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.

It is More Blessed to Give Than to Receive

Phoebe Zulueta is one the leaders of the Adventist Community Services (ACS) in Western Mindanao Conference in the Philippines. During the many emergency operations of ADRA in Western Mindanao in the past decade, Phoebe is usually one of the key persons when it comes to coordinating relief operations in that area.

Community Health Volunteers at the Frontlines

As the pandemic continued its upsurge in the country, Community Health Volunteers (CVHs) such as Barangay Health Workers (BHW) and Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) were called to serve as front liners in their communities.

7,546 Families Assisted for Covid-19 Response in the Philippines

In ADRA’s Response in the Philippines, 43.25 tons of rice; 1,180 liters of Clorox; 2,360 pcs of hand soap; and 272 gallons of alcohol were distributed during the 1st 2 weeks of April in the provinces of Cavite, Camarines Sur, Benguet, and Iloilo. These were done in coordination with the local municipalities and with the […]