An emergency disaster preparedness meeting was held at the Municipal building together with the Inter-agency taskforce of Salcedo, on December 13, 2021. (Photo: Alren Beronio/Oxfam)
The coastal municipality of Salcedo, with a population of more than 22,000 people in its 41 barangays, is one of the areas in the province of Eastern Samar that is frequently hit by calamities, particularly typhoons. This requires its local government unit (LGU) to strengthen preparedness measures...
Brgy. Chairman Sentino Uy, 48, secured the safety of his constituents who evacuated in Brgy. Palanas, Salcedo, E. Samar. (Photo: Alren Beronio/Oxfam)
Severgillo Abellar is a village councilor of Buabua in Salcedo town, Eastern Samar province. He is also one of the many people included in the Building Resilient, Adaptive, and Disaster Ready Communities (B-READY) project of Oxfam Pilipinas and its partners.
Naty Pernito, 38, a local resident of Brgy. Bagtong Salcedo prepares emergency kit days before the expected landfall of Typhoon Rai. (Photo: Alren Beronio/Oxfam)
When Naty Pernito learned that their town of Salcedo in Eastern Samar province was on track to be affected by typhoon ‘Odette’ (international name: Rai), she could not help but get anxious.
Morodin discusses the importance of frequent and proper handwashing in front of community members during the Mum's Magic Hands Graduation at Sultan sa Barongis, Maguindanao. The 'graduates' are expected to become health champions within their communities and ensure the project's sustainability. (Photo: IDEALS)
Morodin Mangintas Mohammad, 26, is the secretary of Tugal village, Sultan sa Barongis, Maguindanao, a village of approximately 732 people. As a village secretary, Morodin keeps the records of their village, its population, including live births and mortality data. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in...
Norhaimin Omar, 26, is an elected youth council leader and health promotion champion keeping her community safe from Covid-19 and other infectious disease outbreaks by teaching young people the importance of proper handwashing and hygiene. Her village in Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao is a designated evacuation area that hosts hundreds of families forced to flee their homes because of armed conflict, even during Covid-19 lockdowns. “My dream is for my community to be safe from violence and the corona
At 9AM in Barangay Tukanakuden in Sultan sa Barongis, Maguindanao province, health champions would start flocking in the barangay hall. The champions refer to these training sessions as “classes”. The roster of champions is diverse – most of them are mothers, as they are the project's primary...
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