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During the visit of ECHO representatives to Maguindanao project areas
September 30, 2015
(Photo credits: Rosa May Maitem / ACF)
 
Showing their commitment to support those affected by small disasters and forgotten crises, the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) and a consortium of international non-government organizations (NGOs) will continue working to help internally displaced people in Maguindanao.
Tandag Sports Complex
September 29, 2015

Who is exploiting the lumad?” asks Solita Collas-Monsod, former economics professor and former Director General of the National Economic Development Authority, in her recent opinion piece.

At the end of the day, any over-simplification of their situation does not contribute to creating the necessary conditions for the safe return of the lumad IDPs to their community. They deserve better.
IDP noun - term by humanitarian workers
September 16, 2015
There are now around 3,000 lumads from 5 municipalities in Surigao del Sur staying at the Tandag City Sports Complex. Fearing for their lives, they have fled their homes and farms. This is actually just another incident in a long line of displacements across Mindanao.
 
We may have heard humanitarian workers and agencies refer to lumad evacuees as IDPs or internally displaced peoples. But what are IDPs really?
Gabay sa Pagsasagawa ng Community Drill Teaser #1
July 10, 2015
Para sa bagyo man o lindol, ang community drill ay mahalaga sa kahandaan. Kailangang balikan ang contingency plan para maging matagumpay ang drill. Ang barangay mo ba ay may contingency plan?
 
Church prepares for earthquake, tsunami
July 3, 2015
(This report was first published online by VERA Files on 27 June 2015. Original version is available in this link.)
 
By YVETTE B. MORALES
 
With the threat of tsunami from the Manila Trench and the anticipated 7.2 magnitude earthquake of the West Valley Fault, the Redemptorists of Baclaran have decided to be more proactive instead of reactive in disaster management.
 
As a first step, the National Shrine of the Mother of Perpetual Help conducted Friday a disaster preparedness forum for devotees in partnership with the nongovernmental Assistance and Cooperation for Community Resilience and Development (ACCORD).
Baclaran Church readies devotees for earthquake
July 2, 2015
(This report was first published online by Philstar.com on 29 June 2015. Original version is available in this link.)
 
 
MANILA, Philippines — The Redemptorists of Baclaran on Friday held a forum on earthquake preparedness to ensure safety of thousands of devotees and the church's surrounding communities.
The forum "Talakayan: Valley Fault System" was organized in partnership with non-government organization Assistance and Cooperation for Community Resilience and Development (ACCORD).
Baclaran devotees urged to prepare for strong quake
July 2, 2015
(This report was first published online by Rappler on 27 June 2015. Original version is available in this link.)
 
MANILA, Philippines – What do you do if a magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes Metro Manila on a weekend, when you, like most people, are out in malls or even churches?
 
This is the question devotees in Baclaran church had in mind when they attended the "Talakayan: Valley Fault System" forum organized by Assistance and Cooperation for Community Resilience (ACCORD) and Redemptorists of Baclaran on Friday, June 26.

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