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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 online site where donors can ensure individuals who do not have access to or means to get insurance coverage. The disaster resilience partners also signed a manifesto declaring their commitment to raise the level of awareness, preparedness and sustainabilityof resources of Filipinos against the impacts of calamities.Photo shows (from left) Philippine Red Cross Disaster Management Services OIC Ana Villa Mariguina, YESPinoy Foundation Inc. executive director Pebbles Badillo Sanchez-Ogang, Rappler community and digital communications head Stacy de Jesus, Cebuana Lhuillier president and CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier, AFP Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, J5, Maj. Gen. Restituto Padilla Jr., UP-Visayas associate professor in community development Jorge Ebay, and Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Solutions, Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation Inc. and Cebuana Lhuillier Micro BizFirst Vice President and Group Head Jonathan Batangan with the manifesto at the 2018 Ready: Disaster Resilience Forum at the Shangri- La at The Fort Manila.