ADRA Receives $1.9M CAD Grant For COVID-19 Response in Camarines Sur

SILANG, CAVITE, 27 JULY 2020 – Global Affairs Canada has approved approximately $1.9M CAD funding for a nine-month ADRA COVID-19 response in the province of Camarines Sur, in the targeted EMBRACE project municipalities of Calabanga, Garchitorena, Presentacion, and San Jose. The activities will include equipping quarantine facilities, providing testing kits and personal protective equipment (PPE), […]

ADRA’s First Online Concert

Note: The concert was scheduled for 5:00PM but the livestream began at 4:30PM and featured videos from ADRA Emergency Responses in the last 2 years.  ADRA held its first online fundraising concert last July 4, 2020 via the ADRA Facebook Page featuring the Adventist University of the Philippines Academy Choir. Though all the songs sung […]

We Still Survived

WE STILL SURVIVED Typhoon Ambo (International name Vongfong) made landfall at Eastern Samar on the 14th of May 2020. Jaison Maiso’s family was one of the many families who were affected by the typhoon.  “Ruba talaga amon nga balay, waray kami naisalbar nga gamit pero salamat ha Diyos ligtas ako ngan akon pamilya” (Our house […]

Great News from Canadian Embassy in the Philippines

We have recently completed the EMBRACE project; a 4-year maternal and child health intervention. This has been ADRA’s largest development project in the Philippines and we are proud of the better health and nutrition outcomes that families in Camarines Sur can now enjoy. Since then, the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines has announced exciting […]

Food Security in Times of Crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to spread, municipalities in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines heightened preventive measures in response to the Enhance Community Quarantine (ECQ) declared by President Duterte. The municipality of Garchitorena is enforcing a lockdown on top of the community quarantine to ensure the safety of its villages. The lockdown has forced […]

Samar Adventist Mission – Emergency Response Team

Previous Next Conducting relief operations for Typhoon Ambo, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, was not an easy task. The country was on lockdown and the ADRA emergency response staff that was supposed to lead the relief operation was not able to travel to Eastern Samar because travel was highly restricted if not prohibited. As a […]

Delayed but Finally Delivered

On the 2nd of December 2019, Typhoon Kammuri (locally known as Tisoy) entered the Philippines as a Category 3 typhoon with maximum sustained winds of 215km/hr and bringing violent winds and intense rain over Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate, Northern Samar, Southern Quezon, Marinduque and Mindoro Provinces. Immediately after the storm, ADRA […]

Becoming the Extension of God’s Hand

When Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) made landfall in San Policarpo, Eastern Samar at 12:15pm on May 14, 2020, it was the first typhoon to hit the Philippines in 2020. It had maximum sustained winds up to 155km/hr and left so much infrastructural damage in Eastern Samar that Governor Ben Evardone called it “Typhoon Yolanda Jr,” referring […]

Double Trauma

For the people surrounding Taal Lake that were directly affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano last January 12 , Covid 19 brought in a new type of disruption to their lives. In the town of San Nicolas, many of them were only permitted to return in the middle of February, a month after the […]

An Unexpected Return of Generosity

Ivan Mainar, a nurse serving in Iloilo Health Center, called for donors of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on his social media account. He was surprised when the answer came from the Culasi Fashion Makers (CFM) Tailoring Shop.