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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 place more than 15 months ago, this housing subdivisi... 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/Ha... 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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Haiyan Resettlement Stalled Over No-Build Zones

In the weeks after super typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda devastated the central Philippine islands of Samar, Leyte and Cebu last November, the country’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources declared a “40-meter no-build zone” along the coastlines of Eastern ... Read More...
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Climate Change Threatens New Filipino Areas

Shifting weather patterns laid to climate change can be expected hit new areas of the Philippines that have not traditionally been in the direct path of typhoons, the Philippine Climate Change Commission has wa... Read More...