Philippines Recovery Efforts Led by Local Experts

by De La Salle University
Jul 5, 2013

DRRM update as of june 2013

The Center for Social Concern and Action tries its hands on pilot testing a food security approach at Lian, Batangas.

COSCA continued its support and monitoring activities to three (3) pilot barangays of Bungahan, San Diego and Cumba last June 2013. 

It is in Brgy. Bungahan that COSCA introduced the concept of food security by encouraging the local residents to establish a vegetable garden. The idea is simple. Have the residents grow typical vegetables they use as viands for their meals. They tend it like the usual garden. Fruits and other produce can be harvested during lean season or during periods of typhoon.  Vegetables and root crops include Eggplants, Squash, Corn, Okra, and Sweet Potato.

A tree planting event was conducted in Brgy. San Diego and participated in by its local residents and members of the BDRRMC.  Native tree species were used and planted along critical areas within the brgy to help prevent the effects of floodings, soil erosion and others.

Farm tools and a tree planting event was done in Brgy. Cumba.

A follow up visit was conducted by the team last June 18, 2013 at the three (3) pilot barangays Banawang, Pag-asa and Ibaba, all of Bagac, Bataan. 


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Organization Information

De La Salle University

Location: Manila, NCR - Philippines
Project Leader:
Lourdes Melegrito
Director, Center for Social Concern and Action
Manila, National Capital Region Philippines
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