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Filipino Worldview – By Roberto R. Romulo: Huge step towards disaster resilience

The Philippine Star August 3, 2018 President Duterte’s earnest call for Congress to pass a law creating a Department of Disaster Resilience during his 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) is hopefully the start of a serious effort to address our country’s inadequate disaster management capabilities. The President had …

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Challenges to Recovery in Marawi City A Year after the Siege

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The US-Philippines Society and the Asia Foundation hosted a forum to assess the pace of recovery, the political and security environment, and status of displaced persons following the 5-month Marawi siege that began on May 23, 2017 at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington D.C. on June …

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Science, Technology and Innovation in Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience-Building in the Philippines

Washington, D.C. – At a lecture presentation, Dr. Renato Solidum, Undersecretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, presented the national government’s contingency plan that harnesses collaborative, science-based and innovative initiatives to enhance Philippine resilience to disasters. Representatives from USAID, the …

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June 4: A Forum on Marawi Siege One-Year Later

Monday, June 4, 2018 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Venue The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036 Please join us in a forum to assess the pace of recovery, the political and security environment, and status of displaced persons following the 5-month Marawi siege …

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Marawi City Rebuilding Gets Support from US-Philippines Society

Makati City and Marawi City, Philippines – Focus on the aftermath of the Marawi siege included a presentation for directors in Manila on February 19 and a follow-on visit to Marawi City by Society members on February 21. The Manila session featured Marawi Task Force Undersecretary Falconi Millar, Lanao del …

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Joint Statement between the United States of America and the Republic of the Philippines

The White House Office of the Press Secretary November 13, 2017 U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met in Manila, Philippines on November 13, 2017, to discuss a broad range of shared interests and priorities. Both leaders praised the enduring United States-Philippines Alliance, built on a …

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Perspectives on the Marawi Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C.- A November 3 Roundtable Seminar on the Marawi Crisis addressed factors leading to initial militant success, cited additional examples of recent ISIS-inspired activities in the southern Philippines, parallels with ISIS operations in the Middle East, and the daunting economic, psycho-social, and security challenges ahead. Aleem Siddiqui Guiapal, Executive …

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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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