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August 2016

The construction of the houses on Site 3 is nearly 50% complete

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The constructions on FP-UA’s Site 3 in Bogo City, north of Cebu Island, continue to make quick progress.

According to our NGO partner, Habitat for Humanity Philippines, as of the first week of August, the 46 units were all ongoing construction on different levels of accomplishments. Based on previous site evaluation (August 10), the construction project has now a general average of 49-50% accomplishment.

Construction activities were: wall coring, floor slab concreting, installation of forms & scaffolding’s, installation of electrical roughing-ins and excavation of septic vaults (tank).

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The main donor for this site is Cités-Unies France which is funding the construction of the 46 units. The construction of the units should be completed by the beginning of next year.

This village, once completed, will welcome 46 families former victims of typhoon Haiyan and still living in extremely precarious conditions in zones at risks (for example by the sea shore). Even though the typhoon swept through the Philippines nearly three years ago, its effects are still felt today with hundreds of families who lost their roofs still living in flimsy shelters that will unlikely stand the next impact.

Before handing the keys to the beneficiary families, FP-UA needs to find contributors to fund the site development (installation of water, electricity etc) in order to complete the project and for the beneficiary families to finally be able to move in their newly built houses.

The foundation has thus set up a “Sponsor a Family” program: with a donation of Php 150,000, a company or organisation can enable one of these families to move into one of these disaster and earthquake resistant homes. As of today, 12 families have been sponsored:

– SYD Conseil is sponsoring 1 family,

– a personal donation (wishing to stay anonymous) sponsoring 1 family,

– Pernod Ricard is sponsoring 5 families,

– Worldwide Food Distribution Limited is sponsoring 1 family,

– Maxime Lemaitre, Managing Director of Worldwide Food Distribution Limited, is sponsoring 1 family,

– DataOne Asia (Philippines) is sponsoring 1 family,

– Republic Cement is sponsoring 1 family,

– Megacem is sponsoring 1 family.

– the Wong Chu King Foundation will sponsor 1 family.

The FP-UA Foundation is thus looking for contributors to sponsor 34 additional beneficiary families. The companies sponsoring our project will have their names and logos included in all our marketing collaterals and communication to the Filipino-French community about the project. The company would also receive a photo of the sponsored family in front of their new house at the inauguration.

Once completed, the village will also serve as a refuge for the surrounding communities. In fact, our first two villages in Daanbantayan served as evacuation centres during the last storms in the region.

If you are interested to contribute to the “Sponsor a Family Program” and help victims of typhoon Haiyan to rebuild their lives in safe and secure houses, you can send an email to