Waquin Corregidor, pedicab driver, hero: Eight years after Haiyan

2021-11-11T15:43:47+08:0011 Nov 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Intro text by Maria Golda Hilario Story as narrated by Waquin Corregidor Editor’s Note: The transcript features an interview conducted by ICSC’s RE-Charge Pilipinas team with Waquin Corregidor, an emergency responder from Palo, Leyte, narrating his story from 8 years ago when super typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) hit their hometown. The COVID-19 pandemic [...]

Powering Tacloban City’s quake drill with solar energy

2019-03-09T11:52:16+08:0022 Jun 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

by Arturo Tahup Tacloban City’s earthquake drill yesterday (21 June 2018) was powered by the sun, thanks to a team of humanitarian responders with portable solar-powered equipment. Two radio base stations used during the drill were powered by a TekPak, a portable solar suitcase developed by the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), and a [...]