Disaster Resilience

 

For the past 3 years, Cebuana Lhuillier has convened the annual Cebuana Lhuillier Disaster Resilience Forum as part of our commitment to help strengthen our communities’ disaster resilience. The end goal is to contribute to ensuring that Filipinos can ably prepare for, respond to, and recover from the worsening disasters and calamities.

 

Only by working together can we strengthen the pathways towards disaster resilience. Information is key to mobilizing support and partnerships. It is for these reasons that Cebuana Lhuillier is pleased to launch and share to you the Ka-Cebuana Dispatch, a disaster resilience e-newsletter which gathers and distributes updates on stakeholders’ efforts to improve the country’s disaster preparedness and risk reduction management. We hope you learn something from this maiden issue!

 


 

 

Cebuana Lhuillier participates in disaster-resilience activities


Taking off from the launch of Cebuana Rapido, an employee volunteer group for disaster resilience-related activities, Cebuana Lhuillier has participated in a number of projects and activities meant to promote disaster resilience (DR) across the Philippines. “I’m pleased to say that Cebuana Rapido members have taken to heart the company’s disaster resilience advocacy. In the…

Art Relief Mobile Kitchen: Feeding the hungry in times of disasters


Food is one of human’s most basic needs. In times of disasters however, many families – traumatized, worried, and confused – find themselves with nothing, not even a simple meal. Art Relief Mobile Kitchen knew this too well and thought of a solution. Since 2012, the non-profit group has been setting up community kitchens across…

DRRM stories from the regions


Post ‘Ompong’ rehab plan pushed for CAR Office of Civil Defense Administrator Ricardo Jalad recommended the conduct of a comprehensive post typhoon Ompong recovery and rehabilitation plan for the Cordillera Region. The plan, he said, will play an important role in securing government funding support for the region’s rehabilitation efforts. Typhoon Ompong in CAR caused…

House approves disaster insurance for vulnerable and marginalized groups


Legislators hope vulnerable and marginalized groups can better prepare for disasters through insurance coverage. The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill No. 8165, also known as the Department of Disaster Resilience Act on 1 October 2018. Chapter 10, Section 32c of the said bill provides that the “Department shall oblige…

House approves creation of Department of Disaster Resilience


Voting 181-5-2, the House of Representatives approved on 01 October 2018 House Bill No. 8165 which provides for the creation of the Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR). Known as the Department of Disaster Resilience Act, HB 8165 grants the DRR the power to “oversee and coordinate the preparation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of disaster and…

Cebuana Lhuillier starts identifying partners, beneficiaries for microinsurance donation


Families who live near esteros, low-lying coastal areas, in neighborhood most-prone to fires, and other places vulnerable to catastrophic events, Filipinos who are barely able to pay for their daily meals, individuals who can’t afford to pay for their bills when hospitalized – these are some of the people who Cebuana Lhuillier believes most deserve…

MSMEs need to learn more about disaster resilience – DTI


Recognizing the need to raise MSMEs’ knowledge on disaster resilience, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) continuous to conduct regional business forums on disaster resilience as well as business continuity planning (BCP) workshops across the country. According to the DTI, micro enterprises are adversely impacted by disasters, suffering the longest period of business disruption…

Manifesto for disaster resiliency


Disaster management, risk reduction, and post-disaster rehabilitation experts convened at the Cebuana Lhuillier 2018 Ready: Disaster Resilience Forum to share learnings and best practices among disaster first responders, families and communities to strengthen and improve their disaster resilience capabilities. To reinforce the role of microinsurance as a disaster-risk finance tool, Cebuana Lhuillier launched OurHelp, an…

Cebuana Lhuillier holds disaster resilience forum


CEBUANA Lhuillier held its third annual Disaster Resilience Forum which seeks to spread more awareness on Filipinos’ role in disaster risk reduction and management and on the role of microinsurance for disaster resilience. The first panel of the forum tackled the roles and responsibilities of first responders and how training, swift response, and inter-agency coordination…

Cebuana Lhuillier, an advocate of disaster resiliency


On the heels of last year’s successful disaster resilience forum, Cebuana Lhuillier continues to push for disaster preparedness among Filipinos, gathering the country’s industry experts in disaster management, risk reduction, and post-disaster rehabilitation on July 4, 2018 at Shangri-la the Fort Manila for the ‘2018 READY Disaster Resilience Forum Disaster Resilience Begins with Me.’ This…