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), […]

EMPOWER Project reinforces Civil Society’s participation in inclusive disaster & climate risk governance in Itogon

Members of different civil society organizations, community based organizations and local government units of Itogon are gathered today for the launching the EMPOWER Project—Empowering Municipalities, Barangays, CSOs and Peoples Organizations through working together to enhance Disaster and Climate Risk Governance. The EMPOWER Project was developed following an emergency response to Typhoon Ompong in 2018. The […]

LGU and CSOs Warmly Welcome EMPOWER Project in Itogon

Even with the challenge of working under various limitations because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the ADRA & HI team was not hindered from kicking off the EMPOWER project. With a mission geared towards strengthening community resilience through encouraging the inclusion of civil society organizations (CSOs) in governance, the project is set to officially launch […]

Great News from Canadian Embassy in the Philippines

We have recently completed the EMBRACE project; a 4-year maternal and child health intervention. This has been ADRA’s largest development project in the Philippines and we are proud of the better health and nutrition outcomes that families in Camarines Sur can now enjoy. Since then, the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines has announced exciting […]

Food Security in Times of Crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to spread, municipalities in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines heightened preventive measures in response to the Enhance Community Quarantine (ECQ) declared by President Duterte. The municipality of Garchitorena is enforcing a lockdown on top of the community quarantine to ensure the safety of its villages. The lockdown has forced […]