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#LawinPH: Being prepared saved lives

Residents of Baggao, cagayan return to their farms after super typhoon lawin
DISASTER PROOF. Residents of Baggao, Cagayan return to their farms after Super Typhoon Lawin hit in October 2016. Photo courtesy of Plan International

‘The change of behavior in terms of disaster preparedness has saved a lot of lives and caused less destruction,’ says Plan International County Director Dennis O’Brien

MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 1, 2016) — From afar, you can just see a line of colorful umbrellas dotted along a vast rice field with mountains in the background. As you come closer, you can see more than 10 farmers, mostly women, barefoot and bending down as they plant rice while using the umbrellas to cover them from the heat of the sun.  Continue reading #LawinPH: Being prepared saved lives

Preparedness saves thousands of lives as Super Typhoon Haima sweeps across Northern Philippines

92,000 people remain in 640 evacuation
The government pre-emptively evacuated more than 158,000 people before Haima struck the province, yet it is estimated that over 92,000 people remain in 640 evacuation centres. Photo Credit: Cheryl Gagalac/IFRC

Details of the extensive damage to homes and livelihoods are starting to emerge from provinces that were previously inaccessible due to obstructed roads and flooding

October 30, 2016 — One week after Typhoon Haima left a trail of destruction in Northern Philippines, details of the extensive damage to homes and livelihoods are starting to emerge from provinces that were previously inaccessible due to obstructed roads and flooding.  Continue reading Preparedness saves thousands of lives as Super Typhoon Haima sweeps across Northern Philippines

Prepare before Tropical Storm Carina makes landfall

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Local officials warn residents in areas affected by Tropical Storm Carina of possible floods and landslides

CAGAYAN, Philippines (July 30, 2016) — Disaster managers advised residents in Cagayan Valley to prepare for Tropical Storm Carina.  Continue reading Prepare before Tropical Storm Carina makes landfall

Organic farming thrives in Isabela

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ORGANIC FARMING. Rice and corn farmers like Mang Kikoy shift to organic farming after knowing that chemicals harm the environment. Photo from FSSI

Training in organic farming in Isabela helps farmers like Mang Kikoy recover from disasters and other calamities

MANILA, Philippines (May 5, 2016) — Francisco ‘Mang Kikoy’ Cacal, a farmer and father of eight children, was fed up with farming. He was fed up with typhoons and droughts that damaged his crops. He wanted to quit. Continue reading Organic farming thrives in Isabela