What Yolanda-hit areas look like 5 years after

What Yolanda-hit areas look like 5 years after.....»»

Category: newsSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesNov 8th, 2018

Gov’t must renew rehab of areas hit by Supertyphoon Yolanda – Gatchalian

Five years after Supertyphoon Yolanda battered Central Visayas, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian called on the government to "renew" its efforts in the rehabilitation of the provinces affected by the disaster.   The senatoron Thursdayalso said that he was with the entire Filipino nation "in honoring the memory of the thousands of people who lost their lives to that tragedy."   "The government must renew its commitment to investing in the continuing rehabilitation and inclusive development of the provinces which bore the brunt of Yolanda's fury," he said in a statement.   "We must ensure that the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda will never be left behind," he ad...Keep on reading: Gov’t must renew rehab of areas hit by Supertyphoon Yolanda – Gatchalian.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

What Yolanda-hit areas look like 5 years after

What Yolanda-hit areas look like 5 years after.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018


Many of the areas battered by Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai Tak) last weekend were the same areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) four years ago......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

Disaster Survivors Conference launched

The Conference sought to gather updated information on the local situation of disaster survivors four years after the onslaught of super typhoon Yolanda in an effort to produce a region-wide Situationer on areas concerning poverty, food security and human rights in the region......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

Yolanda rehab continues

FOUR YEARS have passed since super typhoon “Yolanda” ravaged Iloilo but some rehabilitation efforts are still in the works. For one, the resettlement area implemented by the National Housing Authority (NHA) in selected areas in Northern Iloilo has yet to start. Provincial Administrator Raul Banias said NHA is still in the process of completing the […] The post Yolanda rehab continues appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

Uneasy twosome: Golf and politics at Saudi Arabia tournament

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press Golf usually isn't all that complicated for Dustin Johnson. He decides where he's going to play and tries to post the lowest score. The newest addition to his schedule involved a little more than that. Johnson is among several of golf's biggest stars who are scheduled to play the Saudi International at the end of the month. Johnson and Masters champion Patrick Reed were among the first to sign up last April for the European Tour event, long before Saudi Arabia came under even greater scrutiny over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Johnson said he talked to his corporate sponsors to make sure they didn't have a problem with him playing. He will be joining a field that features Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau — that makes four of the top five players in the world ranking — at Royal Green Golf and Country Club on Jan. 31. "Obviously, that was a concern with our team," Johnson said. "I'm going over there to play a sport I'm paid to play. It's my job to play golf. Unfortunately, it's in a part of the world where most people don't agree with what happened, and I definitely don't support anything like that. I'm going to play golf, not support them. "I'm not a politician. I play golf." He also said it might have been a tougher decision if not for so many others going. Along with four of the top five in the world, the Saudi International includes the last two Masters champions — Reed and Sergio Garcia — and former British Open champion Henrik Stenson. "I think any time we're trying to grow the game and expose the game in a positive way, that's what we're trying to do," said DeChambeau, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour last year. "I don't think it's a bad decision as long as they want us there. That's what I've heard — they want us there. And they want to have a little bit more exposure in the game of golf. And that's what I'm trying to do." It's not all goodwill, of course. The purse is $3.5 million, though the primary income for these players is appearance money, likely to be in the $1 million range for the biggest names. That's common for some European Tour events, especially early in the year in the Middle East, which hosted its first golf tournament in Dubai in 1989 and now has six on the Arabian Peninsula. Johnson and Koepka start their journey this week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, an event that in years past has featured top players like Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson. Saudi Arabia's human rights record has come under intense scrutiny since the killing in October of Khashoggi, who wrote critically of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in columns for The Washington Post. He had been living in self-imposed exile before he was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, according to Turkish media and officials. European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley deflected concerns when he introduced the Saudi International to the schedule in November. "As like many global companies, we monitor the situation in the areas countries, areas we play and the viability of the golf tournament, and I can simply say that the Saudi International is on our schedule in 2019," Pelley said. "And I really don't have anything more to add than that." Among those not going is Paul Casey, who last April was listed as "confirmed" for the tournament with Johnson and Reed. He says that was never the case, only that he had entertained the idea of going. "But there were a lot of questions," Casey said. "Do I want to go to Saudi? That was the main question." There also was the matter of Casey being an ambassador for UNICEF, with the logo on his golf bag. "There are a lot of places in the world that I have played and continue to go, which you could question ... some human rights violations that governments have committed," he said. "I thought I'd sit this one out." PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan has granted releases for his members to play the tournament, held the same week as the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He said the U.S. tour's only involvement was making sure the trip was safe for its players. "Those are all terrible things that have happened, and that's what gives us concern about our players' safety," Monahan said about recent developments in Saudi Arabia. "Our players are independent contractors. Ultimately, they're going to make their own choice. Our job is to make them as informed as they can be." Koepka, who won two majors last year and was the PGA Tour player of the year, also said he received no pushback from his sponsors. Like Johnson, it was another offer to play golf in a new spot. The PGA Tour runs a developmental tour and sponsors a World Golf Championship event in China. The European Tour has had Turkey on the schedule since 2013. "People are always going to have different views on politics wherever you go," Koepka said. "All these places, there's a bit of conflict if you want to get into it. I'm not going to get into it. It's going to be an unbelievable field of golf there. Hopefully, you can spread some goodwill through golf when you're there.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Le Tour rescheduled to June for SEAG preps, rehabilitation of calamity-hit Bicol Region

