Thursday, October 13, 2022

Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, Inc. second Barangay Resilience Exchange 2022 Online Conference: October 13 to 14

Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, Inc. (CLFI), the corporate social responsibility arm of Cebuana Lhuillier, is hosting its second Barangay Resilience Exchange 2022 (BRX2022) Online Conference from October 13 to 14, which will be webcast live on CLFI's Facebook page. The conference is accessible to the public and free of charge. 

BRX2022, the Philippines' first and only digital conference of its type, provides a venue for local communities to share best practices and link community leaders, multi-sectoral groups, and commercial organizations for much-needed help during crises and natural disasters.

The purpose of this forum is to emphasize the need of multi-stakeholder collaborations in developing resilient communities in the face of natural and man-made disasters.

The theme "Ang Handang Barangay, Mahusay!" ", this year's event emphasizes the necessity of collaboration and coordination among the government, private organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the community in order to survive and grow in times of significant calamity.

Cebuana Lhuillier has always prided itself for its commitment towards helping Filipinos lead better lives—whether through our call towards financial inclusion or through our CSR programs designed to empower Filipinos. Disaster Resilience is one of our main thrusts as it impacts the safety, security, and livelihood of the very communities we serve. Through BRX2022 and with the help of our partner institutions, our hope is that our barangay leaders will get valuable learnings that they can use in times of emergencies,” shares Jean Henri Lhuillier, president & CEO of Cebuana Lhuillier.

Jonathan Batangan, First Vice President & CLFI Executive Director, adds, “The second staging of BRX2022 continues CLFI’s thrust in promoting the importance of public-private and community collaboration. We are lucky to have gotten the support of the government, as well as the organizations who lead the way when it comes to disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, rehabilitation, and recovery encompassing the disaster risk reduction and management value chain”.

This year's BRX Forum, with official backing from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), provides two days of online learning thanks to the number of agencies that have signed up to contribute their knowledge and experience.

Speakers include DILG Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. and Department of Science and Technology Secretary Renato Solidum (DOST). On the first day of the two-day program, Dr. Alfredo Mahar Lagmay, Executive Director of the UP Resilience Institute, Joy Santiago, EnP of the UP NOAH Center, and Dr. Jojo Sayson, President & Founder of Project Michael Angelo Foundation, Usec. will share their expertise. Raymundo Ferrer of the Department of National Defense's Office of Civil Defense and Felix Ayque, Founder and CEO of Komunidad.

The second day of BRX will include talks by Dr. Teofredo Esguerra of the Energy Development Corporation, as well as live interviews with disaster resilience advocates and local community leaders from across the country, as well as panel discussions with representatives from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ), Globe Telecom, SM Supermalls, Oxfam, Sagip Kapamilya, and Provincial Disaster Risk Management.

Interested parties and community leaders who want to participate in the conversation may register at

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