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After Philippines typhoon, clean-up brings recovery

“I’m not a carpenter but I hope that these wood scraps that I gather can be used to rebuild the damaged school where my child used to go,”  remarks Julius Enriquez as he tirelessly sifts through what seems to be a mountain of rubble gathered on the grounds of Cateel Central Elementary School. E more


Money transfers made easy in Philippines’ typhoon devastated city

Life has been difficult for Mary Ann Arandia since Typhoon Yolanda (internationally known as Haiyan) hit in November leaving behind a staggering amount of debris and destruction. “I felt helpless,” she said. “I felt like I was going to die, that we would not be able to survive.” When the storm subsi more


Schools of Peace: Antidote to culture of war, violence

MANILA DE BUGABOS, Agusan del Norte – Joy Carol C. Ardecer teaches peace to Grade 1 pupils. This morning, the lesson plan in mathematics was about time. "Peace is not just the absence of violence," she explains. "Punctuality, for instance, is an important component of peace." Aft more

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Alma Evangelista

Team Leader
Crisis Prevention and Recovery
Email: alma.evangelista@undp.org
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