IBON Executive Director on weak government calamity response
December 24, 2021
Scrimping on typhoon Odette victims despite having more than enough funds is just being true to form.
“Build Back Better”: Lessons forgotten
November 10, 2020
2020 saw natural calamities hitting the country, from the Taal volcano eruption to the recent typhoons Quinta and Rolly. But is the Philippines equipped to handle natural disasters? Has it learned from Typhoon Yolanda?
Lower disaster budget shows lack of govt priority
January 15, 2020
Despite the country being disaster-prone, the administration has instead decreased calamity funds in the 2020 national budget.
After five years: Build, Build, Build a new adversary of Yolanda survivors
November 8, 2018
by Jolo Lim IBON Features – Typhoon Yolanda was a disaster of epic proportions. It became an even bigger tragedy because of government neglect and corporate opportunism. Five years after the super-typhoon, a new adversary is rising for typhoon survivors that are yet to fully recover. The Duterte administration’s Build, Build, Build program has been […]
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 […]