Sitio Pulo ADB-PDA Project Completion Report Now Available

Sitio Pulo Livelihood Center

The Sitio Pulo Livelihood Center was constructed using alternative building materials such wood wool cement-bonded board and micro concrete roof tiles

The last year and a half, HSE has been doing a Pilot and Demonstration Activity (PDA) funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Sitio Pulo, Tanza, Navotas. The objective of the project is to come up with innovative design and planning solutions to support the development of disaster-resilient communities in flood prone areas. Out of this project, HSE together with the SAMASAISIP, the people’s organization in the community were able to build a bamboo bridge that connected the island to the Navotas mainland, retrofit the community’s old wooden bridge, and build two community facilities namely the livelihood center and multipurpose center. A knowledge sharing forum was hosted by ADB last April. For more information about the forum, please follow this link. For more information about the Pilot and Demonstration Activity Project, please download the project completion report here.

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HSE is Looking for a Program Staff

The Human Settlements and Environment Program of TAO-Pilipinas, Inc. is looking for a program staff who will be tasked to do design development and construction supervision of evacuation center and small infrastructures. The project areas are in Rodriguez, Taytay, San Mateo, Navotas, and Quezon City.


  1. Assist in the planning and design consultation process with stakeholders;
  2. Draft design development drawings based on the results of consultation;
  3. Assist in coordination meetings with engineering consultants and undertake the necessary revisions to the plans;
  4. Coordinate with consultants for the completion of contract documents and other requirements of the project;
  5. Submit and follow-up release of applications for necessary permits for the construction and occupancy/use of the infrastructure.
  6. Supervise project construction in coordination with the local community.
  7. Ensure that delivery of outputs is according to specifications and approved time table.
  8. Consult the HSE Program Director on matters requiring decisions to implement changes in construction projects.

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HSE Update Issue 3

HSE UpdateThe latest issue of HSE Update is now out and ready for download. For this issue, an update is given on Post-Typhoon Pedring Response. An article written by MASAGANA PO Leaders is also featured. The article talks about their search for security of tenure for their community. The issue also tackles other technical assistance projects done by TAO-Pilipinas through the HSE Program. To download HSE Update Issue 3 just click on the picture.

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HSE Update Issue No. 2

hse update issue 2HSE Update Issue No. 2 is now available for download. In this issue, the extent of the damages brought by Typhoon Pedring to our Navotas communities is featured. Photos of the damage assessment done by TAO-Pilipinas after the onslaught of Pedring is also shown in this issue. Details of  where to donate your monetary donations are also in this issue. To download the latest issue, please follow this link.

We are still accepting donations such food packages (rice, noodles, canned goods, etc.), clean and usable clothes, old tarpaulins, and usable pots and pans in our office located at 27-A Matiyaga Street, Barangay Central, Diliman, Quezon City.

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1st Issue of HSE Update

HSE Update Issue 01The 1st issue of HSE Update is now out. HSE Update is the quarterly e-newsletter of the Human Settlements and Environment Program. This e-newsletter will give updates about activities and projects being done by the Human Settlements and Environment Program. To view and download HSE Update, please click here.

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