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 […]

By Maria Christine Sia-Posas Advancing a key component of urban disaster risk reduction program, Catholic Relief Services/Philippines presented and discussed the proposed project framework for Solid Waste Management-based Sustainable Livelihood (SWM-SL) for urban poor as means for reducing solid waste accumulation in barangays in a hope to lower flood risks in Metro Manila. Aside from the […]

This publication contains inclusive updates on activities and accomplishments of Adaptive Community Transformation project currently implemented by CRS in Northern Samar. act-project-updates-october-2016

by Lucille Isnani/CRS Staff. Catholic Relief Services’ Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Program officially launched the WASH Governance in Mindanao Project in the municipality of Datu Montawal, Maguindanao Province last October 11, 2016. The project is in partnership with local NGO, Integrated Mindanaons Association of the Natives (IMAN) Inc. who has been a long-standing partner […]

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, […]

By Elvie Anipew A new howler siren in Barangay San Andres, Cainta, Rizal, Philippines is providing a big boost in strengthening the early warning system (EWS) of the community.  With funding from the United States Agency for International Development/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), the newly installed howler siren will benefit 47,200 individuals most of […]

Story by LinkSFarM team/CRS. Valderrama, a province in Antique, Western Visayas, Philippines, is a rice-peanut growing municipality and their farmers have long depended on traders who can finance their farm production and buy their harvests. But in 2005, this gradually changed when Catholic Relief Services (CRS) project of Linking Smallholder Farmers to Market or LinkSFarM […]