The organizer of the Le Tour de Filipinas (LTdF) has sought for the rescheduling of the race’s 10th edition in its effort to actively join preparations for the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games and to allow adequate time for the rehabilitation of calamity-stricken provinces in the Bicol Region. UBE Media Inc. President Donna Lina said the LTdF was originally scheduled for February 17 to 21 — this time as a five-stage race from the previous four stages to level up in its first decade. But because of the country’s hosting of the SEA Games from November 30 to December 11 also this year, Lina stressed the LTdF’s role in helping prepare the country’s top riders for the biennial multi-sport regional competitions that the country is hosting only for the fourth time after 1981, 1991 and 2005. UBE Media has written the International Cycling Union or UCI, the world governing body for cycling, through the Asian Cycling Confederation and PhilCycling under President Rep. Abraham Tolentino and Chairman Bert Lina to move the race to June 14 to 18. “The Le Tour organization wanted to help harness our cyclists to their best possible condition in time for the SEA Games,” Lina said. “And because of the recent calamity that struck Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon and the rest of the Bicol Region, it has become more imperative that we postpone the race.” Albay, Camarines Sur and Sorsogon were declared under a state of calamity because of tropical depression Usman, which caused landslides and massive flooding in areas where the LTdF’s 10th editon would specifically pass through, particularly in the town of Sagnay which was badly hit. “In as much as we are ecstatic to celebrate 10 years of the Le Tour, we are one in prayers that our countrymen in the Bicol Region recover fast and well from the calamity,” Lina said. Last year, the LTdF was moved from February to late May after Mayon Volcano’s eruption in January. This year’s LTdF will start in Tagaytay City, main hub of all cycling disciplines—road, mountain bike and BMX—for the SEA Games—and will pass through Batangas, Quezon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay and Sorsogon. Legaspi City will host the finish of the five-stage Category 2.2 UCI Asia Tour race. June will be a busy month for Philippine cycling with the conduct of the PhilCycling National Championships for Road, MTB and BMX and a proposed UCI National Commissaires’ Course for the three disciplines. The LTdF and national championships will principally cap trials for the selection of athletes for the SEA Games. El Joshua Carino of Philippine Navy-Standard Insurance is expected to defend his crown and will be racing alongside 2014 winner Mark John Lexer Galedo of continental team 7-Eleven Cliqq Roadbike Philippines. Newly-minted continental team Go For Gold and the National Under-23 Team of the PhilCycling are also seeing action......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

2018 PBA Draft Baller Breakdown: Javee Mocon

At the age of 23, Javee Mocon has one of the biggest collection of trophies among all draftees. In the last seven years, Mocon has won two Juniors titles and four Seniors titles. Why wouldn’t you pass up an opportunity to acquire a certified winner for your ball club?   STRENGTHS When you’re so used to winning, it becomes second nature. Mocon is the type of player who is easy to coach because he is willing to do whatever it takes to win. His attitude and work ethic is admirable. He will willingly take on any role given to him and make sure that no matter what it is, his presence will be felt. In his first two seasons with the Red Lions, he came off the bench to back up Art dela Cruz and provided much-needed energy and swagger to sustain the efforts of the first group. As a starter for San Beda in the last three years, Mocon became the premier power forward in the NCAA. At 6’4”, Mocon was at his best operating inside the arc. He possesses a reliable mid-range jumper and can finish in the paint effectively as well. In Game 2 of the Season 94 Finals, Mocon’s last collegiate game ever, he unveiled a new weapon that he will surely need in the next level: the three-point shot. Mocon shot four out of eight from beyond the arc, letting the world know that he has been working on his game in preparation for the PBA. AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT Although he looked confident taking threes in his final game for San Beda, will he still be that confident letting it fly in the pros? That remains to be seen. One thing we never saw from Mocon as a student-athlete was dribbling ability. Right now, his skill when it comes to handling the basketball is very basic. I have never seen Mocon dribble the ball coast-to-coast all the way to the basket. But, then again, he never had to because he was so obedient and strictly played within the boundaries of his position. Perhaps another thing he should work on his passing. Not that he didn’t pass the ball in college (2.3 assists per game), it’s just something he wasn’t known for and an aspect of his game he could unlock. Imagine Mocon pump-faking from the three-point line before making a move towards the basket with the option to kick the ball out to shooters or making a drop pass to the big men in the paint? That’s a tough cover.      .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

