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CRS conducts community-wide typhoon drill in Barangay Malvar

by Aiko Jane Osa The DRR project, StReAMS (Sustainable and Resilient Actions in Managing Shocks), provided support to 18 barangays in Eastern Samar in building their capacity to effectively manage and reduce risks of natural disasters. As a culmination of the DRR intervention, typhoon drills were conducted in the covered barangays to test their Contingency […]

CRS Pioneers Community Clean-up through collaborative solid waste management and door-to-door waste collection in BASECO

By Jove L. Benosa, CRS Deputy Program Manager Unruly and cramped settlements, uncollected garbage in every corner, stray animals, crawling and flying insects feeding on mounds of mixed wastes.  Such scenario greets outsiders as they enter Brgy. Baseco (Barangay 649, Zone 68), a 54-hectare river delta found at the mouth of Pasig River and Manila […]

Empowering Communities Through Livelihoods: The inspiring story of RAMS Native Chicken Raisers

Written by Aiko Jane Osa  In Eastern Samar, a women’s group called RAMS or Rizal, Alang-Alang, Sta. Margarita and Sta.Cruz has started their animal feeds retail business using the last cash tranche they have received. Catholic Relief Services (CRS), with funding from Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), Catholic aid agency of England and Wales, […]

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

Eastern Samar Bulletin for June and July 2016

EASTERN SAMAR BULLETIN Vol 2 Issue 8 June 2016

Empowering Women in Urban Philippines through Savings in Times of Crisis

Janet Bargo is one of the informal settlers in Metro Manila’s biggest slum areas, Baseco. She never learned how to save as her income are not even enough for their daily expenses. Most of the time, she borrowed money from loan sharks just to make ends meet. Little did she know that when she decided […]

Eastern Samar Weekly Bulletin for May

SAMAR BULLETIN Vol 2 Issue 7 April 8-28 2016