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September 2015

Launch of the French Chamber Foundation

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Six months after President Hollande announced the conversion of France-Philippines United Action (FP-UA) into the French Chamber Foundation, the organization has officially been presented to the members of the Filipino-French business community. On September 9, 2015, the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines announced the creation of its Foundation, which will perpetuate the actions of FP-UA. This launch was made official during a breakfast meeting organized by the French Chamber in partnership with Banco De Oro, Inc. to welcome the French expatriates back to Manila after their summer break. This announcement comes 6 months after French President François Hollande visited the Philippines in order to build diplomatic momentum ahead of the COP21 Climate Change conference, which will be held in Paris at the end of the year. During his meeting with the French and Filipino business community on February 26, 2015, President Hollande highlighted the work of…

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The MoU for Site 3 has been signed and the project in Bogo is thus set to start

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On September 8 2015, the Memorandum of Agreement which binds Cités-Unies France, France Philippines-United Action, Habitat for Humanity and the Municipality of Bogo was signed by Mayor Celestino E. Martinez Jr. of Bogo City ; thereby officially launching FP-UA’s Site 3 project.   This site will be located on a 1 hectare lot in barangay Cayang, in the municipality of Bogo situated in the north of Cebu Island. The village will include 100 houses on the same model  as the houses already buit on Site 1 in barangay Agujo. This hyperbolic paraboloid house design was developed by Architect E. Florentino after typhoon Haiyan in order to resist to intensity 8 earthquakes and high velocity 275-300kph winds. The NGO Habitat for Humanity, to which Architect Florentino offered the design model, will be in charge of building the facilities. In addition to these 100 houses, a multi-purpose center and a basketball court will…

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