Philippines

Typhoons test resilient Filipino community

Asia Pacific Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Featured, Food Security Stories, Philippines
A thick layer of silt covers the rice paddies.

The Filipino towns of Namitpit and Patungcaleo sit on the winding Abra River in northern Luzon. The island is home to 53 million people, but […]

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The Women of Mankayan

Asia Pacific Stories, Indigenous Stories, Philippines, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme, Women Stories
Women at the Mankayan barricade. Photo: CPA

In the mountains of Luzon, Philippines, near the community of Mankayan there is a barricade.  For over four years, this barricade has been watched over, […]

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Responding to Typhoon Goni

Asia Pacific Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Philippines, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
Photo: SSEC/CIMSS, University of Wisconsin–Madison from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon_Goni_(2015)

On August 16, 2015, typhoon Goni (known locally in the Philippines as Ineng) made landfall in the Central Luzon area of the Philippines.  The area, […]

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PWRDF Partners Partake in Evacuations as Powerful Typhoon is About to Hit the Philippines

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Emergency supplies are ready to go when Typhoon Hagupit arrives in the Philippines. Photo: NCCP

Typhoon Hagupit is expected to make a landfall into Eastern Samar province in the central Philippines on Saturday December 6 at 6pm local time. It […]

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Typhoon Haiyan: One Year Later

Asia Pacific Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Philippines
Milagros Ybanez and Haide Tiangzonplanting corn in Kampingganon barangay, Bantayan Island, Philippines. Photo: Simon Chambers

On November 8, 2013, the most powerful typhoon to ever make landfall struck the Visayas region of the Philippines.  With sustained winds at over 230kph […]

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From tenants to owners after Haiyan

Asia Pacific Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Philippines, Stories by Region
Lenon Jake Bay Bay describes the construction of houses in Sabang Bao, Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: Simon Chambers

On November 8, 2013, every single home in barangay (village) Sabang Bao on the island of Leyte, Philippines was damaged or destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan. […]

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The Earthquake the World Forgot

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Exposito Guimalan, a professional carpenter supervising construction of houses after the Bohol earthquake, measures before making a cut. Photo: Simon Chambers

On October 15, 2013, the earth began to shake on Bohol Island in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines.  Fortunately, the island was celebrating […]

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Finding Her Smile

Field Blog, Philippines
Getting up close and personal with a caribao in the Philippines, much to the amusement of the locals.

One thing that I’ve been surprised at here in the Philippines is the level of humour people have.  I suppose that after years of working […]

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To See the Future

Philippines, Uncategorized

To you and me this may look like a hill top.  But to Joselito Sosmeña of the National Council of Churches of the Philippines and […]

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People Power

Field Blog, Philippines
Emelda Chavez breaks up concrete from her original house, which was destroyed during Typhoon Haiyan, to use as flooring material in the new home she and members of the Kaongkod Fishermen's & Farmer's Association are helping to build with supplies provided by PWRDF partner FARDEC.

I’ve now reached Tacloban City, the worst hit place by Typhoon Haiyan which devastated the Philippines almost a year ago.  So far, I’ve visited projects […]

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