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The Philippines continuously suffers from the adverse impacts of climate-fueled, extreme and destructive weather events alongside the COVID-19 pandemic.

OUR GOAL: The abilities of women and men to realize their rights and improve their well- being are increased despite the risks that affect their lives and the slow-onset, incremental changes that weaken their coping mechanisms.

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852 families receive cash assistance in Dolores, E. Samar before floods hit

November 25, 2023

At least 852 families in flood-prone barangays in Dolores town in Eastern Samar received preemptive cash assistance from the local government in anticipation of the potential impacts of the shear line and low-pressure area last November 18. The initiative was a proactive disaster preparedness measure by the local government of Dolores to help vulnerable communities […]

Oxfam Pilipinas calls for proactive spending of disaster funds on Yolanda’s 10th anniversary

November 8, 2023

Humanitarian and development organization Oxfam Pilipinas urges local governments to shift from reactive spending to a proactive approach by utilizing local calamity funds, also known as the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Funds (LDRRMF) effectively.

Regional forum tackles impact of changing climate on care work

November 6, 2023

A regional forum organized in Ormoc City shed light on how climate change deepens gender inequalities particularly the unequal distribution of unpaid care and domestic work among women and girls.

ASEAN Leaders Urged to Prioritize and Make Concrete Action on Sustainable & Just Regional Energy Transformation

September 4, 2023

Around 70 climate and energy thought leaders, policymakers, and experts from Indonesia, Philippines, Timor Leste, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Laos gathered in Jakarta on 29-31 August 2023 for critical dialogues and collaborative endeavours aimed at driving a sustainable and equitable energy transition across Southeast Asia.

Sustainable Finance is Key to Advancing Gender Equality in ASEAN’s Agriculture Sector, Fair Finance Asia Says

August 23, 2023

Fair Finance Asia and Gender Transformative and Responsible Agribusiness Investments in South-East Asia, both Oxfam programs, have launched a new policy brief alongside the Sixth Association of Southeast Asian Nations Inclusive Business Summit in Bali, Indonesia.

Local government units commit to support renewable energy project in Eastern Samar

March 30, 2023

The local government units of Borongan City and Municipality of Dolores have committed to promote renewable energy and create a more sustainable future for their communities.

Filipino Women Speak Out on Equitable Energy Access

March 8, 2023

In any country or society where there is a dearth of social services or a lack of implementation in social policy, women are the more vulnerable sector. Given this, it is crucial that in both the determination of social problems and in the implementation of solutions, women should be consulted and heard. 

Senate tackles bills promoting social enterprises to address poverty

February 17, 2023

The Joint Senate Committees on Trade, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship tackled Senate Bills that seek to strengthen and promote social enterprises as a poverty reduction strategy. 

Groups launch trade fair in Congress to push for social enterprise law

February 7, 2023

Civil society groups and lawmakers on Monday opened a trade fair at the House of Representatives featuring locally-made and socially responsible products to promote the Poverty Reduction through Social Entrepreneurship (PRESENT) Bill.

Light brings hope to a boy’s dream

December 27, 2022

HILABAAN ISLAND, Eastern Samar – On any normal school day, 14-year-old Danny (not his real name) should have been attending his classes as an eighth-grade student.