DISASTER RESILIENCE STARTS WITH ME

Throughout the country, we celebrate National Disaster Resilience Month the whole month of July with the theme, “Katatagan sa kalamidad ay makakamtan kapag sapat ang kaalaman sa kahandaan”. Just this year, this month’s long event was renamed from “National Disaster Consciousness Month” to “National Disaster Resilience Month”. This change comes …

Bring back your child’s love for reading

The words of Jose Rizal “Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan,” has rung throughout the years. Rizal is known as the author of Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterisimo, but one of his little known publications is his version of “Ang Pagong at ang Matsing.” The story is a classic …

PH’s 5.1M CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES ARE MOST VULNERABLE IN ANY CALAMITY

SM’s Disaster Preparedness Forum addresses needs of CWDs The Philippines’ estimated 5.1 million Filipino children with disabilities are the most vulnerable in every calamity or emergency that may strike the country. This was the statement made by Lotta Sylwander, country representative of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), during the Emergency …