41 BALA'I Shelter Units Turned Over to Yolanda Survivors

The 41 BALA'I (Building Appropriate Living Abode + Innovation) core shelter units with toilet, water catchment and kitchen facilities were formally turned-over in a symbolic ceremony on November 12 to 41 household Yolanda Survivors in Barangays Batug and Alegre, Dulag Leyte. The project of EcoWEB is done in partnership with Ecotektonika (a designing firm of architects based in Manila) with the support of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) of USA - the major donor the project. Additional donors include Robert and Jess Henley of the UK for the one shelter unit and Graeme Thain of Scotland and some other individual donors who contributed in the completion of the water and sanitation facilities. 

The symbolic turn-over of the shelter units was done by Executive Director Regina Salvador and Board of Trustees member Elsa Maquiling with project staff on behalf of ECOWEB, Architects Rowena Ramos and Leni Ramos on behalf of Ecotektonika, and Ms. Krizanti Cruzado on behalf of MCC. 

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DA recognize ECOWEB and partners efforts to help livelihoods recovery of Yolanda-affected communities

The Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala with Senator Cynthia Villar, BFAR National Director Asis Perez, DA-8 Regional Executive Director Bernadette San Juan awarded ECOWEB Plaque of Recognition "for its invaluable support and contribution to the rehabilitation efforts of the Department of Agriculture and its attached agencies in uplifting the lives of the farmers and fisherfolks in Typhoon-Yolanda affected municipalities of Region 8." ECOWEB Executive Director Regina Antequisa did receive the plaque on behalf of ECOWEB. Antequisa was accompanied by the Regional Agri-Fiehsries Council (RAFC) Chair Ed Codilla in receiving the award. 

RAFC-8 is the main local partner of ECOWEB in the implementation of its agri-fisheries livelihoods recovery program that aims to build the resiliency of affected communities whose livelihoods were heavily damaged by Typhoon Yolanda on Nov. 8, 2013.

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Kapai LGU Commits to Support Mandulog Watershed Protection

Kapai LGU staff Naidz, facilitating the programHaving 25% stake with 25% of the Mandulog watershed belonging to Kapai, the Mandulog Riverbasin Management Council representatives and stakeholders from Iligan City went to Kapai on Oct 21 to conduct the 8th stakeholders consultation on field. 

For. Arnulfo Osio of the DENR-10 presented the overview of Mandulog Riverbasin management program and EcoWEB Executive Director, Regina Antequisa, provided some updates and facilitated the plenary discussion and planning that was aimed to actively involve the Kapai LGU and other stakeholders in Lanao del Sur.

Mayor Hamza Gaurake of the Municipality of Kapai warmly welcomed the delegates and expressed all out support to the initiative. It was noted that the hosting of said consultation is the concrete start of LGU's support to the Mandulog watershed protection. Mayor Gaurake shared about the "New Kapai" that his administration is trying to project and also shared about the disaster impact of Typhoon Sendong in his municipality.  He appreciated the group's visit that he hopes would help project the new face of Kapai to all people who have not personally visited his place yet.

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