Hibabro-an han kalakat
(Journey of knowledge)

2019-05-24T15:46:48+08:0023 May 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Kenneth Lopez

The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) together with the Salcedo, Eastern Samar-based women’s group KAKASA Federation organized a learning visit last April 23-24, 2019 among various women’s groups in their province.

Top photo: ICSC’s Kenneth Lopez (left) and Orland Quesada (right) […]

Changing the face of leadership

2019-03-18T14:51:15+08:0015 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , |

by Arielle Celine Tabinga

Humans have always relied on innovation in creating transformative changes that improve the quality of life. Collaboration plays a critical role in innovation, it allows ideas, perspectives, and approaches to surface. To fully foster the benefits of collaboration, diversity must first thrive. But how do we encourage diversity across all disciplines if sexist […]

Remarkable Women: Helping Yolanda-hit city with solar power

2019-03-26T14:47:18+08:0006 Mar 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

(Posted on Early Edition on ANC, March 06, 2019)

MANILA — Women are helping Tacloban City rebuild from Super Typhoon Haiyan by installing solar panels.

“Recharge Pilipinas” not only helps bring renewable energy to the mainstream, it gives the typhoon-prone communities a power source during disasters.

Women take the lead in lighting up communities with solar lamps

2019-02-08T14:04:45+08:0012 Jan 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

No mother would ever want to keep her kids waiting, especially when they’re cold, tired, and hungry.

But five years ago, this possibility loomed large for Lorna Ortillo Dela Peña, a senior citizen, single parent, and loving mother who also serves as the leader of a women’s group.

Tacloban, which bore the brunt of the storm, was the […]

The Story of Marabut through its People

2019-02-20T10:29:19+08:0027 Nov 2018|Tags: , , , , |

By Valentine Temple

Marabut, is a town in Eastern Samar located near San Juanico bridge, home to several fisherfolks, farmers and known for the caves that is used by women mat weavers.

It was sunny when I arrived and whenever I look I saw smiling faces and people offering their […]

Ahead of fifth Yolanda anniversary: Women lead solar-powered drill in Marabut, Samar

2019-02-09T23:31:58+08:0027 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MARABUT, Samar, 27 October 2018 – Women leaders of Marabut lit the way for one hundred residents of this coastal town this afternoon by deploying solar-powered lights and charging devices during their evacuation drill at the Marabut municipal hall.

They facilitated the typhoon and storm surge drill with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, RE-Serve Humanitarian […]

Paying it forward: Haiyan survivors light the way in Mangkhut response

2019-03-09T11:21:33+08:0025 Oct 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Text and photos by AC Dimatatac

As a photojournalist who has experience in documenting humanitarian response, I have witnessed how responders usually focus on water, livelihood, health and living conditions, but overlook energy, no matter how vital it is.

I was excited to join the Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) rapid assessment team of ACT Alliance last […]

Powering Tacloban City’s quake drill with solar energy

2019-03-09T11:52:16+08:0022 Jun 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

by Arturo Tahup

Tacloban City’s earthquake drill yesterday (21 June 2018) was powered by the sun, thanks to a team of humanitarian responders with portable solar-powered equipment.

Two radio base stations used during the drill were powered by a TekPak, a portable solar suitcase developed by the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), and a Solevolt solar […]