On April 12 2016, the French Ambassador, H.E. Thierry Mathou, and his wife hosted a cocktail in honour of the Foundation France Philippines-United Action. The guests included French and Filipino companies, NGO representatives and the Senator Christophe-André Frassa who was visiting Manila.
The FP-UA Foundation was presented at this occasion by its President, Philippe Gauthier, and the programs for 2016 were launched. This year, the Foundation will focus on finishing its third French village in Bogo City, North of Cebu. It is a village including 46 disaster-resilient houses and a multi-purpose center. It will benefit more than 200 people who until now live in extremely precarious conditions and in zones highly at risk during typhoons. The Foundation would also like to extend the scope of projects it supports to issues such as children welfare, livelihood and health.
In the words of the French Ambassador: “FP-UA is unique because it is a symbol of French solidarity that seeks to link two usually-separate words: the business and humanitarian communities.”