Category: Typhoon Yolanda

Book: Unrecovered Past, Uncertain Future (Four years after typhoon Yolanda)

March 17, 2018

The book “Four Years After Typhoon Yolanda: Unrecovered Past, Uncertain Future” tackles how Typhoon Yolanda rehabilitation efforts failed due to government neglect and corporate opportunism. Survivors clamor for people-centered disaster response through real change and reforms. Available at the IBON Bookshop

Yolanda rehab tragedy: Bound for a repeat?

November 9, 2017

Four years after Typhoon Yolanda struck the Visayas region, reconstruction and rehabilitation is still not being felt by many of those in disaster-affected communities. This is because the Philippine government’s approach to recovery and rehabilitation and its measurement of success has been based on an erroneous neoliberal framework that prioritizes big business interests over the […]

Eastern Visayas now on fourth year of rehabilitation tragedy–IBON

November 8, 2017

Undelivered outputs, shallow outcomes and increasing vulnerability for typhoon survivors are proving that the Philippine government’s rehabilitation work in Yolanda-stricken areas is a tragedy. IBON said this in a presentation of its assessment of four years of rehabilitation, reconstruction and recovery in the typhoon-ravaged Eastern Visayas. On the fourth-year of super typhoon Yolanda, IBON reported […]

Typhoon Yolanda: Anong Petsa Na? (Media Advisory)

November 8, 2017

ATTENTION: Media practicioners, campaign officers, advocates, researchers, gov’t offices, educators and students M E D I A A D V I S O R Y Typhoon Yolanda: Anong Petsa Na? Assessing rehabilitation, reconstruction and recovery after four years; IBON discloses research findings, environmental and disaster response centers share observations on Yolanda’s year four What: Media […]

Rehab Marawi, but don’t abandon Yolanda–IBON

November 4, 2017

Research group IBON said that while rehabilitation efforts are very much needed in war-ravaged Marawi, the Duterte administration should not consider reconstruction work in Yolanda-stricken areas to be over. Counting down to four years since super-typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit southern Philippines, IBON noted how government’s response remained slow-paced and its policies even counter-productive in the […]

Four years after Yolanda: Better lives for whom?

November 2, 2017

It has been four years since super-typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) struck several provinces in the Eastern Visayas region. After the huge influx of aid, it may be hard to believe but a huge percentage of the survivors still live in temporary shelters, are underserved in terms of social services and public utilities, and are either unemployed […]

Duterte admin’s econ direction troubling, but peace talks may stir change?

January 18, 2017

While the unorthodox Pres. Rodrigo Duterte gained popular support due to its pro-poor pronouncements and promise of change, research group IBON said that the neoliberal economic agenda prevails as  Duterte’s economic managers and other dominant groups push big business-biased/free market-oriented policies over people-centered reforms. Nevertheless, IBON also said that the ongoing peace negotiations between the […]

Food producers poorer, hungry three years after Yolanda

December 10, 2016

  Despite about Php144 billion in funds, the Philippine government has barely delivered on the planned rehabilitation and reconstruction in Yolanda affected areas. The people are more vulnerable, poorer and hungry with uncertain livelihoods and security of tenure.  For most farming communities in Eastern Visayas, production has not recovered. “Many farmers are only able to […]

Use funds to hasten Yolanda rehab, Duterte gov’t urged

November 29, 2016

Research group IBON echoed the call for government to expedite Yolanda rehabilitation as the typhoon survivors trooped to Manila to air their grievances. Government should make use of the billions of pesos in relief funds and resources to help millions of survivors who have for three years now been struggling to recover their homes and […]