Yolanda Year One

This special report, a five-part series produced by Sun.Star Cebu, starts November 7, 2014. Click on the links below to read more about this report.

TACLOBAN. Typhoon Yolanda survivors in Tacloban City had to use the riprap to cross the street, as debris were all over the place even two days after the typhoon. (Photo by Gerwin Babon/Sunnex)

POSTED-sunstar-cebu-2014-11-07PART 1 of 5: Housing after Yolanda – Shelter up, slowly

A YEAR after super typhoon Yolanda, the path to recovery in most of the 16 affected areas in northern Cebu is still a long, bumpy road ahead.

Thousands of families remain compromised; they live in tents and within the 40-meter no-dwell zones, exposing them to risks brought about by severe weather.


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POSTED-sunstar-cebu-2014-11-08PART 2 of 5: Learning Yolanda’s lessons – Cebu ‘isn’t ready’

CEBU is not yet fully ready for another super storm like Yolanda, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (PDRRM) head Baltazar Tribunalo admitted.

But he is confident that one year after Yolanda struck northern towns in the province, the Cebuanos’ readiness is improving.




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POSTED-sunstar-cebu-2014-11-09PART 3 of 5: Bantayan Updates – ‘All resorts open’

In the activity hall of a beach resort in Sta. Fe, a local tourism official asked resort owners and managers to submit reports on the number of tourists they accommodated from January to September this year.

“We have been lenient for three years,” said Melanie Loyao, the town’s tourism officer. “We need your cooperation now.”




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POSTED-sunstar-cebu-2014-11-10Part 4 of 5: What Yolanda did to schools — P960M for schools

ASIDE from the problems that bug government projects, the construction and repair of classrooms in northern Cebu that typhoon Yolanda destroyed or damaged faced another challenge.

A quake and a super typhoon, occurring one after the other, raised the need for climate-resilient classrooms.

But Victor Yntig, Department of Education (DepEd) Central Visayas physical facilities coordinator, said designing classrooms that are typhoon- and earthquake-resilient has not been easy.


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POSTED-sunstar-cebu-2014-11-11Part 5 of 5: Yolanda’s toll on livelihood — Storm ‘stole’ P2.8B

Flattened sugarcane plantations, damaged beach resorts, collapsed poultry farms, livestock turned into carcasses.

Such was the damage caused by typhoon Yolanda in northern Cebu, disrupting the people’s livelihood and businesses for months.

When Yolanda made landfall on November 8 last year, the livelihood and employment sectors suffered the biggest damage in the province at P2.79 billion, according to the Cebu Province Rehabilitation, Recovery and Development Plan.



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2 thoughts on “Yolanda Year One

  1. Lots of statistics and millions of pesos in this article but no mention of how many of the 250,000 people made homeless are now re-housed?

  2. It’s sad to see the disaster even one year later. It’s so much left to do. But this is yust the Samar-Leyte areas. We, Arkipelagen Aid and SwePhil Projects have just been at the North of Dinagat Island, and still there are a lot do do even there like at Babagnan, Roxas, San Roque, and at Sinapyahan there is still one cottage missing. At Surigao Del Sur there is as well a lot to do after the resent rains.
    good the rebuilding works I can read about, is constructed in a more robust way.
    Yolanda is not the only Typhoon affected the peopel. The population at Tubajon are not feeling safe as well as the people at the Tago after the reasent rains. where we are active we need help with fincing our different plans of new Projects. Hopfully there will be some safe shelter and emergensy lights in future.

    You might find some more information on FB and arkipelgenaid@facebook.com .

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