Rebuilding Resilient Communities after a Natural Disaster
TACLOBAN, PHILIPPINES – The February 24 visit to Tacloban capped a three-year effort by the US-Philippines Society in partnership with the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF), led by Directors M.V. Pangilinan and Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, to assist victims of Typhoon Haiyan through programs to rebuild schools and housing and to restore livelihoods.
Society Honorary Co-Chair Hank Greenberg has been a major donor to recovery programs, reflecting his longstanding support for building human capacity, promoting development and expanding business opportunities in the Philippines
According to Amb. Maisto, “The comprehensive week-long program has equipped the Society to structure 2017 program planning in a way that reflects modern Philippine realities and opportunities.”