About - WeatherPhilippines Foundation
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Who We Are

WeatherPhilippines Foundation is a multi-sectoral initiative that aims to provide Filipinos with a premier weather sensing and forecasting system. Founded in 2012 by the Aboitiz Foundation and UnionBank, we seek to aid local governments and communities by making free, accurate, and localized weather information available for timely response to severe weather conditions through our website weatherph.org and mobile application. Our advocacy towards helping build a #WeatherWiser Philippines has now expanded to include optimization of weather knowledge for socio-economic growth and progress.

Supporting WeatherPhilippines’ proactive direction is new technology supplier Meteologix AG, an international weather information provider based in Switzerland. Led by Joerg Kachelmann, Meteologix seeks to introduce innovative weather tools and systems.

Our Mission & Vision

To become A #WeatherWiser Nation by optimizing weather knowledge for disaster risk reduction and socio-economic development.

History

Every year, 10-20 typhoons enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). And every year, we spend Php 9-10 billion for post-disaster recovery initiatives.

This insight pushed the private sector to change our approach to disasters, from a costly and reactive method, to a more proactive, collaborative, and sustainable model.

Thus, the Aboitiz Group established WeatherPhilippines Foundation in 2012.

Through localized weather technology, inclusive partnerships, and meaningful engagements, WeatherPhilippines delivers free, more localized, and accurate weather information accessed through weatherph.org, and the free WeatherPhilippines mobile application.

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Our Strategy

Technology

We operate a premier weather forecasting system that provides free, localized, and accurate weather information as a public service to the Filipino nation.

Partnerships

We foster collaborations and empower communities on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption through inclusive partnerships.

Engagement

We seek to educate the Filipino public on weather and its significance in sustainable development.

Our Programs

Automated Weather Stations (AWS)

We build the infrastructure- WeatherPhilippines deploys Automated Weather Stations (AWS) all over the country, and installs them in communities vulnerable to frequent weather disturbances. These AWS record a specific location’s rainfall, wind speed, wind direction, temperature, pressure, humidity, and global solar radiation. More than 750 AWS has been deployed nationwide since 2012.

Capacity Building Programs

We build our partners’ capacity- WeatherPhilippines trains communities and partners on how to install the AWS, and how to use weather data for their development programs in disaster-risk reduction, and business continuity.

WeatherPhilippines also created Weather 101 and Tropical Cyclone 101 trainings, which laymanize technical weather terms and help participants assess the impact of weather on their lives and livelihoods. Separate modules are customized for LGUs and businesses.

To date, WeatherPhilippines has partnered with 568 LGUs and private sector companies, and has trained more than 3500 individuals from public and private sector partners.

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#WeatherWiser

Save lives. Enhance Livelihoods.

A #WeatherWiser nation optimizes weather knowledge for socio-economic growth and progress. It is a mindset that instinctively assesses opportunities and risks associated with weather.

Do you want to build a #WeatherWiser nation with us?

Email: weatherwiser@weatherph.org

Number: 886-2800 local 2485

Facebook: weatherph.org

Twitter: weatherph

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Management

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Dave Valeriano
General Manager

Operations

The Operations and Maintenance team ensures that all Automated Weather Stations (AWS) are functioning properly.

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Alvin Tobias
AWS Operations & Maintenance Manager

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Charlie Fuellas
AWS Operations & Maintenance Technician

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Jerson Samson
AWS Operations & Maintenance Technician

Sustainability

The Sustainability team handles partner engagements and manages the nationwide capacity-building programs.

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Kaye Rosario
Sustainability Manager

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Margarette Lim
Sustainability Specialist

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Josa Marie Salazar
Sustainability Specialist

Meteorology

The Meteorology team monitors weather disturbances that might potentially affect the country- even before they enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

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David Michael Padua
Senior Typhoon Specialist

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Adonis Manzan
Jr. Typhoon Specialist

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John Christian Lequiron
Junior Meteorologist

Board of Trustees

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Sabin M. Aboitiz
Chairman

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Dennis G. Zamora
Vice Chairman

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Susan V. Valdez
President/Trustee

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Ana A. Delgado
Treasurer/Trustee

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Hans T. Sy
Independent Trustee

Board of Advisers

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Maria Monica Araneta
Adviser

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Liza B. Silerio
Adviser

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John Philip Orbeta
Adviser

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Genaro V. Lapez
Adviser

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Aileen Christel U. Ongkauko
Adviser

Founding Partners

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unionbank

Platinum Sponsors

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ictsi
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lbc
nac
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vistaland

Gold Sponsors

aboitizpower
aboitizland
anvaya
aviation
cebupower
cemex
cotabato
crystal
davaolight
hedcor
mpc
pal
shell
republic
smc
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snap
syngenta
thenetgroup
veco

Service Partners

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deped
eon
globe
lcp
lpp
mountain
rappler

Capacity-Building Partners

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Basic RGB

Site Partners

80 provinces c/o League of Provinces of the Philippines
128 cities c/o League of Cities of the Philippines
227 municipalities (priority meteorological sites)
Electric cooperatives
First Farmers Association
GMA Baler Resort, Inc.
HILTI Philippines, Inc.
Naga College Foundation
PILMICO Foods Corporation
Taal Yacht Club

Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

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2013 Annual Report

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2014 Annual Report

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2015 Annual Report

Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

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