. “I ... Read More...
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Philippine Energy: Coal Remains King

In United Nations hearings into climate change, the Philippines, wracked by increasingly violent weather events, has become the poster child for environmentalists concerned that both violent storms and rising... Read More...
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Stricken Filipino City Finally Rebuilds

Ridge View Park has a fancy ring to it, a name more in keeping with modern, upscale  real estate expansion in major cities across the Philippines. But in Tacloban, the site of the typhoon disaster that took pla... Read More...
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New Typhoon a Test for Philippines’ Aquino

The Philippines, which was pasted with the most powerful typhoon in modern world history just 13 months ago, is about to get pasted again by another super storm, headed mostly for the same area where Yolanda/Haiyan killed at least 6,300 people, with 1,000 stil... Read More...
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Super Typhoon + Manila = Disaster

Last November, Super Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, slammed into the Visayas region of the Philippines, taking more than 6,300 lives and resulting in US$2.86 billion in property damage.  What would h... Read More...
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Manila Braces Vainly for Another Typhoon

The first major typhoon is bearing down on the Philippines with winds expected at up 185 km per hour and anticipated to rip directly through Central Luzon, hitting Metro Manila, Laguna and other metropolitan areas, more than 100,000 families are reportedly bei... Read More...
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In the Wake of Typhoon Haiyan

As students in areas hit by the Philippines’s devastating Typhoon Haiyan troop back to school this month, the government’s efforts at rebuilding the education service have been met with concerns that, seven mon... Read More...