Community-based training: CorDisRDS approach to raise consciousness of vulnerable communities

“It is the first time that training like this has been conducted in our place. Most training were conducted in the town proper (Poblacion) so we are very thankful you came” said Mr. Felix Cadangan, the chairman of the Binasaran Farmers and Community Organization...
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Enhancing the Capacities of Indigenous Peoples Communities through Community-based Training

The CorDisRDS has been initiating series of training, workshops and discussions related to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in our program areas in the provinces of Abra, Benguet, Kalinga, Ifugao and Mountain Province. These activities enabled the members and officers of...
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Young Austrians visited Tanglag, a community of Indigenous Peoples in the Cordillera Region

The Cordillera generally conjures beautiful landscape; rich natural resources and hospitality of the people. The issues behind the positive repute were precisely what the young Austrians learned and experienced during their short stay in Tanglag. Lubuagan, Kalinga....
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PfR towards building resilient communities: The Kayan West Experience

Kayan West is one of the 19 barangays that comprise the municipality of Tadian in Mountain Province. The community is inhabited by the Kankanaey, one of the many indigenous peoples collectively known as the Igorot who call the Cordillera region their home. The...
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CorDisRDS conducts community-based disaster management training in Loakan Proper

The training, which was organized by the Cordillera Disaster Response and Development Services, Inc. (CorDisRDS), served as kick-off activity for a series of DRR related activities that will be conducted in 3 urban poor communities in Baguio City. CorDisRDS is a...
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Typhoon Ineng Hit the Cordillera Region

Typhoon Ineng Hit the Cordillera Region

SITUATIONAL REPORT ON TYPHOON “INENG” INTERNATIONAL NAME “GONI” (August 24, 2015) As of 11:00 PM  August 23, 2015, Typhoon  Ineng (international name “Goni”) is located 525 Km Northeast of Basco, Batanes with a strength of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up...

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Growing up in a less privileged family has not only offered financial and academic challenges, but also helped me realized the value of college education

For the past 4 years in college, the Integrated Education Assistance Program (IEAP) was a great help to me and my family. My family is living in a hand-to- mouth existence and sending me and my siblings in college is very difficult. The program of the CORDIS inspired...
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Integrated Educational Assistance Program

"..I was in school for so long and this is my third course and was able to graduate. The previous courses that was taken before are heap and to just have a college degree. I was mistaken! I never graduated due to lack of financial resources and had to look for work to...
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Integrated Educational Assistance Program

"I challenged my co-grantees to serve as models to the others to emulate, being poor should drive excel and be service while being a professional should not be use to oppress others." Lily N. Safilo, MedTech 2003; Working with Provincial Health Unit in Mountain...
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INTEGRATED EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (IEAP)

“At first, I wanted to work abroad but after graduating and passed the licensure examination, I went back to my province to work and help my province mates. This is one of the things I learn in IEAP– TO SERVE THE PEOPLE” – Chester Tuazon, BSN,RN, Baguio Central...
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INTEGRATED EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (IEAP)

I was worried that I would not continue my studies due to financial problem I stopped going to school for a semester to find work and saves for next school year, while working I applied for the program and luckily I was accepted, this makes me more determined to...
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