Monthly Archives: August 2015

Catholic Relief Services to Enhance Ecological Waste Management in 15 Barangays

The Catholic Relief Services, the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States, has embarked on a new initiative that seeks to cut the volume of trash that ends up in canals and rivers and aggravates the threat of floods. The CRS Project SUCCESS (Strengthening Urban Communities Capacity to Endure Severe Shocks) […]

The Blind Farmer of Giporlos

By John March Balagasay Being physically challenged is never a hindrance to live a normal life and do the things you love. That is what I realized when I met Emelio Dadulla, husband of inter cropping beneficiary, Pacita Caadan from Barangay San Isidro, Giporlos. Emelio has been a farmer all his life and living with […]

New House means New Life and New Hope

By Rey Sandy Abayan, Field Assistant It has been more than a year since Super Typhoon Yolanda almost devastated the lives of the people in Giporlos, a fifth class municipality in the Province of Eastern Samar, in the Philippines. Yet, visible still are marks of the devastation—piles of debris that people chose to keep for […]

Enterprising Farmer

by John March P. Balagasay “Farming as an enterprise is big thing for a farmer; one must know how to save from his income. Being industrious is another key in order to succeed…” We might think that acquiring something that has a high value out of farming is next to impossible, but in the case […]

The Long and Winding Road of Barangay Malvar

by Eduvijes Dumpit When I visited the place, it was not the way I am was expecting it to be. I thought it was long and hard walk as described to me by other staff but I reached the barangay within 30-minute walk from the dropped-off point in the interior upland area in the municipality […]

Australian Aid and Catholic Relief Services join efforts to build back safer communities

Palo, Leyte, July 28, 2015 – The work of rebuilding back better and more resilient communities continue months after super typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Philippines. This coming July 28, Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) together with CRS and […]