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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…

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…

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…

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 &…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Solenn Heussaff and top local artists paint for typhoon victims

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Three years after the tragedy of typhoon Haiyan, a group of local artists, among which top celebrity Solenn Heussaff, will auction off paintings in order to complete a disaster-resilient village…

The FP-UA Foundation is recruiting a Project Manager

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The Foundation of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the France-Philippines United Action (FP-UA) Foundation, is looking to recruit a Project Manager to start on January 2, 2017 for…

L’Institut asiatique du management (AIM) publie une étude sur les activités françaises de RSE aux Philippines

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L’Institut asiatique du management (Asian Institute of Management) en partenariat avec la fondation de la Chambre de Commerce Française aux Philippines, France-Philippines United Action (FP-UA), vient de compléter une étude…

The Asian Institute of Management publishes a study on French CSR in the PH

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The Asian Institute of Management partnered with the Foundation of the French Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, France-Philippines United Action, to conduct a study on French Corporate Social Responsibility…

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…

Sponsor a Family in our third rehabilitation village

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The FP-UA Foundation is setting up a program, called “Sponsor a Family”, in order to complete the rehabilitation site in Bogo City, located in the north of Cebu Island. This…

The Site 3 in Bogo is shaping up!

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The third site of the FP-UA Foundation is taking shape six months after the ground breaking. 30% of the construction work is now completed. Out of the 46 total units,…

May 17: Circus Show as fundraiser for FP-UA

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The Alliance Française de Manille, together with the Embassy of France to the Philippines and SM Aura Premier, present « A Nonsense Story », a circus show performed by the Open Ticket…

Cocktail at the French Ambassador’s residence in honour of FP-UA

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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…

Inauguration of the first house of FP-UA third site in Bogo

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On March 17, 2016, FP-UA, together with its NGO partner Habitat for Humanity Philippines, inaugurated the first house of a third village in the Municipality of Bogo, barangay Cayang. This…

Inauguration of the first houses of third FP-UA village on March 17

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After delivering its two first sites in November, the FP-UA Foundation, together with its partners and the Municipality of Bogo, will inaugurate the first houses of a third site in…

The Board of Directors of the FP-UA Foundation has been elected

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Now a Foundation since September 2015, a board of directors was elected at the end of last year to govern the activities and projects of the FP-UA Foundation. This board…

Survey on CSR practices amongst French Companies in PH in partnership with AIM

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In 2016, the Foundation of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines, France-Philippines United Action (FP-UA), and the Ramon V. Del Rosario Center for Corporate Social Responsibility…

A more solid roof over their heads in Daanbantayan

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Daanbantayan, Cebu – Seventy-two-year-old Lola Pacing Tayong sat quietly at the door of her newly-built house in Barangay Paypay, this town, watching kids playing outside on a newly paved road….

The Road to Paris Starts in Daanbantayan

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On November 6, two years after typhoon Haiyan struck the Visayas, two disaster-resilient villages funded by the Filipino-French business community and the French public generosity were delivered to residents of…

Villages full of survivors move on

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DAANBANTAYAN—The house where Roselyn Tura’s family lived these past two years was built, in part, using the trunks of trees that fell during typhoon Yolanda. But next month, thanks to…

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…

Red Cross, partners to unveil village for Yolanda survivors

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NEARLY two years after super typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) ripped through the Philippines, 128 families who lost their homes are moving into new, permanent houses with the support of…

Turnover ceremonies of Site 1 and Site 2 in Daanbantayan on November 6

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Two years after typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, the two first FP-UA villages are ready to be turned over to their beneficiary families. On November 8 2013, typhoon Haiyan devastated…

FP-UA’s new partner on Site 1: ParexGroup, Inc.

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ParexGroup, Inc is the newest partner of FP-UA. It is donating some of its DAVCO K10 PU Plus product, a waterproofing coating, for Site 1, barangay Agujo, in Daanbantayan. Habitat…

Launch of the French Chamber Foundation

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Six months after President Hollande announced the conversion of France-Philippines United Action (FP-UA) into the French Chamber Foundation, the organization has officially been presented to the members of the Filipino-French…

The MoU for Site 3 has been signed and the project in Bogo is thus set to start

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On September 8 2015, the Memorandum of Agreement which binds Cités-Unies France, France Philippines-United Action, Habitat for Humanity and the Municipality of Bogo was signed by Mayor Celestino E. Martinez…

France-Philippines United Action thanks Ambassador Gilles Garachon for his support.

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The French coordination structure building villages for the victims of typhoon Haiyan bids farewell to H.E. Gilles Garachon who launched the project back in November 2013 and supported its development…

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…

Updates on our projects (as of April 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 site now needs site development (concrete roads and sidewalks, drainage…

Business Luncheon on the creation of the French Chamber Foundation

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On March 25, 2015, the French Chamber of Commerce organized a business luncheon with the French Ambassador Gilles Garachon. The theme for this luncheon was the creation of the French…

A post-Yolanda project that caught the French president’s eye

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A housing project for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) led by French businesses in the Philippines catches the attention of the French president PRAISING. Dilip Vaswani (right) Chairman…

François Hollande announces the future conversion of FP-UA into the French Chamber Foundation

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Yesterday, French President François Hollande handed over a cheque to Dilip Vaswani, President of Total Philippines Corporation and Chairman of France-Philippines United Action (FP-UA), for the conversion of FP-UA into…

Nicolas Hulot visits FP-UA sites in Daanbantayan

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Nicolas Hulot and H.E. the French Ambassador together visited Daanbantayan on Sunday the 25th of January 2015. They were welcomed by Mayor Corro, the FP-UA delegation (composed of representatives of…

Finally, the long, slow work of recovery can begin … a year after Yolanda

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TACLOBAN/MANILA, Philippines — Lorna Per, 19, was pregnant when super typhoon Yolanda’s powerful storm surge swept into Leyte, claiming her husband as he tried to protect her from being swept…

‘New normal’ demands sturdier, low-cost shelter

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By Linette Ramos Cantalejo Thursday, November 6, 2014 SUPER typhoon Yolanda left not only damage of catastrophic proportions but also disaster response and resiliency lessons that survivors had to learn the…

On November 6, FP-UA renewed its commitment to post Yolanda construction

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A year after Typhoon Haiyan struck the country, The France-Philippines United Action (FPUA), a consortium of leading French companies operating in the Philippines, has reaffirmed its commitment to the rebuilding…

French firms build ‘disaster-resilient future’ for Yolanda survivors

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THE FRANCE PHILIPPIINES – UNITED ACTION. (From left): Daanbantayan Mayor Augusto Corro, French Red Cross Country Representative Lea Gauthier, Ambassador of France to the Philippines Gilles Garachon, French Chamber of…

Int’l community vows to continue aid to Yolanda areas

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MANILA, Philippines – Recovery efforts in areas that Super Typhoon Yolanda devastated last year will continue to receive support from United Nations agencies and the international community. Luisa Carvalho, UN…

French biz community renews commitment to help ‘Yolanda’ victims

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MANILA, Philippines – The French business community in the Philippines has renewed its commitment to aid the continuing rehabilitation of areas in Northern Cebu that have been damaged by typhoon…

Updates on our projects in Daanbantayan (as of October)

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Site 1: The constructions on this site in barangay Agujo, which will comprise 74 houses and a multi-purpose center, have progressed well. It is now 59% complete; amounting to 43 houses already…