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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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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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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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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 construction of the houses on Site 3 is nearly 50% complete

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The constructions on FP-UA’s Site 3 in Bogo City, north of Cebu Island, continue to make quick progress. According to our NGO partner, Habitat for Humanity Philippines, as of the first week of August, the 46 units were all ongoing construction on different levels of accomplishments. Based on previous site evaluation (August 10), the construction project has now a general average of 49-50% accomplishment. Construction activities were: wall coring, floor slab concreting, installation of forms & scaffolding’s, installation of electrical roughing-ins and excavation of septic vaults (tank).     The main donor for this site is Cités-Unies France which is funding the construction of the 46 units. The construction of the units should be completed by the beginning of next year. This village, once completed, will welcome 46 families former victims of typhoon Haiyan and still living in extremely precarious conditions in zones at risks (for example by the sea shore). Even though…

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French donors, Red Cross, Habitat come together for storm victims

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DAANBANTAYAN, Cebu—At least 200 families that were displaced by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) woke up to brand new homes almost two years to the day the killer storm devastated the Visayas. It was a day of gladness as well as sadness as residents remembered what happened when Yolanda hit land on Nov. 8, 2013, destroying their homes and livelihood. Fernanda Cuyos recalled that before the onslaught of the typhoon, her family—including two of their grandchildren, aged 3 and 7—evacuated to the extension campus of Cebu Technological University (CTU). “We were very scared. When Yolanda blew off the roof of the CTU gymnasium, we had to run to another building. After the typhoon passed, we checked our house and found that it was destroyed when two coconut trees fell on it,” said Cuyos. Yolanda had made them anxious of typhoons, afraid that they might go through the same harrowing experience…

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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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