Over the years TAO has produced numerous publications ranging from books to monographs to magazines. For inquiries about our publications, you can send an email to taopublications(at) To get the latest updates on our publications, follow our Instagram account. Below is a list of our publications

Battling Waves

Authors: Arlene Christy Lusterio, Verna Lucia Sarraga, and Geraldine Matabang
Editor: Lourdes Didith Mendoza-Rivera
Publisher: TAO-Pilipinas Inc. with the support of Misereor and Christian Aid (February 2019)
ISBN 978-621-95909-1-4
Language: English
163 pages
Dimension: 5.75 x 0.4 x 8.6 inches
Paperback Edition $30.00 (PHP1500)
Kindle Edition $4.99

Battling Waves – Lessons in Humanitarian Shelter Response in the Small Islands of Manicani and Homonhon, Easter Samar and Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA) in Northern Samar –chronicles TAO’s four-year journey with Northern and Eastern Samar communities, as they transition from mere survival to recovery, and eventually to resilience – in the aftermath of the most devastating natural disasters to hit the Philippines and the world.

Traversing the tricky path between humanitarian and developmental actions and approaches, and between social and technical concerns and methods – this book is a raw and gritty account of the real struggle for safe, comfortable shelter in the midst of mounting environmental, economic, and socio-political pressures.

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