The Be Leaders: Inspire, Stand, Teach, and Transform (BLISTT) Youth Envirocamp was held on August 21-23, 2023, at Avong Nen Romy, Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet. The camp was held in celebration of the recent World Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the 9th of August, with the theme “Indigenous Youth as Agents of Change for Self-determination”. This […]

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

The song lyrics, “Ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no river low enough, ain’t no river wide enough to keep me from getting to you,” — reflect how our project team on the ground continues to reach remote communities. Working passionately to help increase the enjoyment of health-related rights by our most marginalized adolescent girls, women, and children.


EMPOWER, the 30-month EU (European Union) funded disaster risk reduction project that was implemented in partnership with Humanity and Inclusion in Itogon, Benguet, and Pinukpuk, Kalinga held its Lessons Learned Workshop in Tabuk, Kalinga last June 17, 2022. The community and LGU champions and stakeholders all gathered at the Grand Zion Hotel to share their […]

Project TOGETHER Launch

Last 09 June 2022, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) finally launched a 6-year multi-sectoral project funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) called TOGETHER or Uniting Towards Gender Equality for the Enjoyment of Women and Girls’ Total Health and Rights.  Project TOGETHER aims to increase the enjoyment of health-related rights for the most vulnerable […]

Empowering Mountain Communities to Be Resilient After Disasters

The EMPOWER project’s goal is to strengthen the resilience of the high-risk communities of Itogon and Pinukpuk during disasters by working with the local government units and the different sectors to improve the formulation and implementation of their DRR policies by making it more INCLUSIVE.

Curbing the Rise of Teenage Pregnancy

From May 2021 to April 2022, ADRA took on the difficult challenge of trying curb the early (teenage) pregnancy rate that was on a continued rise in the province of Camarines Sur.

Organizing the Youth of Itogon to Participate in Local Governing Bodies

DILG defines a Federation as an encompassing political or societal entity formed by uniting smaller, more localized entities such as organizations. A federation can be composed of people’s organizations which are grassroots organizations that advance the economic and social well-being of their members and address concerns relating to a particular sector. The EMPOWER project strongly […]

ADRA Receives Kaunlarang Pantao Award 2022

ADRA PROTECT Project, represented by Project Manager Maria Theresa B. Britanico & BCC Officer Kathleen Tipono, recieved an award from Commission on Population and Development in behalf of ADRA Philippines, in the 2022 Kaunlarang Pantao Award last April 28, 2022. This award aims to recognize the efforts and initiatives of the Local Government Units (LGUs), CSOs […]

Lakbay Aral (Cross-Learning Visit) for Itogon and Pinukpuk LGUs and CSOs

Itogon & Pinukpuk LGUs and CSOs held Lakbay-Aral (cross-learning visit) to Bontoc, Mt. Province to learn from their DRRM-CCAM best practices. As part of the EMPOWER project, LGUs and CSOs of Itogon, Benguet & Pinukpuk, Kalinga traveled for a Cross Learning Visit to Bontoc, Mt. Province, on March 31 to April 1, 2022. They were […]

Municipal-wide Simulation Exercise on rain-induced landslides held in Itogon, Benguet

A Municipal-wide simulation exercise on rain-induced landslides was conducted in Itogon, Benguet, on February 24, 2022. The activity simulated a rain-induced landslide scenario in Barangays Loacan and Poblacion and road accidents in Barangays Poblacion and Tuding. The simulation tested various DRRM areas, including (a) coordination among the MLGU, BLGUs, CSOs, and other agencies and volunteer […]