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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Philippine town wins UN Disaster Risk Reduction Award

Top bodies for disaster risk reduction and climate change in Philippines are “One Against Risk”
The municipality of San Francisco in the Camotes Island, Cebu bagged the grand prize of $25,000 from the 2011 United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction for strengthening its disaster preparedness program.
The other city winners that received $12,500 each on 11 May during the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held in Geneva were Argentina and Canada, according to the The UN News Center.