Regional Partners

SOUTHERN TAGALOG PEOPLE’S RESPONSE CENTER (STPRC) – is a non-stock, non-profit non-government organization that focuses on Community-Based Development-Oriented Disaster Response (CBDR-DR) among marginalized sectors in Region 4, commonly called as the Southern Tagalog Region in the Philippines, that actively promotes the genuine development of the poor and marginalized sectors by building empowered communities that have a higher capacity and confidence in preparing for and responding to emergency situations brought about by natural and human-made disasters, are better equipped to collectively recover from and manage post-disaster situations, and are actively working towards building pro-active and resilient communities that are less vulnerable to both natural and manmade disasters.

ORGANIC FARMING FIELD EXPERIMENTAL & RESOURCE STATION – PANAY – is a non-profit organization working with farmers and their communities develop sustainable agriculture and appropriate technology. Currently it is involved in building food security with people’s organizations in 41 communities all over Panay Island.

The food security program aims to improve the availability of food in 41 communities in Panay Island through increased household’s capacity to buy food, increased access to productive land and increased agricultural productivity. The main activities to achieve this aim are: (1) capability building trainings; (2) sustainable agriculture and appropriate technology-related trainings; (3) resource assistance; and (4) community-based initiatives.

LEYTE CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENT (LCDE) – is primarily a disaster response non-government and development-oriented organization (NGDO) working towards a citizenry-based disaster response and sustainable community development.

LCDE envisions an Eastern Visayas region where the people and their communities are free and able to decide for themselves on issues that affect them as they actively and meaningfully participate in the total process of developing a truly just and humane Philippine society.

LCDE commits to empower the basic and marginalized sectors and their communities, for them to be disaster prepared and capable in collectively rehabilitating themselves after every disaster and sustaining their efforts towards a better quality of life.

CEBUBOHOL RELIEF AND REHABILITATION CENTER, INC. (CRRC) – is a private non-stock, non-profit, community-based and development-oriented agency. Its primary concern is the capacitating of vulnerable communities in addressing their vulnerabilities and to extend relief and rehabilitation services to the marginalized sectors victimized and or displaced by natural calamities and man-made disasters.

CRRC covers the provinces of Cebu and Bohol. It relates with an organized group of displaced families and people’s organizations in disaster-prone and afflicted areas. Principal beneficiaries of CRRC are the marginalized sectors (farmers, workers, fisherfolk, urban poor, women and children) displaced due to the natural calamities and/or man-made disasters.

PAMALAKAYA – is an alliance of activist fisherfolk groups in the country with over 100,000 individual members and 43 provincial chapters. It was formalized as a federation on December 7, 1987 where it held its first national congress.

As a national federation of fisherfolk organizations, Pamalakaya maintains regional chapters and offices in Central Luzon, Southern Tagalog, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Negros Island, Panay and Guimaras, Far South Mindanao and Northern Mindanao. It is a member of the biggest international organization of small fishermen known as World Forum of Fisher People (WFFP), as well as active member of the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS) and the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC). It is also a core group member of an international militant global platform of small-scale fisherfolk organizations that is the International Fisherfolk and Fish Workers’ Coalition (IFWC).

BALSA Mindanao (Bulig alang sa Mindanao/Help for Mindanao) – is a citizen-led response to humanitarian and environmental crises brought about by natural and human-made disasters and calamities. ‘Balsa’ means ‘bamboo water raft’ or ‘carabao-drawn cart’. Both symbolize the people’s resilience and determination to survive. It takes inspiration, and is a continuation, of the national disaster response called BALSA (Bayanihan alay sa Sambayanan) in the aftermath of Typhoon Ondoy in Luzon in 2008. It served as one of the broadest and most sustained relief and rehabilitation efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Sendong (Washi) which hit Northern Mindanao in 2011. BALSA Mindanao is a people’s mobilization for disaster response and for climate justice advocacy. In the face of inept government systems for disaster prevention, mitigation and response, our core methodology is Community-Based Disaster Management (CBDM) which relies on grassroots people empowerment, organizing, and capacity-building. Alongside emergency response efforts, Balsa Mindanao employs long-term strategies and solutions to environmental plunder and climate change, mitigation, and adaptation.