- WFP Philippines Country Brief, July 2017
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 7 | August 2017
- Protection Cluster: IDP protection assessment report - Armed Confrontations and Displacement in Marawi, Issue No. 3, 14 Jul 2017
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by Madelline Romero | Jul 24, 2017
In thirty years, the Philippines may become even more dependent on imports of rice, coffee, vegetables, and pork. This is due in part to decreased crop yields because of increased water and heat stress, increased incidence of pests and diseases, and shifts in crop production suitability, as a result of climate change. Not only that – by 2050 climate change and variability is estimated to cost the Philippine economy approximately PhP 26 billion (>USD 500 million) yearly.
Bangsamoro Peace Talks in which IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation also is involved have been finalized with the submission of draft law to the president.
Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has passed draft law that gives autonomy to the west of Mindano island which is located in the south of the country and the islands around Mindano where Muslims predominantly live. IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation deputy president and Independent Monitoring Committee member Huseyin Oruc also participated in the draft law’s submission ceremony.
MANILA, July 24 -- Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III announced that the Land Bank of the Philippines has begun implementing a Japan-funded $40 million (P1.76 billion) project that aims to jumpstart agribusiness investments and raise farmers’ incomes in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and other conflict-affected areas in the southern Philippines.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 24 (PIA) – One Meralco Foundation (OMF) in partnership with the Department of Education and the Cebu-based Coalition for Better Education (CBE) distributed energy education kit at the City Central School in Cagayan de Oro City, July 22.
The current crisis in Marawi prompted OMF to realize the need to distribute these flashcards to internally displaced learners in calamity or war-stricken areas.
LAGUINDINGAN, Misamis Oriental, July 24 -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) through the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance in Disaster Management (AHA Centre) handsover relief items and equipment for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Marawi City and other affected localities.
Undersecretary Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano and DOST-10 Director Alfonso P. Alamban handed to the Emergency Operation Center in Iligan City the ceramic water filter, a DOST developed technology which answers the need for safe and clean drinking water in the country.
Usec.Manzano said the technology, called the Water Purification System Using Ceramic Pot-Type Filter (WPS/CPF), was developed by DOST’s Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI).
With the 60-day martial law in Mindanao ending on July 22 and the lawmakers still mulling on its extension, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) expressed its appreciation to the different leagues of local government units (LGUs) for their continued support to martial law.
DILG Officer-in-Charge Catalino S. Cuy said the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) and the Liga ng mga Barangay issued separate statements manifesting their support to the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao.
Affected People: 160,210 (est.)
Displaced People: 1,300 (est.)
- High rainfall intensity has triggered flooding in the northeast provinces. The flood has inundated 9,940 houses in Ayutthaya and 1,000 rai (160 ha) of farmland in Nakhon Phanom Province.
Voting 261-18, the House of Representatives and the Senate, in a Special Joint Session on Saturday, overwhelmingly approved President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao until December 31, 2017.
The House and the Senate voted separately on Resolution of Both Houses 10 which called for the extension of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus until the end of the year.
A. AFFECTED POPULATION
A total of 4,130 families or 16,052 persons were affected in 27 barangays in the Province of Leyte (Region VIII). Of which, 2,070 families/8,439 persons are being served in 20 evacuation centers. While, 1,954 families/7,426 persons are currently staying outside the ECs with either their family or friends:
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo flew to Negros Island Region (NIR) on Monday this week to lead the distribution of the P5,000 Presidential Financial Assistance (5KPFA) to the survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Sagay City, Negros Occidental who have not received help from the government.
A. AFFECTED POPULATION
- A total of 4,130 families or 16,052 persons were affected in 27 barangays in the Province of Leyte (Region VIII). Of which, 2,070 families/8,439 persons are being served in 20 evacuation centers. While, 1,954 families/7,426 persons are currently staying outside the ECs with either their family or friends:
ILIGAN CITY, July 21 (PIA) -- More than 300 internally displaced persons (IDPs)have already availed of the Medical Assistance Program (MAP) of the Department of Health (DOH) which aims to ensure financial support to patients needing medical services.
As part of the government’s health program, these efforts are purposed to address the health issues of residents displace by Marawi clashes between the terrorist Maute group and the government forces. These recipients are those who needed admission at hospitals.
45,157 DISPLACED PERSONS (9,394 FAMILIES)
7,177 (1,555 FAMILIES) INSIDE EVACUATION CENTERS
37,980 (7,839 FAMILIES) OUTSIDE EVACUATION CENTERS
11 ACTIVE EVACUATION CENTERS
21 HOST BARANGAYS
- 8 WITH ECs
MANILA, July 20 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to strengthen its coordination with other members of the ‘Task Force Bangon Marawi’ to intensify preparations for recovery and rehabilitation of Marawi City, where government forces continue to battle the Maute terror group.
TAGUM CITY, July 20 -- Residents who were displaced by clashes between the government troops and armed militants in Marawi City received relief packs distributed by the Local Government of Tagum as they found refuge here in the city.
A total of 254 Marawi evacuees received the food bundles handed out by the city government in the recently conducted relief-distribution program spearheaded by the Values Enhancement Program Unit (VEPU) at the city’s Cultural Pavilion.
1. Number of Affected Families / Persons
a) To date, 4,130 families or 16,052 persons have been affected in 27 barangays in Region VIII (see Table 1).
b) 20 Evacuation Centers are currently open with 2,070 families or 8,439 persons; while 1,954 families or 7,426 persons are staying outside the ECs with their relatives or friends (see Table 2).1
2. Damaged Houses
To date, there are a total of 3,639 damaged houses in Region VIII; 2,155 of which are partially damaged while 1,484 are totally damaged (see Table 3).