THE STORM AFTER STORM: Protesters gather near the ancestral house of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III to protest government apathy against typhoon survivals on Wednesday at suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila. (AP) – Arab News

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One Billion Rising Activists were front and center at a protest in Manila last Wednesday addressing the inadequate housing provided for homeless survivors of the destructive typhoon that decimated parts of the country last November. In response to the criticism, the government is planning to double the size of each family living space as they move forward in the reconstruction efforts.