Category ACT Project Northern Samar

CRS’ ACT Project Helps Family to Improve Finances through Community Savings

Story by Danny Pavitt and Reine Kathryn Rala, CRS Philippines and Jelaisha Orpeza and Charin Depina, Caritas Catarman Foundation, Inc. Ginaflor Castillo, 36, with her husband and 7 children, have lived in the same house in Brgy. Naparasam, Mapanas, Northern Samar her whole life.  For years, much of her family’s income was generated by her […]

A house that crabs built

  The devastation of Typhoon Nona (international name: Melor) was almost two years after it made landfall on December 14, 2015 over Batag Island, in Laoang Municipality, Northern Samar. Yet, Mr. Bernardo Baluyot have been trying to move on from Nona’s devastation. “My small house was swept away by the strong wind and some of our […]

CRS/Catarman Newsletter

Here is the latest edition of the Eastern Samar Bulletin which contains updates on activities and accomplishments of programs and projects in Eastern Samar. CRS CATARMAN MARCH UPDATES


By Reine Kathryn Rala (CRS) and Christopher Quiza (CCFI) Typhoon Nona brought significant damage in Northern Samar communities affecting around 200,000 people in mid-December of 2015. Situated on the front line of Pacific storms, the province of Northern Samar in the Philippines is annually threatened by typhoons and has been hit by at least one destructive […]

Project Updates from CRS/Northern Samar

This publication contains inclusive updates on activities and accomplishments of Adaptive Community Transformation project currently implemented by CRS in Northern Samar. act-project-updates-october-2016