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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, a Frenchman living in the Philippines for more than three decades, Colin and Carmela Pearson, a Filipino-British couple, and Vanessa Bandoy Hans, a young French-Filipina. They are strongly supported by David’s Salon, Inc., Fuji Haya Electric, and LS Korea.

 

More than just a test of strength, endurance, and team dynamics, team David’s Salon want to raise both awareness and funds for a cause. They chose to support France-Philippines United Action Foundation and our projects to help typhoon Haiyan’s victims. Even though it has been almost four years since its landfall, many are still living in extremely precarious conditions. Currently, FPUA is focused on building its third rehabilitation village in Bogo City, Northern Cebu which will benefit 46 families. The Foundation is committed to continue its mission to build resilient communities and provide safe, decent living for all. In line with this, FPUA also developed Health and Child Welfare programs for the communities.

 

We are so excited to follow them on their bikes! Stay tuned for more updates! Don’t forget to check our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/frenchunitedaction/?fref=ts

Follow Team David’s Salon on their website, click  https://raceacrossamerica2017ph.wordpress.com/home/  or on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/raam2017tds/?fref=ts

To support the team and the Foundation you may contact us through email at:

elodie.turpin0@ccifrance-philippines.org

 

FPUA Board of trustees is elected !

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The members of France-Philippines United Action Foundation elected the FPUA board of trustees during the FPUA Annual General Meeting held on April 24, 2017. The directors are elected for a period of 1 year.

President : Mr Philippe Gauthier; EuroAsia

Vice-President : Ms Isabelle Nilo; In’Events

Vice-President : Mr Chito Poblete

Treasurer : Mr Cyril Rocke

Corporate Secretary : Mr Victor C. Janolino

 

June 6: “In the Middle” – fundraiser for FPUA

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Following the success of the Circus Show last year, France-Philippines United Action Foundation (FPUA), is once again partnering with Alliance Française de Manille. This year, we are bringing The Swaggers to Manila for a unique dance show.

The exclusively female hip-hop group will be performing on June 6 in Samsung Hall, SM Aura at 8PM, as part of their asian tour.
With their famous show “In the Middle”, the french group changed the game in the hip-hop industry mostly dominated by men, and will prove you that women can definitely “own the place”  .The Swaggers is led by choreographer Marion Motin, who has worked with Madonna, Stromae, and Christine and the Queens and performed with the great contemporary choreographers such as Angelin Preljocaj and Blanca Li.

The 7 dancers will bring to you a movie-like performance you have never seen before where light is a key part of the show and is omnipresent.

Watch the performance teaser here

Ticket prices are Php 1,000 for Orchestra seats, and Php 500 for Balcony seats. Half of the proceeds from tickets sold via FP-UA will go to the projects of the Foundation and will serve to our projects which aim to improve lives of underprivileged and vulnerable communities in the Philippines. For all single purchase of tickets from FPUA worth Php 20,000 you will become a partner of Alliance Française for 1 year. Your logo will be displayed on their website and your company will receive a special acknowledgment during the performance show.

Buy your tickets from FPUA already!

Don’t hesitate to share the event with your family, friends, colleagues.

For ticket orders and inquiries, please contact:

elodie.turpin@ccifrance-philippines.org

coordination@frenchunitedaction.ph

(02) 831 6374 to 77 loc. 109

86% completion for the construction of houses on site 3

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Over 46 units, 32 have already been completed. 14 units still ongoing and ready for: wall concrete coring, wall plastering, pouring of concrete Hypar roof slab, installation of electrical, Plumbing & septic vaults. Wall painting, installation of doors and windows.

The rehabilitation site being built in barangay Cayang in Bogo city in northern Cebu is the third project of France-Philippines United Action Foundation. France-Philippines United Action Foundation is providing healthy and safe housing solutions for communities affected and vulnerable to natural disasters. The unique architecture of the houses made them resilient to earthquake up to intensity 8 and winds up to 275 km/h.

 

If you are interested by our project and would like to participate in improving lives of victims of disasters by sponsoring families to move into disaster-resilient houses, you may contact the Foundation at elodie.turpin@ccifrance-philippines.org.

We would like to thank all our donors; companies, organizations, individual donors; who are contributing to improve lives of typhoon Haiyan victims by taking part of our project.

 

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 remaining 40 units.The construction of the units should be completed by the first semester of 2017.

 

FP-UA is 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 giving companies or organizations the opportunity to be part of our “Sponsor a Family” program. With a donation of Php 150 000, you will be able to allow one family to move to a safe and new home. The houses have been specially designed by a local architect and is unique at FPUA. The Hyperbolic Paraboloid House Design allow the houses to withstand up to intensity 8 earthquakes and 275-300 kilometer-per-hour winds.

Once completed, the village will also serve as a refuge for the surrounding communities like our two first site which were used as evacuation centers during the previous typhoons.

We would like to thank all our donors; companies, organizations, individual donors; who are contributing to improve lives of typhoon Haiyan victims by taking part of our project.

If you are interested to contribute to the “Sponsor a Family Program” and help victims of typhoon Haiyan to rebuild their lives in safe and secure houses, you may contact elodie.turpin@ccifrance-philippines.org.

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 !

 

 

 

 

A Race to Support the FP-UA Foundation!

