[Latest report, as of August 2014: Pinakahuling ulat ukol sa rehabilitasyon / Latest rehabilitation updates]

Typhoon Yolanda struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013. It has been called the most powerful storm to make landfall in recorded history. The worst hit provinces were Leyte and Eastern Samar, with a combined population of 2.3 million. These areas experienced sustained winds of 270 kph, gusts of up to 312 kph, and a storm surge as high as 7 meters. Presidential Proclamation No. 682, dated November 11, 2013, declared a state of national calamity, affecting Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, and Palawan.

On December 10, 2013, President Benigno S. Aquino III appointed former Senator Panfilo M. Lacson as Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (PARR), tasked to unify the efforts of government and other agencies involved in rehabilitation and recovery efforts. Read updates from the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery.

As aid from the international community pours in, an information portal for international calamity aid and assistance has been created. Access FAiTH Version 2.0, the Foreign Aid Transparency Hub through www.gov.ph/faith. This enhanced version gives access to the foreign embassies of 64 countries and seven multilateral organizations, allowing them to input or update the amount, or kind, of assistance pledged by their country. Thus, the figures on this version of FAiTH are the official, and most updated figures on aid and assistance. Learn more about FAiTH Version 2.0.

Click the following hyperlinks for a consolidated timeline and FAQs on the government’s immediate response to Typhoon Yolanda. Six months after the Typhoon, the government continues to assist survivors through provision of relief assistance, emergency shelter materials, shelter kits, cash-for-asset, and other social protection services.


DSWD extends P1.2-B worth of Yolanda aid to Tacloban City

Secretary of Social Welfare and Development Corazon Juliano-Soliman said around P1.2-billion worth of goods, services, and ongoing projects continue to be extended to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City.

Aquino admin rolls out P8B more for Yolanda housing

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) will release an additional P8 billion to the National Housing Authority (NHA) for the construction of permanent housing units for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.

Transcript: Q and A of the 2014 FOCAP Presidential Forum

This is a transcription of the Presidential Forum of the Foreign Correspondence Association of the Philippines held at the Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas, Pasig, on October 22, 2014.

Proclamation No. 889, s. 2014

Signed on October 15, 2014: Declaring Saturday, 8 November 2014, as a special (non-working) day in the province of Leyte

Document: Reconstruction Assistance on Yolanda, “Implementation for Results”

The NEDA report, “Implementation for Results,” provides a framework to ensure close alignment between the objectives of the recovery and rehabilitation program of typhoon Yolanda-affected areas, and the Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016.

Mahahalagang punto: Press briefing ni Kalihim Dinky Soliman, ika-15 ng Setyembre 2014

Narito ang mga mahahalagang puntong inihayag ni Kalihim Corazon Juliano-Soliman sa kanyang press briefing noong ika-15 ng Setyembre 2014. Saklaw ng kanyang press briefing ang mga usapin ukol sa Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Progam, ang mga alegasyon ukol sa CCT, mga bagong ulat ukol sa Yolanda, pensyong panlipunan, at iba pa.

Yolanda-hit towns in W. Visayas to receive P31.6M for Cash- for-Work

Eight towns in Panay Island which were heavily ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda last year will receive a total of P31.6 million for the Cash- for- Work (CFW) program implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Field Office VI in partnership with local government units (LGUs).

DSWD: P700-M Yolanda donations disbursed, fully accounted for

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) clarified today that it has already fully disbursed the P779,486,400.15 local and foreign cash donations it has received in December 2013 and that these are fully accounted for.

DSWD receives additional donation for Yolanda survivors

Secretary of Social Welfare and Development Corazon Juliano-Soliman receives the P432,679.22 check donation of the Association of Asian Election Authorities from Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chairman Sixto Brillantes for Typhoon Yolanda survivors.

Transcript: President Aquino’s interview with Bombo Radyo, August 27, 2014

VIDEO: TRANSCRIPT: President Benigno S. Aquino III’s exclusive interview with Bombo Radyo  [Music Room, Malacañan Palace, August 27, 2014] Bombo Elmar Acol: Magandang umaga Luzon, Visayas at Mindanao, maging sa buong mundo, mga kaibigan. Napapanood din tayo live sa ating official website www.bomboradyo.com so makikita niyo diyan ang visuals. At mga kaibigan mula rito sa Palasyo ng Malacañang, ako ang inyong […]