Five years after Yolanda, climate activists decry ‘inconsistent’ climate and energy policies

Five years after the destruction of Typhoon Yolanda (internationally known as Haiyan), Filipino civil society organizations, specifically advocates for climate justice and energy transformation, are alarmed over the Philippine government’s policies on climate and energy......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Traffic crisis bill advances in House

THE HOUSE of Representatives on Tuesday approved on second reading a measure designed to address worsening traffic in three key metropolitan areas in the next three years......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

CHR: End violence with development, not troops

The government should address the causes of violence in the countryside, instead of increasing the number of troops deployed in rural areas, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said on Saturday.   The government's plan to intensify military presence, it said, may even escalate tension and fuel fear in these communities that have been beset with social problems for years.   "We urge the government to pursue development solutions rather than military approach to truly address the long-standing problems that impact the basic rights and dignity of the people," said lawyer Jacqueline de Guia, CHR spokesperson.   The CHR issued the statement two days after Pre...Keep on reading: CHR: End violence with development, not troops.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

Estehanons Offer Prayers, Flowers for Victims of Typhoon Yolanda

More than a thousand Estehanons (residents of Eastern Samar) remembered their loved ones who died when Typhoon Yolanda struck on Nov. 8, 2013. Five years later, in the evening of Nov. 8 this year, Estehanons lit some 2,000 candles through a candlelight memorial and offered prayers and flowers to some 700 victims of Typhoon Yolanda […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Abad: Lacson’s claim on ‘Yolanda’ rehab funds not true

Former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad on Friday took exception to Sen. Panfilo Lacson's comments criticizing the Aquino administration's lack of funding support for projects to rehabilitate areas destroyed by Supertyphoon "Yolanda" (international name: Haiyan) in 2013.   Abad said it was not true, as Lacson claimed, that the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) under his leadership gave "very little budget support" for Yolanda survivors in Eastern Visayas.   "While it may be true that Yolanda rehabilitation and reconstruction wasn't as fast as we would have liked it to be, I wish to point out that the slowdown was not due to lack of funds," he said in a No...Keep on reading: Abad: Lacson’s claim on ‘Yolanda’ rehab funds not true.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

Ilongos ‘emerged better’ five years after Yolanda

By: Gail T. Momblan ILONGGOS are more resilient after Super Typhoon Yolanda struck in 2013. “Five years ago, we were devastated but Ilonggos are very resilient,” Iloilo Provincial Administrator Raul Banias said. Banias said Iloilo has “recovered quite well” from infrastructure and livelihood damages left by the typhoon. But post-Yolanda restoration and rehabilitation continues. The Department […] The post Ilongos ‘emerged better’ five years after Yolanda appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Senators call for reflection, stronger disaster resilience 5 years after ‘Yolanda’

On the fifth anniversary of the catastrophic super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), lawmakers reminded Filipinos to reflect on the lessons left by the country’s worst storm on record......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Five years later: How ‘Yolanda’-hit areas look now

The country commemorates the fifth anniversary of the onslaught of super typhoon “Yolanda” (International name: Haiyan) on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

2 years after Duterte’s order to give them homes, Yolanda victims remain in danger zones

Thousands of families remain living near the deadly sea in Tacloban despite an order from President Rodrigo Duterte two years ago to speed up the construction of housing units for them. Source link link: 2 years after Duterte’s order to give them homes, Yolanda victims remain in danger zones.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Five years after ‘Yolanda,’ Leyte residents remember their loved ones

TACLOBAN CITY --- It takes a lot of strength to bury 11 family members in a single burial ground. But Dr. Clara Rose Brit had to endure the unimaginable. Eleven relatives including her mother, two siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews joined 21 victims of supertyphoon "Yolanda" in the same hollow grounds measuring 12x10 meters inside the family compound in Barangay Salvacion, Palo town, Leyte. The 21 others buried in the same plot were either their neighbors or people swept away to their place by the strongest typhoon to hit inland on Nov. 8, 2013. Every year, it has become a family tradition for the remaining family members to offer a Mass every 8th of November to remember ...Keep on reading: Five years after ‘Yolanda,’ Leyte residents remember their loved ones.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Philippines marks 5 years since Super Typhoon Yolanda

TACLOBAN, Philippines – Survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan recalled their terror and loss while gathered Thursday, November 8, at a mass grave for thousands killed 5 years ago in the country's worst storm on record . Then the strongest storm to ever hit land, Yolanda left 6,300 people dead and 1,062 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

5 years after Yolanda, 23% of houses for survivors occupied - Rappler

5 years after Yolanda, 23% of houses for survivors occupied - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018