(De) PRESS (i) ON

There is an embedded message in the word depression. Attempt to mix the word; you will see two options. We do have choices in this life; Die or Press On. Pandemic instills fear in the hearts of the people. Residents of Siruma, Camarines Sur, are no exception. Crises reveal true heroes; not all heroes wear […]

Nature Calls Back

Have you ever wanted to live in a place where the beautiful view of the sea lights up from your window? Have you ever wished to feel the fresh breeze coming from its embrace your cheeks, play with your hair, and bring a smile to your lips? You will be eager every day to watch […]

ECHO, OXFAM, World Vision, and ADRA partner to support Goni-displaced families in Bicol

Following the onslaught of Super Typhoon Goni (local name Rolly), international NGOs Oxfam, ADRA, and World Vision, together with local partners Coastal core and Peoples’ Disaster Risk Reduction Network, with funding from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), will provide immediate aid to the most affected communities in the hard-hit areas of […]

Cheers for Charrie Ann

Who will ever forget the devastation and loss of lives that Yolanda (Typhoon Haiyan) in 2013 has brought? Certainly not Charrie Ann Astorga, 34, of Barrido, Ajuy, Iloilo. But hers is a story of amazing resilience, of rising up again, with the aid of ADRA’s projects. They were among those who have lost their home […]


As humanitarian workers, getting accurate data and authentic assessment using standardized tools is very important, because this allows us to: see the actual damage, talk to key personnels in governement, interact with the people, and gather critical information which will be used, not only by ADRA, but by the rest of the humanitarian organizations that […]

EMBRACE Capacity Building and Reflection Workshop

Amidst storm threats of Typhoon Goni (local name Rolly), the ADRA EMBRACE Project team braced themselves as they continue fortifying the bond they’d established in their three-months of working together. A two-day “Capacity Building and Reflection Workshop” was conducted on October 29-30, at Angelica Beach Resort, Siruma, Camarines Sur attended by 24 staff that was […]

Women of Change

Indigenous women of Brgy. Virac, Itogon, turned challenges into inspiration to make their organizations more visible and active in participating in environmental sustainability economic empowerment and community development. With goals geared towards improving the welfare of the people, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are the partners of the local government in implementing projects and activities for […]

Building a Relationship with CSOs

When the Typhoon Ompong hit the Philippines in 2018, the Cordillera Administrative Region had already been experiencing several weeks of rain and the mountains were already water logged, causing landslides that claimed more than 100 lives in the mining town of Itogon, Benguet. The EMPOWER Project was developed following ADRA’s Typhoon Ompong Emergency Response. Its […]

ADRA Receives $1.9M CAD Grant For COVID-19 Response in Camarines Sur

SILANG, CAVITE, 27 JULY 2020 – Global Affairs Canada has approved approximately $1.9M CAD funding for a nine-month ADRA COVID-19 response in the province of Camarines Sur, in the targeted EMBRACE project municipalities of Calabanga, Garchitorena, Presentacion, and San Jose. The activities will include equipping quarantine facilities, providing testing kits and personal protective equipment (PPE), […]