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MANILA, 16 June 2014 – The head of one of the world’s leading property developers today called on business enterprises to take advantage of new market opportunities in products and services that address disaster risk reduction. The President of SM Prime, Mr Hans Sy, told a forum of 60 Philippines private enterprises that forging mutually beneficial pub…
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10 November 2014
BANGKOK, 10 November 2014 - A dream came true for more than 200 families from Bogo city in Cebu yesterday when they received the keys to their new homes, a year after the most powerful typhoon to make landfall in the Philippines destroyed their old houses last November. The 200 houses officially handed over yesterday are the first of the 1,000 houses t…
MANILA, 11 November 2014 - The first anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan which took the lives of 6,300 people and resulted in US$ 10 billion in economic losses, was the impetus for a gathering of 130 chief executives, middle managers and government officials to discuss building resilience to disasters yesterday in Manila. Taking the recovery lessons from sup…
MANILA, 17 March 2014 – A leading member of UNISDR’s global private sector partnership is rehousing 1,000 families badly affected by Typhoon Haiyan in new communities that are designed to have soul and safety in equal measure. SM Prime Holdings Inc, the country’s largest mall operator has commenced building its first “SM Cares Village” in Bogo, Northern…