Donate to Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) Relief OperationsMore than a million Filipinos have been affected by Typhoon Mangkhut (known locally as Ompong), which ravaged the Philippines with devastating winds and heavy rains last September 15.
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Marawi was a beautiful city once of soaring mosques. It was destroyed in a five month battle against ISIS-inspired militants. It lies in ruins and over 70,000 are homeless and livi...CompletedRaised: $362.00
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After the devastation of typhoons Fengshen (local name: Frank), Ketsana (local name: Ondoy) and Parma (local name: Pepeng), the Office of the President issued Executive Order No. 838 to create the Special National Public Reconstruction Commission (Public Commission) to spearhead effective reconstruction measures to address the needs of disaster-stricken communities. In its aim to create a formidable support for its reconstruction programs, the Public Commission was mandated to tap the resources of the private sector. With this, leaders of some of the country's largest private corporations and non-government organizations (NGOs) have come together to form the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF). In October 23, 2009, the Public Commission and PDRF drew a cooperation agreement to further solidify the commitment of the private sector support to assist in the reconstruction programs of the Philippine government. In 2013, the Philippines braved through successive large-scale disasters--the civil unrest in Zamboanga, the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Bohol and Cebu and the world's strongest recorded cyclone Super Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda). Following these crises, PDRF has been reorganized and intensified as the umbrella organization of the private sector for disaster preparedness, relief and recovery. Corresponding programs are focused on the post-disaster revival and recovery of five (5) key sectors - shelter, livelihood, education, environment and water, infrastructure, sanitation and health (WISH). In 2015, PDRF formally changed its name to Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation to capture the entire disaster risk reduction and management framework.