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El Niño drives state of calamity in North Cotabato

“It was a horrible experience,” Oscar Bestes, 56, president of the Farmers Field School in Bao village, who shudders at the memory of the last severe drought to hit the area in the 1970s. “I was ten years old. Our

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Women Making Noise, Setting the Agenda

Eight hundred women fill an open-air court at the heart of Salcedo’s municipal seat of power. They’re excitedly talking with one another and wearing differently-colored shirts announcing their barangay affiliations. They talk animatedly about their families and activities. Forty children

Posted in Bloggers, Disaster Risk Reduction, Women's Voices

Building women’s agenda in Tacloban

Bb. Pilipinas 2010 and Miss Universe 2010 fourth runner-up Venus Raj joined Oxfam in welcoming the International Women’s Month in Tacloban City with women leaders who were displaced by Typhoon Yolanda (IDPs or Internally displaced persons) leaders. Local NGOs, Plan

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The Story of Mang Panyong

Mangrove Rehabilitation Provides Livelihood Opportunities to Salcedo’s Fisherfolks Text and photos by Rizza Sacra

Posted in Bloggers, Haiyan

The price of privacy: mitigating burdens, motivating the self

By Nina Somera   At the fringes of the Leyte Gulf lies one of the many fishing villages in Barangay Cagdaranao, Tacloban City, which have been rebuilt after Haiyan. A stainless steel water tank stands at the entry point, signifying

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Mainstreaming “Me”

Text and photos by Nina Somera  Often the work on gender mainstreaming or the process of integrating a gender perspective in programmes, projects and operations, including budgets, starts off with a series of gender sensitivity trainings. We begin by understanding

Posted in Bloggers, Women's Voices

#TraysikelToParis Goes to UP with Erwan Heussaff

Text and photos by Genevive Estacaan A friend of mine asked me what keeps me busy these days, and I told her, “I am taking a Traysikel to Paris!” It might sound insane, but that’s what I am doing now,

Posted in Bloggers, Climate Change

Taclobanons #SpeakOutStandUp for resilient and empowered communities

Text and photos by Genevive Estacaan In commemoration of typhoon Haiyan’s second year anniversary, Oxfam in Tacloban City together with partner local organizations and Universities held the #SpeakOutStandUp event which aimed to amplify the voices of the currently displaced families

Posted in Bloggers, Haiyan