Disaster Relief Operations and Donations to Calamities

 

Gawad KATUBIGAN Program

The Gawad KATUBIGAN (KAakibat na TUlong sa Bayan para sa Inuming KailanGAN) is one of the Bank’s disaster relief efforts which provides access to clean drinking water specially in disaster-stricken communities.

The program provides water filtration systems along with technology transfer to capacitate disaster-prone, disaster-stricken, and hard to reach communities, which is implemented in partnership with Waves For Water (W4W), an international Non-government Organization (NGO) recognized by the United Nations (UN). 

To date, the Gawad KATUBIGAN has already reached the following milestones:

Relief Operations and Financial Assistance for Local Government Units (LGUs)

Because local government units (LGUs) are one of the most important priority sectors of the Bank, LANDBANK provides donations and/or financial assistance, and conducts relief operations during disasters and calamities. The Bank has already helped LGUs affected by disasters such as Typhoon Yolanda, the recent Marawi Siege, Mt. Mayon Eruption, and the Bohol earthquake among many others.

To date, this effort has already achieved the following highlights:

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The Bank’s disaster response program, Gawad KATUBIGAN, was recognized by the international global organization Waves For Water (W4W) for its devotion and commitment in providing access to clean water and promoting health and overall well-being to the underserved communities and disaster –stricken areas in the Philippine countryside.