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The Pope and Tacloban: Social and economic inclusion of the poor in post-disaster response and humanity’s need to reconcile with Creation

15 January 2015
Barangay Anibong, ciudad de Tacloban en Leyte, Filipinas espera la llegada del Papa Francisco. Foto de: Vincent Go for ABS-CBNnews.com

Pedro Walpole The visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines is a religious and deeply cultural occasion. Though he asked for no images of himself to be posted, the country is adorned with images of a man who inspires love, mercy and peace. The sentiment of the people and the hope he inspires combine...
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Collaborative response in disaster risk reduction

15 January 2014
Las viviendas en las zonas de manglar en la ciudad de Ormoc, Leyte, necesitan una revisión.  El manglar deshojado en el fondo plantea muchas preguntas acerca de la necesidad de una planificación seria sobre uso del suelo. Foto des: P. Walpole

Pedro Walpole, SJ As we enter the next phases of post-disaster response in relation to typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), we are called to ask ourselves what is the commitment and the quality of such commitment as we explore possible collaboration and contributions of Jesuit institutions in post-typhoon rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts. The commitment may occur...
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Peace is not easily found: Tacloban a week after typhoon Yolanda

29 November 2013
Tacloban, Leyte, Filipinas, 16 noviembre, 2013. Foto des: P Walpole

Pedro Walpole, SJ The Tacloban coastline is a sea of flotsam: jumbled wood of various sizes, plywood, foam, refrigerator doors, boxes, cabinet frames, chair backs, bench tops. You can walk for hours watching your step and people as they move around on this trail of debris. By the shore, sometimes there are two-meter coconut...
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