Essay Writing Contest

The Essay Writing Contest re Yolanda Survivor Tales has been postponed to next month – December 18, 2014. I. Contest Rules: 1. The person submitting the essay must have experienced himself what he is writing or he can ask someone else to write it for him – “as told to _______ by _______.” 2. Essay…

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…

Romualdez bats for rebuilding
of social capital for disaster resilience

Romualdez bats for rebuilding of social capital for disaster resilience

WASHINGTON D.C. – Tacloban City Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez batted for new, innovative international mechanisms to fund speedier and more effective programs in communities for rebuilding and recovery from disasters wrought by natural disasters such as super-typhoon Yolanda which hit Tacloban and 107 other areas in the country on November 8 last year. Romualdez made…

Romualdez exhorts teachers to teach disaster resilience, climate change adaptation to students

Romualdez exhorts teachers to teach disaster resilience, climate change adaptation to students

Tacloban City Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez exhorted public school teachers from Eastern Visayas attending the World Teacher’s Day celebration in Tacloban City last October 3 to teach their students disaster resilience and climate change adaptation to prepare them for the “new normal” of strong typhoons regularly occurring in our country. Speaking to almost 1,000 teachers…

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Tacloban City thanks its various donors

The following have provided our people with “cash-for-work” in the clearing and cleaning operations, medical and financial assistance, temporary and permanent shelter, sanitation and hygiene kits, food and water. They have also helped us in the retrieval of our loved ones who perished during the disaster, building and rehabilitating our schools, and providing fuel for heavy…