Much has been said about how local and national government have responded to the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in the Philippines. But as far as an international disaster expert is concerned, the recovery has been relatively "quick."
ASEAN Youth Summit Delegates have donated funds to support rehabilitation efforts in the areas ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda.
The Philippines improved its score and ranking in the Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index 2013 which ranked 177 countries from 'highly corrupt' to 'very clean.'
Philippine growth eased in the third quarter, but it was still at the high end of the government's full-year target and one of the fastest in the region, the government announced Thursday, November 28.
He has seen the many faces of death and destruction—in the genocide in Rwanda, in the wars in Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and Liberia, and in the havoc caused by Hurricane “Katrina” in Louisiana.
But for a man who has seen it all, the aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” is “worse than even the worst.”
The Philippines’ Sustainable Energy Finance Program which is designed to extend financial assistance for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for small and medium businesses in the Philippines was chosen as one of the 17 inspiring projects worldwide by the United Nations.
President Benigno S. Aquino III vowed to ensure transparency on foreign assistance that the country continued to receive from different countries and international organizations for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
The Philippines remains a safe and fun destination for all tourists. Both domestic and international transport in the Philippines remain available and continue to be operational.
Last Friday (08 November), Typhoon Yolanda ravaged a large part of the Visayas region. It was one of the strongest typhoons in this country’s history, if not the world’s. We thank the experts from PAGASA, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Phivolcs, and DOST, who gathered together and gave us the right, detailed, information, which allowed our countrymen to prepare for the coming storm.
This was also the reason for the reports of low casualty counts from the other provinces that were also in the typhoon’s path, such as Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, Negros Occidental, Palawan, Aklan, and Romblon, where their local governments were able to prepare in advance.