Sown by the Storm: How two towns in Cebu recovered after Yolanda

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Foliage crowns the once-bare trees that survived the wrath of the strongest typhoon to have hit the Philippines, as if nothing had happened nearly four years ago. Strong and resilient as these trees, the people of Tuburan and Medellin in Cebu are already back on their feet going about their day, smiling, selling their goods, continue reading : Sown by the Storm: How two towns in Cebu recovered after Yolanda

The Stronger “Link”

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A damaged house in Malawig, Coron, Palawan after the devastation of super typhoon Yolanda. A house that was beaten to the ground by strong winds brought by Yolanda is now starting to take shape as residents prioritize rebuilding their destroyed houses. Clean streets. The island had slowly rebuilt its houses and streets from rubble and continue reading : The Stronger “Link”

New homes, renewed life for ‘Yolanda’ survivors

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For the 306 families from Tacloban City who suffered the brunt of Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ when it struck almost three years ago, having a new home is heaven sent. Since March 29, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), National Housing Authority (NHA), and the local government unit (LGU) of Tacloban City have been moving families from the continue reading : New homes, renewed life for ‘Yolanda’ survivors

More than just roofs over heads, IOM transitional shelters give lasting hope

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It would take a 30-minute drive along a rough and dusty road to reach Barangay  Manuling, a farming village in the municipality of President Roxas, province of Capiz.  Along the way, one passes by tool-carrying sugar workers who would not hesitate to give directions and still manage to smile despite several hours of toil at continue reading : More than just roofs over heads, IOM transitional shelters give lasting hope