In January 1996, the Carlos P. Romulo Foundation for Peace and Development was founded as an independent Philippine organization that promotes peace and development. It was named and inspired after the late President of the United Nations (1949-1950) and Secretary of Foreign Affairs (1968-1984), Carlos P. Romulo.
With the previous disasters that the country has suffered, most especially last November 2013’s “Typhoon Yolanda” (Haiyan), the foundation in cooperation with the Zuellig Family Family Foundation is inviting everyone to join their series of events on how to initiate and prepare citizens in building a resilient Philippine Society. Their series of events will start with a free seminar this July 9 to 10, 2014 at the Manila Polo Club.
There will be succeeding activities over the next three years, including the convening of specialized workshops, to review and assess progress, identify roadblocks and find ways to move forward on resilience across sectors and geographic areas.