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Pastor Juncar Tabunan (left) and the Rev. Erwyn Maggay (center) receive solar panels with a power bank from April Mercado (far right) as part of the 2016 Typhoon Haima disaster response. Photo courtesy of April Mercado, United Methodist Communications.

Philippines Typhoons: The Church Responds

After devastating typhoons in Oct. 2016, United Methodists offer relief and support. Read the latest news, find resources, donate. More

Filipino clergy hopeful for disaster risk reduction

A United Nations report has identified the Philippines as the country that is the third most at-risk for disaster because of climate change  — after the South Pacific island nations of Vanuatu and Tonga. One of the most vulnerable areas in the Philippines is the Tarlac province in Central Luzon,... Read More

Evacuation preparation takes place in a gymnasium in Isabel Leyte, Philippines, an area of high risk. Photo courtesy of Sharon Aradanas

UPDATE: Typhoon Hagupit batters Philippines

United Methodists provide shelter for evacuees from Typhoon Hagupit, while other churches are underwater from flooding. Read More

Light and Life United Methodist Church in Tacloban City, Philippines, is still housed in a temporary building a year after Typhoon Yolanda destroyed the previous sanctuary. Photo by Iris Terana and Geraldine Ayoste, UMNS

Light and Life Church rises from typhoon wreckage

Recovery from Typhoon Yolanda continues to be a struggle. Read More

Pastor Iris Picardal Terana describes how floodwaters from the 2013 typhoon washed through Light and Life United Methodist Church in Tacloban, Philippines.  A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

Commentary: Is the Philippines ready for an earthquake?

A year after typhoon, disaster preparedness is a high priority in Philippines. Read More

Marchers are walking for 40 days to call attention to how climate change effects on vulnerable countries like the Philippines. They are shown near Basey.

40-day climate walk ends on typhoon anniversary

United Methodists among marchers to Tacloban, Philippines, on Nov. 8, first anniversary of deadly typhoon. Read More

Roger Modesta and his five year old daughter, Lorraine, sit in their new house, made possible through the UMCOR rebuilding project. Their home in Calogcog, a barangay (community) of the Philippine municipality of Tanauan in Leyte Province, was destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Photo by Melissa Hinnen, UMCOR.

New homes for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

Thanks to United Methodists and others who support the Committee on Relief, more than 218 households in Calogcog will receive new residences. Read More

Daily Digest: June 16, 2014

“That is the end of Methodism as we know it." – The Rev. William J. Abraham, professor of Wesley Studies at Perkins School of Theology Read More

Daily Digest: June 13, 2014

“Faith is honoring God and people; faith is also integrity and responsibility. At the end of the story, faith for Joseph is obedience of trust in God.” — K.K. Yeo, New Testament professor at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Read More

Children from Dagami, Leyte, gather around United Methodist Communications team members. Photo by April Grace G. Mercado, United Methodist Communications

Commentary: Relief needs persist after typhoon

Filipinos still face a number of challenges more than six months after Typhoon Haiyan, but United Methodists are helping where they can. Read More

An Inveneo-installed wireless networking dish provides connectivity to a NetHope member non-governmental organization in Tacloban.  Photo courtesy of Inveneo.

Reconnecting the Philippines: Tracking the progress

Since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines Nov. 8, 2013, United Methodist Communications and its partners have been working to help restore communications in the disaster area. Read More

Men remove a motorcycle from storm debris piled up by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Rebuilding houses in the Philippines

After devastating typhoon, many people had “nowhere to go.” The Committee on Relief is helping residents return to permanent homes rather than relocate. Read More

The Rev. David Cosmiano is a United Methodist district superintendent for Eastern Visayas in the Phi

UMCOR’s return to Leyte

On December 5-6, 2013, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) returned to Leyte Province in the Philippines to distribute relief goods among survivors of Typhoon Yolanda, or Haiyan. Read More

2013: Cleaning up after winds, flood

A November typhoon that left part of the Philippines in ruins was reminiscent of the 2004 South Asian tsunami while in the United States, tornado-prone Oklahoma witnessed the nation’s widest tornado on record and Colorado floodwaters cut off mountain towns for days. Read More

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