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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Solenn Heussaff and top local artists paint for typhoon victims

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Three years after the tragedy of typhoon Haiyan, a group of local artists, among which top celebrity Solenn Heussaff, will auction off paintings in order to complete a disaster-resilient village for typhoon victims. Three years and other typhoons have passed since the powerful winds of typhoon Haiyan blew through the Visayas region in November 2013 ; displacing 14 million people and causing more than 6,000 fatalities. After all this time, the country is still recovering from the damages with thousands of those in its path struggling to rebuild their lives. Until today, most of Haiyan victims still live in flimsy shelters that are unlikely to withstand the next typhoon. Indeed, because of the Philippines’ location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and the intensifying effect of climate change, Haiyan unfortunately won’t be the last super typhoon the country will experience. Just a few weeks ago, supertyphoon Haima/Lawin made the top of…

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The FP-UA Foundation is recruiting a Project Manager

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The Foundation of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the France-Philippines United Action (FP-UA) Foundation, is looking to recruit a Project Manager to start on January 2, 2017 for a one year minimum contract. Job Description Situation in organisation Position reports: – directly to the Board of Directors   Job dimensions To coordinate and develop corporate social responsibility activities of the French Chamber and its partners. To communicate about such activities and increase visibility of the projects in order to drive more funds.   Activities Under the supervision of the Board of Directors   Coordination – Monitor on-going activities of each partner; – Monitor site development; – Manage stakeholder relationship including institutional partners, NGOs, government agencies, LGUs and private sector as well as all the donors; – Identify new possible projects; – Organise meetings with the Board of Directors and all the partners; – Organise milestone events such as…

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L’Institut asiatique du management (AIM) publie une étude sur les activités françaises de RSE aux Philippines

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L’Institut asiatique du management (Asian Institute of Management) en partenariat avec la fondation de la Chambre de Commerce Française aux Philippines, France-Philippines United Action (FP-UA), vient de compléter une étude sur les activités françaises de RSE (Responsabilité Sociale des Entreprises) aux Philippines. L’objectif de cette étude est de mettre en valeur les initiatives françaises en terme de RSE ainsi que de définir une approche “CSR” (Corporate Social Responsibility) propre aux compagnies françaises dans un pays étranger. En effet, tandis que les compagnies américaines ont une pratique “CSR” bien développée depuis de nombreuses années, ce concept est encore nouveau au sein de la communauté d’affaires française. Néanmoins, établies dans un pays prône aux catastrophes naturelles et confronté à de nombreux défis en terme de développement, les compagnies françaises aux Philippines cherchent de plus en plus à contribuer de leur manière et développent ainsi leur propre identité RSE. Neuf compagnies ont complété…

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The Asian Institute of Management publishes a study on French CSR in the PH

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The Asian Institute of Management partnered with the Foundation of the French Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, France-Philippines United Action, to conduct a study on French Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in the country. The aim of this study was to highlight the different French CSR initiatives in the Philippines and an attempt at defining a “French way” of approaching CSR. Indeed, while American companies have practiced Corporate Social Responsibility extensively over many years, it largely remains a new concept in the French business community. However, in a country prone to natural disasters and facing development issues such as high levels of poverty and inclusive growth, French companies in the Philippines are also looking to contribute and develop their own CSR identity. Nine companies answered the questionnaire sent and agreed to sit down for an interview about their CSR projects and practices. The results have been assembled in a…

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