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The Resilience Toolkit for Philippine Cities is a knowledge database designed to help disaster planners, risk resilience practitioners, and local government units (LGUs) to refer and use various tools and technologies to build climate and disaster risk resilience.
CCARPH is a comprehensive multifaceted collaboration between academia, public and private sectors, local government units, and nationally-mandated organizations to instill and nurture resilience at various scales of the society.

Hassan Virji
Emeritus Director
International START Secretariat, Washington DC, USA

Coastal Cities at Risk in the Philippines

  • Metro Manila is the largest urban agglomeration in the Philippines, composed of 16 cities and 1 municipality, accounting for 37 percent of the nation’s GDP. Home to a population of 15 million, with 40 percent belonging to the informal sector, it is highly prone to typhoons, floods, earthquakes, drought, and sea level rise (SLR).

  • Naga City in Bicol Region, Southern Luzon, is the region’s commercial, industrial, and economic center. However, the city constantly battles climate and weather-related hazards. In late 2020, typhoons Goni and Vampo battered the region in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. CCARPH-NRC facilitated climate disaster assessments towards developing a risk-informed, resilience-driven planning and investment to make its development targets in Naga City and Iloilo City. 

  • Iloilo City is the regional hub of Western Visayas and plays a critical role in the region’s socio-economic development.  The city is also subjected to climate and technological hazards.
  • Metro Manila is the largest urban agglomeration in the Philippines, composed of 16 cities and 1 municipality, accounting for 37 percent of the nation’s GDP. Home to a population of 15 million, with 40 percent belonging to the informal sector, it is highly prone to typhoons, floods, earthquakes, drought, and sea level rise (SLR).
  • Naga City in Bicol Region, Southern Luzon, is the region’s commercial, industrial, and economic center. However, the city constantly battles climate and weather-related hazards. In late 2020, typhoons Goni and Vampo battered the region in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. CCARPH-NRC facilitated climate disaster assessments towards developing a risk-informed, resilience-driven planning and investment to make its development targets in Naga City and Iloilo City.   
  • Iloilo City is the regional hub of Western Visayas and plays a critical role in the region’s socio-economic development.  The city is also subjected to climate and technological hazards.