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Building back better in San Roque Ecovillage: Safer homes in post-Haiyan Philippines

31 May 2017
La Ecoaldea de San Roque, un proyecto del ESSC de reconstrucción para la reubicación de viviendas, fue lanzado el 2 de junio de 2017 con el apoyo de la Red Xavier y la Provincia Filipina de la Compañía de Jesús.  Durante la actividad pionera, el Director de Investigación de la ESSC, Pedro Walpole (tercero de la izquierda, en hardhat) explicó el mapa geohazard de la zona y el lugar de reubicación, con Melchor Mergal (alcalde de Salcedo), Joselito Abrugar (Oficial provincial de medio ambiente y recursos naturales de la provincia Samar del Este), y Sylvia Miclat (Directora Ejecutiva del ESSC). Foto de: ESSC

The Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC), with support from Xavier Network and the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus, is assisting the relocation efforts of Barangay Cagaut to a safe site that they have named San Roque Ecovillage.  Barangay Cagaut is a coastal village in Salcedo, Eastern Samar in the Philippines with...
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Building back better and capacity strengthening in disaster preparedness with Xavier Network

31 July 2016
Funcionarios del gobierno local de Hernani, Samar Oriental, revisan un mapa de peligro de mareas de tempestad y las ubicaciones de las casas con el personal de investigación ESSC Dallay Annawi y Jericó Espada (más a la derecha)

Xavier Network is providing critical assistance to Jesuit efforts in post-disaster response in the Philippines.  Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan  and the Environmental Science for Social Change are Jesuit organizations under the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus undertaking disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities with communities and local governments. One of the discussions during the...
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Contributing to a global post-2015 disaster risk reduction framework

28 February 2015
Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Monsieur Ban Ki-Moon, a prononcé le discours d’ouverture à la troisième Conférence mondiale des Nations Unies sur la réduction des risques de catastrophe à Sendai, au Japon.  Dans son discours, Ban Ki-Moon a rappelé que les dégâts annuels globaux résultant de catastrophes dépassent aujourd’hui 300 000 000 000$.  «Nous pouvons regarder ce chiffre augmenter pendant que de plus en plus de monde souffre.  Ou bien nous pouvons, de façon considérable, réduire ces chiffres et investir dans le développement économique». Crédit photo: UN ISDR

Philippine Working Group on Disaster Risk Resilience As the current global blueprint for reducing disaster risk, the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters (HFA) is nearing its end this year. Countries are coming together from 14 to 18 March in Sendai, Japan for the Third UN...
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The Pope and Tacloban: Social and economic inclusion of the poor in post-disaster response and humanity’s need to reconcile with Creation

15 January 2015
Barangay Anibong, ciudad de Tacloban en Leyte, Filipinas espera la llegada del Papa Francisco. Foto de: Vincent Go for ABS-CBNnews.com

Pedro Walpole The visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines is a religious and deeply cultural occasion. Though he asked for no images of himself to be posted, the country is adorned with images of a man who inspires love, mercy and peace. The sentiment of the people and the hope he inspires combine...
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A Yolanda housing update: Where are we and how do we move forward in building back better and safer in post-disaster housing reconstruction in the Philippines?

15 November 2014
Zonas costeras de alto riesgo en muchas partes de Filipinas donde viven los más vulnerables, expuestos a un clima y pobreza extrema. Foto de: P Walpole

Sylvia Miclat In the recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction plans and activities after typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit central Philippines a year ago, a major lesson learnt is that the government is severely hampered in its ability to build permanent housing. Identifying and understanding the reason for such is critical in developing and implementing the effective...
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Post-disaster relocation considerations in Culion, Palawan, Philippines: A landscape and seascape of beauty, poverty, and livelihood and water insecurity

15 June 2014
Projet de zones de réinstallation dans Culion. Crédit photo: ESSC

Established formally as a municipality in 1992, Culion in northern Palawan, Philippines is a beautiful, scenic part of the country, and has since sought to link with the tourism and environmental agenda of the Province of Palawan. As typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in November 2013 exited out of the country via Culion, its aftermath (and...
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Collaborative response in disaster risk reduction

15 January 2014
Las viviendas en las zonas de manglar en la ciudad de Ormoc, Leyte, necesitan una revisión.  El manglar deshojado en el fondo plantea muchas preguntas acerca de la necesidad de una planificación seria sobre uso del suelo. Foto des: P. Walpole

Pedro Walpole, SJ As we enter the next phases of post-disaster response in relation to typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), we are called to ask ourselves what is the commitment and the quality of such commitment as we explore possible collaboration and contributions of Jesuit institutions in post-typhoon rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts. The commitment may occur...
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The role of structure and infrastructure in disaster reduction

29 November 2013
: “Reconstrucción” a lo largo de la línea de costa a lo largo de Taclobán, 16 de Noviembre de 2013. Foto des: P Walpole

Pedro Walpole, SJ There is now an awareness that after typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit central Philippines last 8 November 2013, infrastructure broke down, and not just roads and bridges, but also communication channels, power, water, transportation. Economic structures where subsistence co-exists with poverty also broke down, and there is now the immediate challenge for...
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