The Philippines

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31 Aug 2016
Since responding to the devastating earthquake in Kashmir in 2005, Community World Service Asia has assumed a leadership role among aid organizations in Asia and has initiated and supported the [...]
Name: Aldrin Lauding,  Barangay Lau 

House destroyed by Haiyan. 

Has partner and two children. 26 years old

Formerly a broom maker, only worked part of the year when broom grass was available. Made 250 pesos a day.

Now building toilets for sanitation beneficiaries. In sanitation and health program funded by Hilton Foundation and now ACT, we are building toilets for hundreds of families. Rather than buy imported bowls at market for 800 pesos, we make them locally for 300. Volunteer health committees train families on better hygiene and sanitation. Mr. Lauding and 6 others now employed to build these cement toilet bowls. They each can make 5 a day, and earn 750 pesos a day.
18 Jan 2016
Aldrin Lauding remembers the day he lost his home to Typhoon Haiyan like it was yesterday. The storm devastated his entire barangay (village) of Lao. Though he and his partner [...]

ACT News

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19 Jul 2016

Recent Yakkum activities on national CBO meeting and rally with focus on No one Left Behind, and National Exhibition during International DRR day with focus on SDGs. Photo: Yakkum   Although the 2030 development agenda, based on 17 goals, were agreed by United Nations in September last year, you can still feel the enthusiasm of […]

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18 May 2016

The Philippines is the fourth most disaster-prone country in the world having 274 disasters in ten years, from 1995 to 2015 . It is a country where extreme events – protracted, recurrent and sudden – can wipe out gains built over years, even decades. “A typhoon can be especially devastating to farmers. Without their harvests, […]

The day after Typhoon Bopha raged through the southern Philippines island of Mindanao, a girl in the village of Maasin wades through a flooded area. The ACT Alliance helped people in this village to recover from the 2011 passage of Typhoon Washi, and thus resist their vulnerability to Typhoon Bopha.
08 Sep 2014

In the aftermath of the November 2013 typhoon that displaced 4 million people, destroyed 1 million homes, and damaged livelihoods across nine provinces in the central Philippines, ACT members overcame many challenges to reach an estimated 1 million survivors in recovery efforts this year. As the strongest typhoon ever to make landfall, Haiyan left behind […]

In the wake of Typhoon Bopha's passage through the southern Philippines island of Mindanao, Armando Guniyon climbs through the rubble of his home, damaged by flood waters, in Cagayan de Oro.
08 Dec 2013

Typhoon Haiyan, considered the world’s deadliest typhoon and one of the most powerful to ever make landfall, tore through the Philippines on the morning of 8 November 2013 with winds of up to 275km an hour. ACT established a coordination centre in Manila, and initiated a massive combined response that has topped US$10m. Haiyan cut […]