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    Corporations help SAFER Foundation mount Fundraising Bazaar for disaster victims

    U.P. Town Center and Aji Events Management Services helped organize the Buyanihan Summer Bazaar, raising 137,105 to support the work of  SAFER Foundation in local emergency response.Manila, Philippines – The Buyanihan Summer Bazaar was held at U.P. Town Center last March 30 to 31, 2019.   Read More...

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    Vince Rapisura is SAFER goodwill ambassador

    Quezon City – Financial Wealth Expert and Host of Usapang Pera Vince Rapisura signed a contract with SAFER Foundation last February 19, 2019 to become its first official goodwill ambassador. Also present during the event are SAFER Board member Benedict Balderama (Executive Director, PHILSSA), Executive Committee Members Roselle Rasay (Executive Director, CODE-NGO) and Kevin Lee (Convenor, HRC). As a DRRM and development practitioner, Vince expressed his support to SAFER and how it targets ...  Read More...

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    UP Town Center hosts first local NGO fundraising bazaar

    SAFER Foundation is inviting small to medium enterprises to help build a SAFER Philippines by joining the Buyanihan Summer Bazaar in UP Town Center Activity Center A this March 30-31, 2019. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to disaster-affected communities.The event is sponsored by UP Town Center and Aji Events Management Services. Interested small to medium enterprise merchants can sign up at: Media Partner: DZUP 1602For inquiries, email ajemir.vir@gm...  Read More...

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    Seaoil Foundation Supports Local NGOs’ Call for Private Sector Investment in Emergency Response

    Last February 11, 2019, the Shared Aid Fund for Emergency Response (SAFER) Foundation held “Typhoon Ompong: Recovery and Rehabilitation Project”, a discussion on humanitarian funding for ongoing humanitarian initiatives with corporations and their foundations. Founded by CODE-NGO, Humanitarian Response Consortium and NASSA/Caritas Philippines, SAFER is the first joint fundraising initiative in the Philippines that supports local NGOs providing relief and assistance to disaster-affected communiti...  Read More...

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    Appeal Report: Tropical Depression Usman

    Appeal Report: Tropical Depression Usman Strong winds and continuous rains damaged the homes and livelihoods of residents in Baco, Oriental Mindoro. Kaunsayan Formation for Community Development, Inc. (KAFCODE), a local NGO based in Oriental Mindoro assessed 7 barangays.   Read More...

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March 16, 2018 - SAFER and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs  (UN OCHA) met to discuss the localization of humanitarian action in the country.

OCHA is part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA and its community of development agencies/governments welcome conversations on localization and strengthening the synergy between international and local humanitarian actors for sustainability and long-term development.

To know more about UN OCHA and their work here in the country, please visit



After a long but productive afternoon discussing localized disaster response, resource mobilization, and organizational set-up, we are happy to welcome Mr. Egad Ligon, Executive Director of IDEALS and Ms. Zenaida Delica-Wilison, President of Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP) as members of our board.

Family Conversations for Marawi Recovery & Rehabilitation

Members of the SAFER team attended the Family Conversations (FamCon) for Marawi Recovery & Rehab activity last 24th of January 2018 in Iligan City.

Family Conversations is a one-day activity which gathers at least 20 families and includes profiling, psychosocial activities, awareness raising on health rights, consultations on Marawi rehabilitation and commitment building. This allows Internally Displaced Persons or IDPs to raise their concerns in a safer, non-judgemental environment among peers.

The activity was conducted by CODE-NGO's DRRM Coordination Hub members in Region 10 and ARMM. Also present were leaders  MINCODE, Agri-Aqua Development Coalition (AADC), Al Mujadillah Development Foundation (AMDF), Coalition of Bangsamoro Civil Society Organizations (CBCS), Maradeca, Balay Mindanaw Foundation (BMFI), Kalimudan Foundation, CODE-NGO and Christian Aid.

MINCODE has trained 4 batches of Family Conversations facilitators and conducted family conversations in 10 municipalities in Lanao del Sur. FamCon will continue until March 2018.

 photos courtesy of Ivy Marian Panganiban