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Vanessa Hans

Team David’s Salon races for FPUA

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Remember, last February, Team David’s Salon participated in the Tigasin Ronda Norte, a 600 km bike course from Manila-Pasig to Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. Upon completion the team received Php 100,000 which they chose to donate to the France-Philippines United Action Foundation. This course was actually just a warm-up for the team who is about to compete in the biggest challenge of their life. 3000 miles, 12 states, four rivers, three major mountains ranges, is what Team David’s Salon will be cycling through in taking part of Race Across America (RAAM). The race will start in Oceanside, California on June 17. The team has 9 days to reach the finish line in Annapolis, Maryland. Impossible, you think? Nothing is for this first mixed relay team to represent Southeast Asia and the Philippines in the world’s toughest and longest time trial race. Team David’s Salon, is comprised of two males and two female cyclists: Guillaume D’Aboville,…

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FPUA Board of trustees is elected !

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The members of France-Philippines United Action Foundation elected the FPUA board of trustees during the FPUA Annual General Meeting held on April 24, 2017. The directors are elected for a period of 1 year. President : Mr Philippe Gauthier; EuroAsia Vice-President : Ms Isabelle Nilo; In’Events Vice-President : Mr Chito Poblete Treasurer : Mr Cyril Rocke Corporate Secretary : Mr Victor C. Janolino  

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June 6: “In the Middle” – fundraiser for FPUA

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Following the success of the Circus Show last year, France-Philippines United Action Foundation (FPUA), is once again partnering with Alliance Française de Manille. This year, we are bringing The Swaggers to Manila for a unique dance show. The exclusively female hip-hop group will be performing on June 6 in Samsung Hall, SM Aura at 8PM, as part of their asian tour. With their famous show “In the Middle”, the french group changed the game in the hip-hop industry mostly dominated by men, and will prove you that women can definitely “own the place”  .The Swaggers is led by choreographer Marion Motin, who has worked with Madonna, Stromae, and Christine and the Queens and performed with the great contemporary choreographers such as Angelin Preljocaj and Blanca Li. The 7 dancers will bring to you a movie-like performance you have never seen before where light is a key part of the show and is omnipresent. Watch the…

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86% completion for the construction of houses on site 3

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  Over 46 units, 32 have already been completed. 14 units still ongoing and ready for: wall concrete coring, wall plastering, pouring of concrete Hypar roof slab, installation of electrical, Plumbing & septic vaults. Wall painting, installation of doors and windows. The rehabilitation site being built in barangay Cayang in Bogo city in northern Cebu is the third project of France-Philippines United Action Foundation. France-Philippines United Action Foundation is providing healthy and safe housing solutions for communities affected and vulnerable to natural disasters. The unique architecture of the houses made them resilient to earthquake up to intensity 8 and winds up to 275 km/h.   If you are interested by our project and would like to participate in improving lives of victims of disasters by sponsoring families to move into disaster-resilient houses, you may contact the Foundation at elodie.turpin@ccifrance-philippines.org. We would like to thank all our donors; companies, organizations, individual donors; who are contributing to…

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Updates: Construction on site 3 is closed to completion

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The rehabilitation site being built in barangay Cayang in Bogo city in northern Cebu is the third project of France-Philippines United Action Foundation. This project is part of a bigger program named “Building back better” which aimed to offer safe and resilient homes to communities affected and vulnerable to natural disasters. As of end of January 2017, 6 units are already completed and 40 units are all at different level of construction. Some units have primers and are ready for topcoat, others are ready for painting when the days get dry and some are partially painted. There are also units ready for installation of roofing. The rainy weather in Cebu in December 2016 and this January 2017 delayed the construction. As the roads were slippery and the field muddy, the construction moved slowly during this period. The summer season about to start in the Philippines will be able to give the final kick to the construction of the…

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Team David’s Salon raised Php 100,000 for FPUA

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This week-end, Team David’s Salon participated to the Ronda Norte 600, the first ride for a cause by Northern Cement Corporation organized by Trisports Solutions Inc. On Sunday morning, the 6-woman/man team successfully completed the 600 km between Manila (Pasig) and Ilocos Norte (Pagudpud). They chose to donate the Php 100,000 raised, to support the France-Philippines United Action Foundation.   On the left: Team David’s Salon entering Laoag city in Ilocos Sur, on Sunday morning,On the right: Team is snacking at the last checkpoint before the finish line. Team David’s Salon arrives at Pagudpud at 11:00am and concludes their TRN600 journey! Thank you Team David’s Salon for choosing FP-UA Foundation, we look forward to follow you this June! Stand by for more updates on the race !        

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A Race to Support the FP-UA Foundation!

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Team David’s Salon will bike for France-Philippines United Action Foundation. The team has been selected to participate to the Ronda Norte 600, the first ride for a cause by Northern Cement Corporation organized by Trisports Solutions Inc., from February 16-19, 2017. Team David’s Salon has chosen to support the FP-UA Foundation. Once Team David’s Salon completes the 600 km between Manila and Pagudpud, they will receive Php 100 000  to be donated to their chosen cause.   For this new challenge, the team will be composed of 6 members who share the same passion : Cycling Thank you Team David’s Salon for choosing FP-UA Foundation, we look forward to follow you on your bikes! Stand by for more updates on the race ! Follow them on their journey to Pagudpud this February http://www.facebook.com/raam2017tds To know more about the race : http://www.tigasintriathlon.com/          

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Updates: more than 70% completion for the construction of houses on Site 3

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The houses being built on FP-UA’s Site 3 in Bogo City, barangay Cayang, north of Cebu Island, are getting closed to completion. According to our NGO partner, Habitat for Humanity Philippines, as of end of November 2016, 2 units were already completed since the month of July 2016 and 44 units were all ongoing construction at various levels. The construction project is now at 73% accomplishment. The construction of the units should be completed by the first quarter of 2017. FP-UA is now welcoming donations for the site development. In order for the beneficiary families to be able to move in, the Foundation needs funds to provide them with essential and basic needs such as electricity, water, and a set of simple furniture (bed, tables and chairs). To raise the necessary funds, the Foundation is offering companies or organizations to be part of our “Sponsor a Family” program. With a donation of Php…

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Meet our Beneficiaries

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Last November 14, the French photographer Arthur Perset visited the villages of FP-UA in Cebu. He met some of the future beneficiaries of the site currently being built in Bogo City and listened to their stories. He also talked to the current beneficiaries of our very first village, the “French Village” in barangay Agujo in Daanbantayan where 76 families now live. Here are their stories. Future beneficiary families from barangay Sambag in Bogo City   Ongoing constructions in barangay Cayang in Bogo where the Foundation’s relocation project is located   Visit to the first rehabilitation village of FP-UA in Daanbantayan Municipality, also in the north of Cebu Island We would like to thank Arthur Perset for taking and sharing these photos.    

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The funds raised during SB 2016 will enable two families to move into disaster-resilient houses

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During Soirée Beaujolais 2016, which took place last Tuesday November 29 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, the FP-UA Foundation organised a silent auction which proceeds will be used to help complete the construction of it’s third disaster-resilient village in Bogo City, in the north of Cebu Island. The village, once completed, will welcome 46 families who are former victims of typhoon Haiyan. Top celebrity Solenn Heussaff as well as up and coming local artists, Piaget Martelino, Alfonso Recto and Chris Verayo, each donated one of their artworks for the occasion. The funds raised by the end of the night are enough to enable two families to move into their disaster-resilient houses; complete with electricity as well as running water. At the moment, the construction of the houses, which is financed by Cités-Unies France, is nearing 70% completion. However, the village will still need to be connected to electricity as well…

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