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Over a hundred families in Tacloban get houses

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Building homes of hope and resilience There is hope even in the darkest of times. Almost four years after the tragic Super Typhoon Yolanda, the people of Tacloban City have opened new chapters in their lives. Exhibiting the resiliency of the Filipino spirit, they have held on to light and optimism despite chaos and grief. […]

Posted: March 17th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Disaster Resilience Foundation presents high-energy biscuits

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THE Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), the country’s major private sector coordinator in disaster management, presented “The Care Package” high-energy biscuits (HEBs) during a simple ceremony at the Shell House Building in Makati City recently. The PDRF said the nutrition-packed HEBs will be prepositioned as food packages for donation in calamity-stricken communities to effectively address […]

Posted: December 6th, 2016 in Community | Read More »

LGUs told: Set up early warning system

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LOCAL governments in Cebu should set up a reliable early warning system to better prepare their constituents in dealing with natural calamities, the regional Department of Science and Technology (DOST-7) said yesterday. In yesterday’s Kapihan sa PIA (Philippine Information Agency) forum, DOST Regional Director Edilberto Paradela said they have more than 100 sensors in the […]

Posted: September 28th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Welcoming strangers

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“Modawat gyud mi bisag kinsa, bahala na ug maghuot mi diri, mag sardinas basta kahibaw mi nga safety sila,” (We will accept anyone even if  if we’re packed here like sardines, for as long as we’re all safe).” Daanbantayan resident Vina Caliza said this in explaining  why she  and her American husband,  Norman Hendrickson, gave […]

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Opinion | Read More »

French-style, disaster-proof village to rise in Daanbantayan

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Over a hundred families in barangay Paypay in Daanbantayan town will soon be going home to houses that are rated to withstand intensity 8 earthquakes and 275 kph winds. The construction of a disaster-proof community was formally kicked off  Friday at the 1.3-hectare resettlement site donated by Elaine Corro, sister of Daanbantayan Mayor Augusto Corro. […]

Posted: May 19th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Globe to storm-proof network

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Globe Telecom will acquire additional  generating sets to power their cell sites in order to improve the network’s resiliency after supertyphoon Yolanda. Ernest Cu, president and CEO of Globe Telecom, said  they are   finding ways to “restore service faster” and improve their fiber optic infrastructure. “As we rebuild , these facilities will go underground,” he […]

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Enterprise | Read More »