Disaster Relief

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 …

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Call for Donations to Assist in the Relief Efforts in the aftermath of Two Super Typhoons

Let’s not forget those who have lost much and are now in need Your donation can make a difference during this holiday season. The US-Philippines Society and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation are calling for support in providing assistance to storm victims in the Bicol region, which was struck by …

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Disaster Resiliency Program in Aklan, Philippines

Training and demonstration of Fiber Production Process from Leaf to Finish Product  Weaving to Transform, Uplift Livelihood, and Preserve Culture On 30 June, the US-Philippines Society and Philippine Disaster Resiliency Foundation (PDRF) staff visited members of the Aklan Pina Mantra, an association of mostly women-owned small enterprise producers of the …

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BDO Foundation, US-PHL Society Fund Leyte Health Center Rehab

BDO Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank, has rehabilitated Pastrana Rural Health Unit in Leyte in partnership with US-Philippines Society. The project was in keeping with its rehabilitation and reconstruction intervention in provinces devastated by Typhoon Yolanda, The renovated health center was officially inaugurated and turned over …

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Disaster Resiliency Programs in Aklan: Memorandum of Agreement Signed

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – On January 27, US-Philippines Society and Philippine Disaster Resiliency Foundation (PDRF), a leading private sector coordinator in disaster management, signed a Memorandum of Agreement to launch the project  Weaving to Transform, Uplift Livelihood, and Preserve Culture in Aklan, PH. The project is funded from donations received at the …

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Haiyan Anniversary Reflection Forum Recounts Recovery Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Philippine Economic Development Authority’s Deputy Director General Margarita R. Songco, was guest speaker at a forum to mark the Second Anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan on November 6.  The event was sponsored by the US-Philippines Society, Philippine Embassy and the Philippine Humanitarian Coalition (PHC), an alliance of Filipino …

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Turnover Ceremony of Main Building, San Jose Central Elementary School

TACLOBAN, PHILIPPINES – On behalf of US-Philippines Society, Director Henry Howard attended turnover ceremony of the restored main building of San Jose Central Elementary School on August 19 with  Principal Monina E. Garbino. San Jose is the largest central school in Tacloban with 90 teaching staff. The school building was restored …

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Reception

Ambassador Jose Cuisia, Jr. hosts a reception at the Embassy on July 2, 2014 for those who contributed to the success of the benefit concert, co-sponsored by the US-Philippines Society. Present were representatives from the Philippine Humanitarian Coalition, the Noveau production team headed by Robert Pullen, and the US-Philippines Society …

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New Approaches for Building Resiliency in the Philippines after Haiyan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 23, the US-Philippines Society and the Embassy of the Philippines in a first time collaboration with the American Institute of Architects-Washington DC Chapter hosted a special event on the occasion of DC ARCHITECTURE WEEK. Prominent Chicago-based Filipina architect, Ms. Lira Luis, led the panel of …

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Pandan Central School in Antique gets a new school building from BDO Foundation and US-Philippines Society

PANDAN, ANTIQUE – On March 25, BDO Foundation and US-Philippines Society jointly inaugurated a new four-classroom two-storey building and turned it over to school officials, teachers and students of Pandan Central School in Antique.  This school suffered major damage when typhoon Yolanda barreled the eastern Visayan seaboard.  This initiative became …

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