By Reine Kathryn Rala (CRS) and Christopher Quiza (CCFI) Typhoon Nona brought significant damage in Northern Samar communities affecting around 200,000 people in mid-December of 2015. Situated on the front line of Pacific storms, the province of Northern Samar in the Philippines is annually threatened by typhoons and has been hit by at least one destructive […]

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 […]

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, […]