What is ‘social capital’?

In his recent trips to Washington D.C. to attend the World Reconstruction Conference and to New York on personal invitation of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to attend the UN Climate Summit, Tacloban City Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez spoke of the need to rebuild Tacloban’s “social capital” to speed up the recovery of the city and…

Private donors pledge housing projects for ‘Yolanda’ Survivors

TACLOBAN CITY — About 6,556 houses and community facilities have been pledged by six private donors for the City’s ‘Yolanda’ survivors, City Administrator Tecson John Lim said beneficiaries of the proposed housing project will be displaced families from coastal areas of the City. The following donors have pledged permanent housing projects: Philippine Red Cross – 5,000 houses…

Job hopefuls crowd DOLE, POEA Jobs fair

TACLOBAN CITY — Scores of job hopefuls — many of whom were displaced by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” trooped to the Leyte  Normal University (LNU) Gymnasium for the Jobs Fair sponsored by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the City Government of Tacloban, January 22, 2014. Thirty two…

Volunteering In Tacloban City

Tacloban City has been getting a lot of volunteers from the Philippines and all around the world. Volunteers have helped with medical missions and relief distribution, repairing and rebuilding homes, providing livelihood, providing entertainment, and just giving support in every way they can. Of course, it has been a struggle for some of the volunteers,…