Disaster ReliefWeekly Series

Tenth Anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan: Remembrance, Recovery, and Resilience

Ten years ago the Philippines was struck by Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm to make landfall in recorded history. Haiyan wreaked destruction across a broad swath of the central Visayas, displacing families and severely damaging businesses, ports, infrastructure, agricultural lands, churches and public facilities. More than 6,000 perished and …

Strategic and PoliticalWeekly Series

Weekly Issues | A Guide to the Visiting Forces Agreement: Understanding the Past and Adapting to the Future

June 10, 2020 Featured Contributor Ambassador Thomas C. Hubbard U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines (1996-2000) Founding Director, US-Philippines Society   Question 1: With the Philippine government’s recent announcement on suspension of VFA termination and your close personal association with the VFA’s history, in what ways does the agreement continue to serve the …

Philippine News

Cebu Daily News: Over a hundred families in Tacloban get houses

Reprint from Inquirer.net  By: PR @cebudailynews 09:28 PM March 17th, 2017 One of the eco-friendly houses that were turned over to the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City. PDRF PhotoBuilding homes of hope and resilience There is hope even in the darkest of times. Almost four years after the …