MANILA, Philippines – Three government agencies launched on Monday, August 24, a website that will provide transparency on all local and foreign humanitarian aid to the government of the Philippines.
The online initiative is called Philippine Humanitarian Assistance Registry (PHAR).
PHAR will provide information, inquiries, and procedures on all local and foreign humanitarian assistance to the Philippine Government, including in-kind and financial donations, and deployment of humanitarian workers for COVID-19 as well as other future pandemics and civil and natural disasters.
The mechanism is an inter-agency effort of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), and Office of Civil Defense (OCD).
The launching of this primary government website is in line with President Duterte’s mandate to ensure transparency and accountability in managing and allocating resources to the intended beneficiaries, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below are infographics about PHAR:
The PHAR initiative was presented by the DFA to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) during its meeting on 17 August 2020.
The public can visit the PHAR website at www.phar.gov.ph. for more information.