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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
One of the ADRA Philippines’ staff, Mark Morta was in the island of Masbate conducting relief operations, when the community quarantine was declared. This was the story of how he got home.
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 […]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKaO1HYLIpc&feature=youtu.be” title=”ADRA’s Stand on COVID-19″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As we face measures that will inevitably cause disruption, let’s remind ourselves of those very simple measures to protect us and our families from COVID-19.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
Hesus and his family lives in Lemery within the 14km danger zone from Taal volcano. He was out selling taho when Taal showed early signs of activity.