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 Philippines Cash Working Group

The Philippines Cash Working Group (CWG) was re-established in October 2013 and became operational in response to the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) in November 2013. The CWG aims to provide a platform for CVA technical support for multi-sectoral coordination and experience sharing in preparedness, emergency response, and development activities. Local and international NGOs, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), government agencies, like the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and private sector agents have participated in the group. During the Haiyan/Yolanda response operation, the CWG meeting was held on a bi-weekly basis led by UNOCHA’s Inter-Cluster Coordination (ICC) Operational Group on Cash in Manila. Additionally, two other CWGs were operational for Region VIII in Tacloban and Region VI in Guiuan. The Manila CWG and the Guiuan CWG will continue to meet on a monthly basis as established by the rotating leadership in the respective locations. 

Cash Working Group Documents

For documents from previous meetings, please refer to the Cash Working Group Documents Archive.



Country Information

Capital: Manila

Population: 101,264,460 (March 2015)

Area: 300,000 km2

Official Language: Filipino, English            

GDP per capita: $6,985.680 (Oct 2014)

Currency: Peso (₱) (PHP)

Time zone: PST (UTC+8)


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