REPORTERS can only interview evacuees upon their arrival in Cebu and are not allowed to talk to them in evacuation centers, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said yesterday. “We were lambasted by the media and we apologize for the misunderstanding. Please give us enough time to complete their documentation and processing,” said [...]
Heavy rains flooded evacuation centers in Zamobanga City, adding more misery for thousands of people displaced by a bloody Muslim rebel siege, officials said Saturday.
By Allan Nawal
Fifteen-year old Hassan sailed from Basilan with his grandfather on September 8 to attend what was supposedly a peace rally in Zamboanga City.
By Kristine Felisse Mangunay
For Adora Arcilla and her six children, this may be the last time they leave their flood-submerged house and spend the night, huddled together for warmth, on the cold floor of an evacuation center.
Don’t be hardheaded. When the authorities instruct you to leave, then go. The evacuation center is a much safer place in times of calamities –Philippine Red Cross Secretary General Gwen Pang
By Erika Sauler
A four-story evacuation center complete with kitchen and bathroom facilities was inaugurated Friday in Tondo, Manila.
By DJ Yap
Filipinos are a tough breed. Nowhere was this more evident than in heartwarming scenes that unfolded in New Bataan town in the province of Compostela Valley in the aftermath of Typhoon “Pablo.”
Due to inadequate power in the evacuation area in barangay Tisa, Cebu City, fire victims had to walk about two kilometers to the barangay hall just to get food.
By Maricar Cinco
DISASTER relief needs do not always come in small packages. Volunteers of the Philippine Red Cross came with “surprise” guests—a party clown and a magician—when they visited an evacuation center in Calamba City early this month.
By Jo Martinez-Clemente
With floods being a regular occurrence in their community, residents of Purok 5 and 6 in Barangay Salomague here have developed an efficient system of evacuation whenever floodwater creeps into their homes and farms.
Henry Lazola, 38, a radio broadcaster, arrived at the office of the Cagayan de Oro Press Club wearing muddied rubber boots. He was fuming mad. A month after the floods, the street outside his home in Barangay (village) Carmen is still filled with mud.