Disaster ReliefFeatured Stories

Emergency Relief Operations to Assist Zamboanga Fire Victims

Over 264 houses were engulfed by fire affecting 281 families consisting of 1,175 individuals in Barangay Recodo, Zamboanga City on Thursday morning, September 22, 2022 (PH time). Affected families had little to nothing of their personal belongings after the fire ravaged their homes made of light materials to ashes. In …

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Food Packs for a Small Southern Mindanao Village Striving for Peace

Villages in Patikul, a 3rd class municipality, in Sulu, Southern Mindanao, experienced displacement and stagnation due to decades of fighting. “Sulu province was left behind in many development aspects such as healthcare services, community and infrastructure projects, housing development, education and poverty.” observed Project Coordinator Adzhar J. Madjid, for Banglapines …

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Broad-based Partnerships to Combat Climate Change in the Philippines

Washington DC – The US-Philippines Society co-hosted a February 2 virtual forum featuring expert panelists USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Craig Hart, National Resilience Council President Ma. Antonia Yulo Loyzaga, and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation President Rene Meily. Philippine Ambassador to the U.S. Jose Manuel Romualdez gave introductory remarks. Panelists …

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Disaster ReliefPast Events

Feb 2: Climate Change in the Philippines

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 9:00 am – 10:15 am (ET) Washington DC 10:00 pm – 11:15 pm (PHT) Philippines Climate Change in the Philippines a Virtual Forum via Zoom Climate change effects are felt locally in the Philippines, regionally in Southeast Asia, and, of course, globally. These effects are not …

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Families in Leyte welcome Relief Food Packs

Thanks for your Support! Families in Pastrana Leyte welcome Christmas Food Packs A day before Christmas, families in one community in Leyte were recipients of relief food packs. When typhoon Odette made landfall in the Visayas region on December 16, the community spent two days in the evacuation center. Electricity …

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Appeal for Donations to Assist Communities Affected by Typhoon Odette in the Philippines

HOW YOU CAN ASSIST TYPHOON RECOVERY We ask that you consider making a donation in support of relief operations by local partner organizations through the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, Philippines’ leading private sector coordinator for disaster relief, in regions affected by typhoon Odette/Rai. As you have seen in news reports, …

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Disaster ReliefFeatured StoriesMarawi Update

With US-Philippines Society’s support, PDRF, other partners install new water system in Marawi

Marawi, Philippines – The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), in partnership with the US-Philippines Society, Metrobank, Metro Pacific Water, PLDT, and United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat), began installing 109 rainwater catchments in Hadiya Village, Marawi City last October 19, providing clean water to the community. The installation and …

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Thanks for your Support! Southern PH Coastal Village Receive Food Packs

Thank you Donors and Members On July 11, 2021, the US-Philippines Society with assistance from Banglapines International and implementing partner organizations in Region IX distributed 150 food packs for the coastal families in Layag-Layag Village, Zamboanga. Each household received a bag of rice, Silver Swan seasoning sauce, sugar, noodles, ketchup, …

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Disaster ReliefFeatured StoriesMarawi Update

Barangay Sagonsongan Transitory Shelter Rural Health Center in Marawi

Amid the pandemic, the Barangay Sagonsongan Rural Health Center (RHC) serves the surrounding communities in various ways in support of the City Health Office Health promotion, information, education and communication programs including medical missions on site.  From 2018-2020, the US-Philippines Society in partnership with Project Handclasp Foundation and the Philippine …

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Feeding Program for School Children in the BARMM

Basilan, Philippines – Henry B. Howard, founding board member of the US- Philippines Society and sponsor of the poorest of the poor 150 undergraduate student Howard scholarship program at Xavier Ateneo De Cagayan, has established a breakfast program for 50 students daily at the BAAS Public Elementary School in Lamitan, …

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