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BANI and TALTAL households to benefit from AESPF watersystem project

  With the aim to improve the quality of life of communities through an improved and sustained community based water system, a ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a Level II water supply system for barangays Bani and Taltal in Masinloc, Zambales was conducted on May 17, 2016. The Lauis River will serve as …

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PMFTC TEACH CORNER project to benefit rural schools

While far-flung and remote rural schools receive little external interventions, PMFTC took the initiative to reach out to the needs. The long-walk while traversing rugged terrains, passing through rolling hills, and climbing mountains enhance PMFTCs excitement to implement the TEACH CORNER (Technology and Education Advancement for Children). The project aims to establish educational multi-media stations …

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Building the Capacities of Communities on Sustainable Water System Management: Realization of community’s sense of ownership for Candelaria Watersystem project

In December 8, 2015 the communities of Barangays Pinagrealan and Lauis in Candelaria, Zambales inaugurated their watersystem under the proud gaze of the AES Philippine Power Foundation (AESPPF). It was the culmination of years of hard work where AESPPF sought to improve the quality of life of the residents of Pinagrealan and Lauis by funding …

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Second year implementation of summer school to help more children

In preparation for the upcoming summer school program, a project-orientation and trainers training among parents, teachers and other stakeholders in Tamboboan, Claveria, Misamis Oriental was conducted on February 15. The activity introduced to the partners the details of the PMFTC anti-child labor project, with emphasis on child-labor prevention and improving the lives of tobacco-farmers through …

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Batangueño PWD’s given assistive devices

On February 4-5, 25 wheelchairs and 25 quad canes were given to Persons with Disability (PWD) in Rosario and Batangas City. This promoted enhanced independence and mobility among recipients. First day included the handing over of quad canes and 20 wheelchairs to the beneficiaries by 4th District Board Member Mabelle Virtusio, PSWD Officer Rowena Casabuena, …

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Capacity-building activities for Bokod tour-guides continues, embark for cross-site visit

To ensure effective management and protection of the Mount Purgatory Ecotourism site, members of the Association of Bokod Adventurers and Eco-guides (ABADEG) continue to undergo a series of capacity-building activities. On February 5-6, the group embarked to the so-called shipwrecked capital- Subic, Zambales for a team-building activity and exposure to the good tour-guiding practices of …

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Simulations and drills for earthquake, landslide to be implemented in four Benguet municipalities

In an effort to build disaster-resilient communities, a series of landslide and earthquake drills and simulations will be implemented in four Benguet municipalities covered by the current World Food Programme (WFP) project during the first quarter. The activity aimed to measure effectiveness of the developed Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) plans, an output of …

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More tourists visit Mt. Purgatory-Mangisi, sustainable eco-tourism ensured

Records by the Bokod Municipal Tourism Office show a hike in Mount Purgatory- Mangisi visitors, a notable impact of the information, education and communication (IEC) campaign for the promotion of the eco-tourism site. Based on records, visitors increased to an average 200- 300 per month from its former 50-100 trend. Highest record was 643 during …

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Microfinance clients undergo disaster preparedness and response training, meat processing

A training on disaster preparedness and response and meat processing was attended by 120 Microfinance clients on November 25-27, 2015. The disaster preparedness and response (DPR) training aimed to provide practical ways for clients to better prepare their families in the event of a disaster. With Christopher Bartolo, a seasoned broadcaster as the resource speaker, …

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COMMUNITY LEADERS AS ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMPIONS Communities sharing responsibility for the Amburayan River

On January 20-22, 2016 a training for the deputation of river and forest rangers for the Amburayan river basin and watershed was conducted in Santol, La Union. Representatives from People’s Organizations and community members from covered barangays were capacitated and empowered toward environmental protection. Melchor Ramirez, the leader of the Barangay Salvacion Farmer’s Association and …

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