Last March, Team TAO-Pilipinas submitted an entry to Sikat Impact Challenge to address some pressing issues in the site development of the Masagana Homeowners Association’s (also called Masagana) location in Brgy. Pulong Yantok, Angat, Bulacan. Sikat Impact Challenge is a program of Sikat Solar Challenge Foundation, Inc. (SSCFI) in partnership with First Philippine Holdings (FPH), First Gen Corporation, and Energy Development Corporation (EDC). The first two programs organized by SSCFI were called Sikat Design Challenge which aimed to support student-led innovations in renewable energy. However, for this year’s program, called Sikat Impact Challenge, SSCFI aims to partner with 5 teams and their chosen community to provide up to Php 500,000.00 seed fund for improving, localizing, or application of renewable energy projects that will leave a lasting impact on the community.
TAO-Pilipinas, with the help of Terre des hommes-Germany (Tdh-G), Christian Aid (CA), and Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI), selected 40 families to benefit from the sustainable shelter assistance project. The beneficiaries were chosen from a shortlist of families from Manicani Island who haven’t received any shelter assistance from other organizations or institutions. They were evaluated and validated by a multi-sectoral assessment committee on the island.
Manicani Island located in Guiuan, Eastern Samar was an icon of devastation after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) made its landfall on the island on the 8th of November, 2013. TAO-Pilipinas, along with seven Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) from different sectors specifically, coastal resource management; renewable energy, water resources and communications; infrastructures (shelter and evacuation centers); integrative health; sustainable agriculture and land management; advocacy, networking, and capacity-building; and community-based disaster risk reduction and management (CBDRRM) were invited to work under Project Pagbangon by Philippine Misereor Partnership, Inc. (PMPI).
Project Pagbangon focuses on rehabilitating and developing the partner communities in Panay and Eastern Samar who were survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda. TAO-Pilipinas, as the sole partner of PMPI for the Infrastructure Component was assigned to design and construct 120 sustainable shelters (40 in Manicani Island and 80 in Homonhon Island) and 12 evacuation centers (4 in Manicani Island and 8 for Homonhon Island) for twelve barangays not only for Manicani Island but also for Homonhon Island, another island in Guiuan, Eastern Samar affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda. The sustainable shelter assistance in Manicani Island was completed with the help of Terre des hommes-Germany (Tdh-G), Christian Aid (CA), and PMPI.
Project: BAHAI (Bridging Access to Affordable Housing Assistance and Innovations)
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Huling araw ng pag sumite ng aplikasyon: 30 Setyembre 2015
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Kalakhang Maynila, ang National Capital Region ay tahanan para sa 12,949,395 katao (mula sa 11,855,975 katao na datos ng NSO noong ika-1 ng Mayo taong 2010) at ang may pinaka malaking populasyon na rehiyon sa bansang Pilipinas,; at ang ika-pitong punong lungsod sa buong Asya na may malaking populasyon. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_Manila). Kasama ng mabilis na pag-angat ng bilang ng mamamayang nakatira sa mga pook na rural na lumilipat sa lungsod at hindi mapigilang pagtaas ng bilang ng populasyon ay ang pag-angat rin ng bilang ng nawawalan ng tahanan, mga nakatira sa lansangan, at iyong mga impormal na naninirahan sa mga pribadong lupain. Bukod dito, ang kalakhang Maynila ay tinuturing na tahanan rin para sa 550,000 na Informal Settler Families (ISFs) kung saan 104,000 katao ay naninirahan sa mapapanganib na lugar.
Mula sa mga nabanggit na detalye, malinaw na makikita ang matinding pangangailangan ng ating bansa sa larangan ng matino at sustenableng pabahay na tumutukoy sa tama at matalinong pag iisa ng pang-sosyal, pang-ekonomiko, at pang-kapaligirang konsiderasyon upang makamit ang isang natatanging solusyon. Ang daan upang mapagtagumapayan ang suliraning ito ay dati nang isinusulong subalit ito’y nangangailangan ng teknikal na kaalaman at kasanayan. Mayroon itong apat na elemento: ang organisasyon o ang pangkat ng tao na nangangailangan ng bahay; ang lupain kung saan sila maaring magtayo ng kanilang sariling komunidad; ang plano ng mga bahay para sa komunidad; at ang pera upang makapagpatayo ng bahay. Ang apat na elementong ito ay nangangailangan ng tiyaga, tamang kaalaman, oras, at puhunan.
Category 5 Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) hit an impact area now known as “Yolanda Corridor” covering 6 regions , 14 province and 171 cities and municipalities in November 2013. A total of 14M people are affected, 3.98M people are displaced and 1.13M houses are damaged, the biggest devastation to hit the Philippines.
The northern portion of Panay, Eastern Samar and Leyte are the hardest hit in the Visayas. Fondation de France under its Solidarite Philippines 2013: Haiyan – Post Reconstruction Project, collected 2M euros to help the victims. The project aims to support shelter construction and economic projects in the provinces of Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan and Eastern Samar. Six projects implemented by French and Philippine NGOs are located in nine (9)
cities and municipalities in Northern Panay namely: Passi, Bingawan, San Enrique implemented by Chameleon; Ajuy implemented by Coup de Pouche a Barrido; Estancia, Carles and Concepcion implemented by Iloilo Code; Sigma implemented by Sigmahanon Development Foundation Inc.; , Altavas implemented by Enfants du Mekong; Roxas implemented by Iloilo People’s Habitat Foundation Inc.; and one (1) municipality in Eastern Samar namely: Lawaan implemented by PHILDRRA. The project targets to benefit about 600 households with core shelter and three (3) rural health units with solar panels for emergency lighting, solar fan and refrigeration system. The project started in April 2014 and is programmed to end in October 2015.