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Tanza Relocation Site

RATIONALE AND BRIEF BACKGROUND: The massive destruction of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) last November 2013 brought Habitat for Humanity Philippines and various local government units, private corporations, organizations and indivuduals together to help rebuild the lives of families affected by the disaster. Barangay Sulangan in the town of Bantayan in Bantayan Island, northern [...]

Rebuild Philippines: Yolanda (Haiyan)

RATIONALE AND BRIEF BACKGROUND: The massive destruction of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) last November 2013 brought Habitat for Humanity Philippines and various local government units, private corporations, organizations and indivuduals together to help rebuild the lives of families affected by the disaster. Barangay Sulangan in the town of Bantayan in Bantayan Island, northern [...]

Stonewell

BACKGROUND: The Philippines has a housing backlog of around 5 million. This number does not take into account families affected by both natural and man- made calamities which strike the Philippines every year. Therefore, millions of Filipinos lack access to permanent and decent housing and if there is no intervention to this national issue, the [...]

Pasig 2

RATIONALE AND BRIEF BACKGROUND: Thousands of informal settler families live in houses made of light materials along Metro Manila’s waterways, particularly the Pasig River. These make shift houses easily deteriorate and offer little or no protection, as areas on or near waterways are easily prone to flooding when rain and storms affect the city. Habitat’s [...]

Pasig 1

RATIONALE AND BRIEF BACKGROUND: Thousands of informal settler families live in houses made of light materials along Metro Manila’s waterways, particularly the Pasig River. These make shift houses easily deteriorate and offer little or no protection, as areas on or near waterways are easily prone to flooding when rain and storms affect the city. Habitat’s [...]

Karismaville

RATIONALE AND BRIEF BACKGROUND: In early 2000, the Philippine National Railway opted to renovate railways located in Malabon City. Thousands of families at the time lived beside those affected train tracks, in makeshift houses made of ply board as walls and corrugated iron as roofs. Habitat’s Karismaville site is intended to provide decent homes for [...]

Rebuild Bohol

RATIONALE AND BRIEF BACKGROUND: The Rebuild Bohol project aims to assist families in areas affected by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that rocked the province in October 2013. Habitat for Humanity Philippines is partnering with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), local government units in the province, relief and recovery agencies, and corporate donors to [...]

Bistekville 4

RATIONALE AND BRIEF BACKGROUND: Housing the largest number of informal settlers in the country, Quezon City* has more than 200,000 families** living in areas considered danger zones – 80% of which are informal settlers. Many of those families live in patched-up houses made of salvaged materials they find in dump sites. Habitat’s Bistekville 4 site [...]

Bistekville 1

RATIONALE AND BRIEF BACKGROUND: Housing the largest number of informal settlers in the country, Quezon City has more than 200,000 families living in areas considered danger zones – 80% of which are informal settlers. Many of those families live in patched- up houses made of salvaged materials they find in dump sites. Furthermore, only 35% [...]

French Habitat Daanbantayan Village

RATIONALE AND BRIEF BACKGROUND: The “hypar” house design is intended to withstand up to 275kmh winds and Intensity VIII earthquakes. The smooth-curved shape of the roof, and its concrete make-up deflects typhoon-speed winds; with the cement “bulb” footing reaching the depth of the hardest part of the earth, the houses also remain stiff against earthquakes. [...]