Disaster ReliefFeatured StoriesMarawi Update

US-Philippines Society and Partners to Equip a New Health Facility in Marawi

Washington, D.C. – In early August, the US-Philippines Society, the Project Handclasp Foundation, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation and Makati Medical Center Foundation signed a memorandum of agreement to provide health services and educational support to children of families displaced during the 2017 five-month Marawi Siege. This private sector initiative, “Children …

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Cultural and EducationalDisaster Relief

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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Featured StoriesMarawi Update

Marawi Update 09/07: Medical Team Provides Assistance To 1,200 Evacuees

ILIGAN CITY, PHILIPPINES – Over three days in early August, 1,200 Marawi evacuees were evaluated and treated by a team of 60 medical staff of the Makati Medical Center and logistics support volunteers at Iligan’s Adventist Medical Center. Doctors also performed surgery on needy patients at a government-run city hospital caring …

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Featured StoriesMarawi Update

Marawi Update 07/06: The Marawi Conflict has displaced hundreds thousands of people

Government forces continue their drive against remaining pockets of Maute-led terrorist groups holding out in Marawi City. Concern for hostages held by the militants has dictated a measured response by the AFP. According to a July 3 statement by the Joint Task Force Marawi, government troops gained control of Dansalan …

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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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Philippine News

Cebu Daily News: Over a hundred families in Tacloban get houses

Reprint from Inquirer.net  By: PR @cebudailynews 09:28 PM March 17th, 2017 One of the eco-friendly houses that were turned over to the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City. PDRF PhotoBuilding homes of hope and resilience There is hope even in the darkest of times. Almost four years after the …

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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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Disaster ReliefPast Events

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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Disaster Relief

Assistance Flowing for Typhoon Recovery “After the Storm”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The June 15 Kennedy Center Benefit Concert netted more than $350,000 to support post-Typhoon Haiyan recovery in the central Philippines. The concert, inspired by Ambassador and Mrs. Jose Cuisia and presented by the US-Philippines Society in cooperation with the Philippine Humanitarian Coalition (PHC), succeeded in drawing attention …

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