Category drr

Finding Voices Making Decisions, the Anibong Resettlement Journey

written by Alma Petilla, Community Facilitator/CRS. It is easy to give away shelters, but to create homes out of the shelter is a different matter. The Anibong community is a people limited in access to basic services, limited in opportunities, and largely wanting in confidence to deal with a formalized environment, and not to mention […]

CRS Northern Samar releases updates and highlights for September accomplishments

CRS Catarman is CRS’ new office in Northern Samar for the typhoon Nona response and recovery. Funded by the US Agency for International Development, CRS is promoting disaster risk reduction, savings and livelihood in Northern Samar. This maiden issue highlights our accomplishments for the month of September 2016. crs-catarman-september-updates

CRS promotes solidarity

Barangay development planning has been this meaningful when Catholic Relief Services’ solidarity projects have been decided through the participation of representatives of various sectors coming from the Barangay Local Government unit (BLGU), non-government organizations, women, elderly, youth and Indigenous Peoples (IPs). The solidarity projects are part of the Barangay Development Planning process which is a […]

CRS organizes tabletop drill in Leyte

By Henry James G. Roca, PREP DRR Field Assistant TANAUAN, LEYTE—Eleven Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committees (BDRRMC) participated in a tabletop simulation and drill exercise organized by the Planning for Resilience and Effective Preparedness (PREP) Project of Catholic Relief Services at the Tanauan Civic Center last August 27, 2016.  Considered as a dry-run […]

Empowering Persons with Disabilities in DRR

written by Karen Dapunan, PREP Barangay Sacme is one of the most vulnerable barangays in Tanauan Leyte because of its location in a low-land and flood-prone area. On average, residents in Barangay Sacme experience 3-5 typhoons a year and flooding typically occurs after 5-6 hours of continuous heavy rainfall. The most devastating typhoon in recent […]

CRS leads community drills in Compostela Valley for disaster preparedness

In northern Mindanao in the Philippines, two storms in two years seem impossible. Particularly knowing that for more than 50 years, residents have never experienced a typhoon. In fact, in just two consecutive years, northern Mindanao was hit by two deadly typhoons. Typhoon Washi claimed more than 1,200 lives and Typhoon Bopha left at least […]

CRS distributes Emergency Preparedness Equipment to partner communities in Compostela Valley

CRS, through Project Andam, continues to distribute Emergency Preparedness materials and equipment to partner communities in Compostela Valley as part of the small grant facility of the project. The provision of small grant to each of the partner communities started in July 2015. Partner communities can request disaster risk reduction related projects that will support […]