What we do

Oxfam Philippines works towards a future where Filipinos, especially women and other vulnerable sectors, are free from the injustices of poverty. During emergencies, we respond with life-saving aid while supporting people recover their livelihoods. Everyday, we drive change by working hand-in-hand with our partners in finding practical yet innovative ways to help families lift themselves out of poverty by influencing decisions that affect them. 

For Robert Escobar, phone transactions enable access to aid that might otherwise be beyond his reach. Photo: Elizabeth Stevens/Oxfam America
When Super Typhoon Rai struck the Philippines in December 2021, it was catastrophic. Wind speeds reached more than 180 miles per hour, and many areas received five or more feet of rainfall. In its aftermath, more than 11 million people needed assistance.
We’ve teamed up with Climate Tracker to bring a fantastic opportunity to journalists and editors in the Philippines! We’ll bring together eight young climate journalists and their editors across the Philippines to create a masterclass of climate communications and knowledge sharing.
International Women's Day 2021 (Illustration: Irish Flores/Oxfam)
Oxfam, with its commitment of putting gender at the core of its work, will once again join the celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021. Thru the IWD 2021, Oxfam will express its vision of gender justice through a campaign on women in leadership in the time of a global pandemic, in...
Oxfam Pilipinas SHE Network calls for Unhampered delivery of SRHR services during COVID19
SHE Network for COVID19.png SHE Network for COVID19.png The Sexual Health and Empowerment (SHE) network is advocating for the continued and unhampered delivery of reproductive health (RH) services during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). The provision of RH services is life-saving and should...
When a humanitarian emergency fades from the headlines there is a tendency to forget that many people displaced by armed conflict continue to face difficulties and uncertainties to survive. This World Refugee Day, just like many days before, we stand together with thousands of internally displaced...
Twelve months since the Inclusive and Affordable Financial Facilities for Resilient and Developed Filipinos (IAFFORD) project was implemented in Brgy.103-Palanog, Tacloban City, Leyte, several families are now wiser in terms of planning for their financial security. They have gained discipline in...
Terisita's leadership has been put to test when her community was battered by Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak) . The storm caused heavy floods and landslides in Biliran province in December 2017.
Members of DEPRIVE, a people's organization in Quezon City. (Photo: Vina Salazar/Oxfam)
Partnership is at the crux of our work. We believe that the only way we can affect lasting change is by working, together.
Flash mob during International Women's Day at Quezon Memorial Circle (Photo: Vina Salazar/Oxfam)
Our work promotes active citizenship, and see that more women, young people, and the poor exercise their political right to influence decisions that affect their lives and livelihoods.