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Philippines after Ruby: "Please Help Us!"

Philippines after Ruby: "Please Help Us!"

Dec 17, 2014

17 December 2014 - Coming into the municipality of Dolores you read the words: “PLEASE HELP US”...

Post-typhoon housing in Ugiao, Jaro

Post-typhoon housing in Ugiao, Jaro

Nov 26, 2014

26 November 2014 - To help vulnerable families after typhoon Haiyan, ACT member Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe built 58 permanent shelters in Jaro, Leyte, one of the worst affected areas.

“I just want a house that is safe”

“I just want a house that is safe”

Nov 12, 2014

12 November 2014 - One year after Haiyan, ACT accompanies thousands in commemorating Typhoon Haiyan.

Philippines recovery goes from strength to strength

Philippines recovery goes from strength to strength

Sep 04, 2014

4 September, 2014 - ACT Alliance's recovery programme moves up a gear with the launch of a revised appeal for Typhoon Haiyan survivors that will help meet the needs of nearly 466,000 survivors

Humanitarian hero - Filipino engineer Rizel Mayo

Humanitarian hero - Filipino engineer Rizel Mayo

Aug 18, 2014

18 August, 2014 - Young engineer Rizel Mayo is rebuilding the schools in villages recovering from typhoon Haiyan. And one of the beneficiaries of the new classrooms will be her own daughter. We pay homage to Rizel for World Humanitarian Day, August 19.

“We understand more when we are one with the people”

“We understand more when we are one with the people”

Aug 11, 2014

12 August 2014 - On International Youth Day, we profile Bong Dalisay, a field assistant with ACT member the National Council of Churches of the Philippines

Haiyan survivors join State of the Nation protest march

Haiyan survivors join State of the Nation protest march

Aug 05, 2014

5 August 2014 - Survivors of Haiyan take to the streets to express their dissatisfaction with government disaster response

Volunteer hero in the wake of the typhoon

Volunteer hero in the wake of the typhoon

Jul 14, 2014

14 July, 2014 - Thousands of volunteers came forward immediately after super typhoon Haiyan caused chaos in November last year. Zenaida A. Calzada, 27, was one of them.

Even the sun is different in Tacloban

Even the sun is different in Tacloban

Jul 11, 2014

11 July, 2014 - Tacloban is dejected and disconsolate. As in a criminal place in a bad American film, where even the sun doesn’t shine as brightly as in other places in the Philippines.

Politics undermining the work of NGOs post-Haiyan

Politics undermining the work of NGOs post-Haiyan

Jul 10, 2014

10 July, 2014 - Political disputes are generating further upheaval in the lives of typhoon Haiyan survivors

2.6 million Haiyan survivors still homeless

2.6 million Haiyan survivors still homeless

Jun 30, 2014

30 June, 2014 - Across the path of typhoon Haiyan, survivors are making do with rudimentary housing materials. More resilient structures are needed before the next season of violent weather.

 Breaking new ground in Philippines' recovery

Breaking new ground in Philippines' recovery

Apr 09, 2014

8 April, 2014 - The simple task of turning over new soil represented much more than the first step in a new shelter scheme for typhoon-hit Jinamoc

Yolanda (Haiyan) - the ACT response

Yolanda (Haiyan) - the ACT response

Feb 27, 2014

27 February 2014 - Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, ravaged a wide swath of the Philippines in November 2013. ACT Alliance member agencies and their local partners responded heroically to the humanitarian crisis.

Nduna makes whirlwind tour of typhoon-hit areas

Nduna makes whirlwind tour of typhoon-hit areas

Feb 19, 2014

19 February, 2014 - ACT Alliance head, General Secretary John Nduna, has toured areas of the Philippines recovering from typhoon Haiyan

ACT responds to Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines

ACT responds to Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines

Jan 31, 2014

31 January 2014 - A short video by talented videographer Ville Asikainen from ACT member FinnChurchAid

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About The Philippines
  • GNI per capita: US $980 (World Bank, 2008)
  • Population: 92 million (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: Manila
  • Area: 300,000 sq km (115,831 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Filipino, English (both official)
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 70 years (men), 74 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Philippine peso = 100 centavos
  • Main exports: Electrical machinery, clothing, food and live animals, chemicals, timber products
  • GNI per capita: US $1,890 (World Bank, 2008)