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Beneficiaries perceive brighter future in Habitat for Humanity villages

BY: VENUS L. GARCIA

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 17 (PIA) – The beneficiaries of the Butuan Habitat for Humanity housing projects in Barangays Loyola and Talisay in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur bared in particular that their access to decent shelter gave them the hope to coexist through an improved way of living and by worrying no more the obstacle of dealing housing crisis.

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50 responders finish collapsed structure search and rescue training course

FORT DEL PILAR, BAGUIO CITY, Oct 18. (PIA) – Some 50 city responders and uniformed men are now more capable and knowledgeable in search and rescue skills after completing the 8-day Collapsed Structure Search and Rescue Training Course held in this mountain resort.

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Guv says Benguet people more ready for disaster

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Oct. 19(PIA) -- As the province of Benguet commemorated the fifth anniversary of typhoon Pepeng on October 9, Governor Nestor Fongwan said that the people of Benguet are more prepared for calamity.

Fongwan said that after the Little Kibungan tragedy in barangay Puguis this town, that left at least 70 dead and several families homeless, and the other major disasters that occurred in the province, people in Benguet are now more conscious of their environment during calamities.

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LGU-Tacurong pledges to push WaSH strategies

By: Danilo E. Doguiles

TACURONG CITY, Sultan Kudarat, Oct 20 (PIA) -- The city government here has vowed to instutionalize the WaSH strategies of the United Nations Children’s Fund and promote the advocacy of the Single Drop for Safe Water (SDSW).

WaSH, which stands for water, sanitation and hygiene, is a strategy of UNICEF which aims to mobilize community leaders and members to ensure that problems on water sanitation and hygiene are not left on sidelines.

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Valenzuela’s Liveable City Plan among PHL’s best

VALENZUELA CITY, 21 OCT. (PIA)--Valenzuela City Government’s design proposal for a liveable and disaster resilient city has been judged second best at the government/evacuation center category of the Liveable Cities Design Challenge (LCDC) at the PICC in Pasay, Oct. 15, 2014.

LCDC panel of judges highlighted the “Tayo Na Valenzuela! The Comprehensive Disaster Preparedness Plan”for its “systematic and comprehensive design in addressing the city’s disaster vulnerability, and for the efficient execution of disaster plans, coupled with effective governance.”