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Its Been a While

Hi guys, its been a while since I posted. Been busy with rearranging my life from the typhoon. We are all safe and sound here thank God. 8 more words

Tacloban

Tacloban (December 16, 2013)

We woke up early to leave for Tacloban. Although there were the usual snafus at locating the right domestic terminal, we finally found it and rushed to get through only to be told that all flights were delayed. 1,436 more words

Philippines

Politics and disaster aid in the Philippines - The Washington Post

The good news is that we find that fund allocations do indeed respond to the location and intensity of typhoons and tropical storms.

However, political ties between members of Congress and local mayors, specifically party and clan ties, are also associated with greater funding for a given municipality.

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Applied Welfare Economics

Eastern Visayas before Typhoon Yolanda

During the aftermath of typhoon Yolanda, Tacloban City and the rest of Eastern Visayas were all over the news, both national and international.  Unfortunately, it seems this region will forever be linked to the biggest storm the world has known. 99 more words

Entertainment

Resilience NEWS

The Hidden Hand Behind ‘Natural’ Disasters

Floods and droughts in many parts of the world are getting ever more frequent and intense. Scientists have long warned that a changing climate is making such weather events more extreme. 532 more words

Pagkatapos ng Hagupit ni Ruby - sisihan at turuan na naman!

Pagkatapos ng Hagupit ni Ruby –

Sisihan at Turuan na naman!

ni Apolinario Villalobos

Hindi na nawala sa kultura ng gobyerno ang magturo at manisi kung may nangyaring kalamidad. 662 more words

Philippines

Disasters and human rights

1. “All people affected by disaster or conflict have a right to receive protection and assistance to ensure the basic conditions for life with dignity…” – The Sphere Handbook… 453 more words

Noynoy Aquino