One Year After Typhoon Yolanda, a Philippines City Rebuilds With Sustainable Transport in Mind
This November 8 will mark the one-year anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda, the devastating storm that claimed at least 6,300 lives and displaced millions more. In Tacloban, one of the hardest-hit areas southeast of Manila, the destruction is still evident: A cement house lies partially submerged in the ocean. Large ships are grounded right next to the main street. Debris fills abandoned shops that have not yet reopened. Permanent housing and general reconstruction are a work in progress, with a long way to go.
Jeepneys stand out among the steady stream of cars and motorbikes on roads in cities like Manila. The World War II-style jeeps are retrofitted to accommodate 14 or so paying passengers, painted with artwork, and stamped with