Philippines: Floods and Landslides - Feb 2006
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This study focuses on the 2006 landslide tragedy in the Philippines, where an entire community, including its people, its productive assets, and its socio-cultural resources, was totally buried. It reports on the various levels of recovery that have been achieved among the provision of community services and facilities such as health, education, recreation, infrastructure, livelihood opportunities and psychosocial services; and identifies the limitations of the principle of "build back better" as well as those areas of concern in which the principle can best be applied.
By Purple S. Romero
GUINSAUGON, Philippines (AlertNet) - The verdant surroundings of this village make it hard to believe it is a cemetery. In 2006, following 10 days of nonstop rain and a small earthquake, a landslide smothered Guinsaugon’s 300 hectares in mud. Approximately 1,500 people lost their lives.
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The homes of over 15,000 families that were destroyed by typhoons and other natural calamities were rebuilt and repaired in record time under the shelter program of Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) headed by Chairman and CEO, Sen. Richard Gordon.
"Most people can only imagine the almost unspeakable suffering endured by people who have lost their homes in typhoons, mudslides or floods.
Period covered by this Interim Final Report : February 2006 - April 2008
This interim final report will be finalized with the completion of the operation's financial report and notification sent to partners when this is available.
This report covers the period of 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.
Programme summary: The regional office made consistent efforts throughout 2006-2007 to understand the needs of Southeast Asian national societies and provide tailor-made support at country level. It consolidated regional network capacities and partnership relations, both within and outside the Movement, to this end.
Period covered by this Operations Update:
1 July 2007 - 31 January 2008
Appeal target (current): CHF 2.83 million (USD 2.30 million or EUR 1.70 million)
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 186 countries.
Operations Update no.
One hundred and thirty homeless families will begin a new life in the newly finished Red Cross Village, over a year since the Southern Leyte landslides forced them to live with relatives or in evacuation centers.
"We built these houses to bring hope for a new beginning to the hapless victims of the landslides," said Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) chairman Richard J. Gordon during the turnover ceremonies held in Brgy. Magbagacay, St.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES - ADB is assisting the victims of the February 2006 landslide in Southern Leyte province, Philippines, with a $3 million grant from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, financed by the Government of Japan.
The money will be used to rehabilitate and reconstruct key infrastructure facilities in the province of Southern Leyte that were damaged by landslides, including rebuilding roads, upgrading hospitals, and building schools.
The Federation’s vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world’s largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.
Members of the Semiconductors and Electronics Industries in the Philippines, Inc. (SEIPI) visited the homes that it helped build in Barangay Magbagacay, Guinsaugon, Southern Leyte. SEIPI has raised up to PhP 4 million from among its member-corporations for the rebuilding of the communities affected by the mudslide disaster.
Nine members of SEIPI, led by SEIPI president Arthur Tan, who is also the president and COO of Integrated Microelectronics, Inc., arrived at the site at Magbagacay, Guinsaugon, Southern Leyte on November 17, 2006.
Project Number: 40217
The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) donated US$25,000 to the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) to assist the affected families of the massive landslides that hit the village of Guinsaugon in Southern Leyte in early February 2006.
The contribution was used to purchase food supplies for two months to 190 families living in Catmon Evacuation Center.
On February 17, after weeks of incessant monsoon rain, massive landslides struck Guinsaugon burying hundreds of houses and an elementary school packed with students in deep mud.
PATIKUL, Sulu - Various government agencies and non-government organizations teamed up with American medical personnel in distributing relief goods and conducting a medical and dental mission Saturday for the local residents affected by the ongoing military campaign against suspected terrorists in this province.
Aside from receiving relief items, more than 500 residents were treated in the medical mission under the Sulu Evacuee-Aid Mission (SEAM) conducted by volunteer doctors, dentists and nurses at the Kadday Mampallam Elementary School here.
It was the second medical mission …
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by Rebecca Cadavos
MAASIN CITY - The National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) supported the province' rehabilitation plan for an effective local governance, NDCC Executive Officer Glenn J. Rabonza disclosed during his visit here last Friday, September 8 at the provincial capitol.
Rabonza revealed that NDCC will refer to the master plan developed by the Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) and will probably replicate the same in the provinces of Guimaras and Albay, where another calamity hit their areas,
Rabonza further commended the PDCC through its Chair Gov.
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Manila_(dpa) _ Seven people were
killed and one was missing and feared dead in landslides and floods in
the monsoon-hit southern Philippines, officials said Thursday.
Six of the fatalities came on Tuesday when the victims were buried by a landslide in Sarangani town in Davao del Sur province, 1,155 kilometres south of Manila, Mayor Jerry Cawa said.
Location: Three sites: (1) Liloan; (2) Magbagacay, St. Bernard; (3) San Francisco
These projects were undertaken in response to the mudslides that affected various parts of Southern Leyte in February 2006. These destroyed homes and infrastructure, and, in the village of Guinsaugon in the town St. Bernard, took more than a thousand lives.
The main proponents of these efforts include the GMA Kapuso Foundation, the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC), and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) with funds from the Japanese government.
The Federation's vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 183 countries.