Video Blog: World Bank Vice President for East Asia & Pacific on his Visit to Tacloban City, the Philippines World Bank Vice President for East Asia & Pacific Axel van Trotsenburg talks…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

Mapping impact on houses in Tacloban In the aftermath of a disaster, lack of information about the affected areas can hamper relief and recovery efforts. Open-source mapping tools provide a much-…

Zuzana Stanton-Geddes |

By 2016, around 12.4 million Filipinos would be unemployed, underemployed, or would have to work or create work for themselves in the low pay informal sector by selling goods like many seen here…

Karl Kendrick Chua |

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Justine Espina-Letargo |

As a resident of Quezon City in Metro Manila, I grew up with typhoons and floods during the monsoon season that normally lasts from June to September. People in cities have learned to live with…

Justine Espina-Letargo |

Climate change is definitely upon us.  You don’t need to have a scientific mind to realize this, as recent natural calamities have shown in the Philippines, which also swept through some parts of…

Lucille L. Sering |

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Ana Silvia Aguilera |

Bananas for export go through rigorous quality inspection. The plantation employs some 2, 000 workers in Maguindanao, Mindanao. “It was a war zone, one of the most dangerous places on earth.”That’…

Dave Llorito |