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July 2015

France-Philippines United Action thanks Ambassador Gilles Garachon for his support.

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The French coordination structure building villages for the victims of typhoon Haiyan bids farewell to H.E. Gilles Garachon who launched the project back in November 2013 and supported its development into a foundation.   After spending three years in the Philippines, H.E. French Ambassador Gilles Garachon will leave the country at the end of the month. The members and partners of France-Philippines United Action (FP-UA), a platform coordinating post-Haiyan rehabilitation projects led by the French business sector, gathered on July 28 to bid their last farewell to the French Ambassador as well as to thank him for his strong support for their projects. In fact, the idea of creating a structure in charge of coordinating the relief and rehabilitation initiatives of the French business community after typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines came from the Ambassador himself, just a few days after the disaster in November 2013. On November 8, 2013,…

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Updates on our projects (As of July 2015)

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Site 1, barangay Agujo in Daanbantayan: The construction of the 74 houses and the Multi-Purpose Center have been completed. The last phase needed is the site development (construction of concrete roads and sidewalks, drainage and water distribution system etc) in order for beneficiary families to move in. Thanks to Lafarge and Megacem’s donations, the construction works for site development are now funded and the village will soon be completed.This last phase will be executed by SERGS Cooperative, a partner of Habitat for Humanity Philippines, and will take 2-3 months. Site 2, barangay Paypay in Daanbantayan: The construction of the 148 houses on Site 2 are well under way with 75% of the site now complete. The constructions of the multipurpose center and the clinic are expected to start this coming month (July). This site should be ready for turnover by September this year.     Site 3, barangay Cayang in…

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