Content about Philippines

December 6, 2013

Like most buildings and structures in the Philippines city of Tacloban, the mall housing Handyman’s -- a Do it Best Corp. member -- suffered significant damage from Typhoon Haiyan in November.

The mall’s roof was partially ripped away and its windows completely destroyed, allowing mud and rain to pour into the shopping center. To make matters worse, the city of Tacloban is still without power, making any efforts to clean up and re-open very difficult. Officials there expect it to take up to six months for the store to re-open in full.

November 19, 2013

Many companies have been organizing drives and fundraisers for victims of Typhoon Haiyan since it touched down in the Philippines, and the home improvement and building materials industry is finding ways to make its own mark on the recovery effort.

Lumber Liquidators is providing tents and aid to affected families via the nonprofit ShelterBox USA. The organization delivers compact kits and emergency supplies to disaster survivors, which include tents, blankets, tools, water purification equipment, stoves, children's activity kits and more.

March 13, 2013

With technology imported from the Philippines, Knoxout paint cleans the air while its on the wall -- so the theory goes.

With technology imported from the Philippines, Knoxout paint cleans the air while its on the wall -- so the theory goes. 

Redwood City, Calif.-based Environmental Imports Inc. signed a deal with Pacific Paint Philippines to distribute Knoxout Air Cleaning Paint in the United States.