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Local government officials call for more climate adaptation investments in Mindanao

Manila, Philippines (October 25, 2013) —– Local chief executives of ARMM, Central Mindanao, and Caraga Regions call on the national government and international donor agencies to invest more in climate change adaptation initiatives in Mindanao. In a forum entitled “Making

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Oxfam: Serious public health issues in earthquake-hit areas of Bohol

Manila, Philippines, 19 October 2013 – International humanitarian organization Oxfam says that there are serious public health concerns that need to be immediately addressed.  Sagbayan Municipality, and neighboring areas that were closest to the epicenter of the magnitude 7.2 earthquake

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Monsoon floods reveal communities’ fighting form vs disaster

Manila, 11 August 2012 – For three straight days monsoon rains poured and a new landscape of resilience it seems has emerged: death toll numbers have been kept at bay, residents trapped in homes were rescued and fed and given

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Women’s awesome powers can fix world’s broken food system

Around the world women are making decisions about what their families eat. And collectively, those women hold enormous power.  As consumers, women control about 70% of the world’s annual consumer spending. It’s not right that cooking and caring for the

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Landmark climate preparedness fund passed by Congress

The People’s Survival Fund (PSF), one of the world’s first local climate adaptation funds, has just been signed into law by Philippine Congress yesterday (June 6) – just under two years since Oxfam and partners began to lobby for its passage.

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Women key to new ‘agricultural future’

Even as some Filipino women have broken glass ceilings and won presidencies, many more remain invisible and marginalized, left to fend for themselves. This is the lot of women from the countryside, the women who grow the nation’s food and

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People’s Survival Fund bill pushed to avert another ‘Sendong’

Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines –  Environmental advocates called today for the passage of the People’s Survival Fund, a special trust fund that local governments can access to help communities prepare for disasters like ‘Sendong’. Tropical storm Sendong (international name:

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What the changing donor landscape means for local development

It finally happened yesterday.  Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi resigned or rather promised to resign over this weekend once the austerity measures needed to tide over the financial crisis facing Italy are passed into law. This follows the financial crisis

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