Long-standing and emerging issues over lack of land tenure security may be a major stumbling block to rehabilitation efforts in Yolanda-affected areas if not addressed strategically, says a report released by international non-government organization Oxfam.
By Inquirer Visayas
At least 80 families were evacuated on Saturday after a sinkhole was found in Sitio Dapdap, Barangay Langub on Kinatarkan Islet, which is located off mainland Sta. Fe town on Bantayan Island, northern Cebu province.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
The approval of rehabilitation funds for areas ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Western Visayas has been delayed by additional reports required by the office of rehabilitation czar and former Sen. Panfilo Lacson.
By Michael Lim Ubac
MANILA, Philippines—Expect heads to roll in the coming days as the President’s patience is wearing thin over the seemingly disjointed efforts, particularly at the local level, to help victims of disasters since December 2012. President Benigno Aquino III appealed Tuesday for more patience from disaster victims amid the overwhelming challenges confronting his administration in [...]
By Nikko Dizon
The government’s official death toll from Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) has breached 6,000 after 27 additional fatalities were reported yesterday on top of the nearly 1,800 people missing.