Stories

Aid not alms

A picture of children and women begging at the roadside calls not for despair but for more aggressive and urgent help from the government, aid organizations, concerned citizens, and the people in general. Clearly, a lot still has to be…
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DRR pays off

“Not a single house was damaged because we prepared for the typhoon,” Romie Otacan, Barangay Captain of La Flora, Talacogon, Agusan del Sur proudly reported during the Tropical Storm Bopha (TS Bopha, locally known as Pablo) joint assessment made by…
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Most significant change

During the handover activities of the ASCEND Project, stories were plentiful of important lessons learnt, and of changes of great consequence. Talk about the end of the project, about exit strategies and responsible handover started as early as the inception…
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The houses that ob-obbo built

In Bontoc and other parts of Mountain Province, the spirit of community cooperation still prevails. Community members work together in planting or harvesting in one’s ricefield, moving to another member’s ricefield the next day, until all the ob-obbo members’ ricefields…
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The Calabanga Experience

Mainstreaming DRR-CCA into local governance is good governance “The sweetest reward is a resilient community.” This is how Mayor Evelyn Yu summarized her experience working with CARE and partners. She is the municipal mayor of Calabanga in Camarines Sur, a…
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