Babae Ako, Kaya Ko!

It is again the time of the year when we celebrate the women in our society. With this year’s campaign focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Women’s Month theme is “Juana Laban sa Pandemya: Kaya!”.  We recognize and appreciate the participation and efforts of women in this pandemic.  As we celebrate this year’s Women’s […]

ADRA Country Director Reflects on Recent Visit to Bicol

Recently, I visited families we have been assisting in Bicol – a region still recovering from the series of typhoons that devastated the area last year. I wanted to hear from the families personally that we’re assisting and see for myself how we’d been able to help. Following the onslaught of Super Typhoon Goni (local […]

The Effervescent Island

Denrica is the farthest island in the municipality of Garchitorena, Camarines Sur. The location is an unmissable tour for tourists. If you’re looking for white sand, they got it here. If you desire to have peace of mind, the place can offer you the tranquillity you need. The island and its people are indeed a […]

(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 […]