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Team David’s Salon will bike for France-Philippines United Action Foundation. The team has been selected to participate to the Ronda Norte 600, the first ride for a cause by Northern Cement Corporation organized by Trisports Solutions Inc., from February 16-19, 2017. Team David’s Salon has chosen to support the FP-UA Foundation.

Once Team David’s Salon completes the 600 km between Manila and Pagudpud, they will receive Php 100 000  to be donated to their chosen cause.

 

For this new challenge, the team will be composed of 6 members who share the same passion : Cycling

Thank you Team David’s Salon for choosing FP-UA Foundation, we look forward to follow you on your bikes!

Stand by for more updates on the race !

Follow them on their journey to Pagudpud this February http://www.facebook.com/raam2017tds

To know more about the race : http://www.tigasintriathlon.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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 150 000, the companies or organizations will be able to allow one family to move to a disaster and earthquake resistant home. Once completed, the village will also serve as a refuge for the surrounding communities.

31 beneficiary families still need your help. The companies sponsoring our project will have their names and logos included in all our marketing collaterals and communication to the Filipino-French community about the project. The companies would also receive a photo of the sponsored family in front of their new house at the inauguration.

We would like to thank all our donors; companies, organizations, individual donors; who are contributing to improve lives of typhoon Haiyan victims by taking part of our project.

If you are interested to contribute to the “Sponsor a Family Program” and help victims of typhoon Haiyan to rebuild their lives in safe and secure houses, you may contact elodie.turpin@ccifrance-philippines.org.

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

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Maximino from barangay Sambag in Bogo City in front of his current house. Barangay Sambag is a slum next to the sea. He has been selected to be relocated in the FP-UA relocation site

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Maximino and his dog inside his current homes.

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Richard, Nenette and their child Hyacint in front of their house in barangay Sambag. They have also been selected as one of the beneficiary families to be relocated to the FP-UA village.

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A home in barangay Sambag. This barangay has been identified for the selection of beneficiary families because of the poor conditions in which people live in there and its proximity to the sea. It is a “no-build zone” and a very dangerous area in times of typhoons.

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Another home in barangay Sambag, Bogo City.

 

Ongoing constructions in barangay Cayang in Bogo where the Foundation’s relocation project is located

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Future home being built

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Ongoing constructions. Once completed, the village will be composed of 46 homes as well as a multi-purpose center.

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Workers onsite.

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Workers on site

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A worker on site.

 

Visit to the first rehabilitation village of FP-UA in Daanbantayan Municipality, also in the north of Cebu Island

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Menita and her children in their new house.

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Menita and her children in front of their new house in barangay Agujo in Daanbantayan

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Arlene and Nanay, two neighbours in the French Village in Daanbantayan.

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Neighbours chat in front of their houses in barangaya Agujo, Daanbantayan.

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Kids of the French village

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A mum and her kid in the French village.

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Ms Cuyos taking a stroll with her kid through the village.

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The French village in Daanbantayan. This village was inaugurated in November 2015.

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On the left side, the family Cuyos and on the right side, the family Fortunato.

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Analene visits her former village, which was very close to the sea.

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Analene visits her former village, which was very close to the sea.

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This is one of the homes in her former village.

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The village was very close to the sea. Most of the beneficiaries lost their homes there during typhoon Haiyan because of the storm surges.

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Analene in front of her former house.

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A street vendor parcours the French village, where Analene and her family have been relocated, looking for clients.

We would like to thank Arthur Perset for taking and sharing these photos.

 

 

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.

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Installation of the exhibit during Soirée Beaujolais. Paintings from left to right: Chris Verayo’s “Home is Where the Heart Is”, Solenn Heussaff’s “Liberty”, Piaget Martelino’s “A Miles Davis Tribute to Jack Johnson” and Alfonso Recto’s “Female Nude on Red”.

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 as water, gutters and evacuation systems still need to be built in order for the selected beneficiary families to be able to move in. This is why the Foundation designed a “Sponsor a Family” program that allows a company or an individual to sponsor the installation of one of the 46 families into one of the disaster-resilient homes. As such, the inauguration of the village is thus scheduled for the middle of 2017.

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Ongoing constructions on the rehabilitation village where the proceeds of the auction will be used.

The families selected are former victims of typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines three years ago and left scores dead or missing in the region. Because they live in “no-build zones” close to the sea, they were the first hit by the powerful winds of Haiyan. With little economics resources available, these families were, until now, unable to re-build stronger houses and unable to relocate in safer places further inland. The project of the FP-UA Foundation aims to provide them with a strong and sturdy home where they can feel safe in times of disasters.

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Richard, Nenette and Hyacint of barangay Sambag in Bogo City. This family is one of the selected beneficiary families of FP-UA’s rehabilitation project.

The Foundation would like to thank the artists, Solenn Heussaff, Piaget Martelino, Alfonso Recto as well as Chris Verayo for putting their talent at the service of typhoon victims.

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The FP-UA team with the artists. From left to right: Elodie Turpin, Chris Verayo, the President of the Foundation Philippe Gauthier, Alfonso Recto, Piaget Martelino and Clementine Turgeon, Executive Director.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the companies that are participating to this rehabilitation project: Cités Unies France, SYD Conseil, Pernod Ricard, Worldwide Food Distribution, Republic Cement, Megacem, The Wong Chu King Foundation, Delfingen, Asia Inspection, Annexus International, Archetype and Total Philippines.