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

Integrating Disaster Risk Management in Site Planning and House Design in Resettlement Projects

Authors: Geraldine Matabang, Rosalyn-Frances Marcelo, and Beryl Baybay
Publisher: TAO-Pilipinas Inc. with the support of the Provention Consortium of Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (May 2009)
ISBN 978-971-94662-0-8
Language: English
64 pages
Dimension: 7 x 10 inches
Paperback (side-stitching) PHP140
Kindle Edition (Print Replica) $2.99

The monograph brings together the outputs of the TAO research team that looked into the post-disaster rehabilitation efforts taking place in Albay a year after Typhoon Reming (Durian) struck the province in November 2006 and buried villages in mud and lahar that flowed from Mayon Volcano. The team studied two resettlement sites for the displaced communities (Taysan in Legazpi City and Anislag Phase 2 in Daraga), documented eight types of shelter units constructed in Taysan and Anislag by different aid groups, and examined how the resettled families coped with the conditions in the resettlement sites. It also covers a set of recommendations for disaster-resilient shelter design and construction in the context of Albay’s vulnerability to typhoon and volcanic hazards.