Guba no more: Resilient homes make for stronger and safer communities

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Guba is a Hiligaynon word used to describe something as either destroyed or damaged. At the time when typhoon Yolanda ravaged the Western Visayan countryside last November 13, 2013, one could say that the thousands of houses unlucky enough to lay on its path were rendered guba. Curiously, there is a village in the municipality continue reading : Guba no more: Resilient homes make for stronger and safer communities

After Yolanda, Batad farmers are now fully prepared for any weather

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When Yolanda crossed Western Visayas on that fateful day of November 8, 2013, the agricultural sector of the municipality of Batad in the province of Iloilo was heavily affected, with hectares upon hectares of corn and rice fields blown away by the typhoon’s massive winds. Indeed, superstorms such as Yolanda can exact a heavy blow continue reading : After Yolanda, Batad farmers are now fully prepared for any weather

AFTER THE STORM: TWO YEARS ON

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A coffee table book titled, AFTER THE STORM: TWO YEARS ON, commemorates the stories of loss, community and disaster resilience from some of the country’s hardest-hit communities. After the Storm: Two Years