Category Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Program

Women in Cluster-Approach Agro-enterprise Development

story and photos by Aiko Jane Osa/CRS. Parena Farmers Association in Giporlos, Eastern Samar is one of the 40 clusters formed through the Phase 2B of CRS Livelihood Program funded by CAFOD. Currently, it has 16 members with an almost equal number of male and female. The youngest among the female members is 37 years […]

CRS organizes tabletop drill in Leyte

By Henry James G. Roca, PREP DRR Field Assistant TANAUAN, LEYTE—Eleven Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committees (BDRRMC) participated in a tabletop simulation and drill exercise organized by the Planning for Resilience and Effective Preparedness (PREP) Project of Catholic Relief Services at the Tanauan Civic Center last August 27, 2016.  Considered as a dry-run […]

CRS promotes disaster resiliency through Community Drills

story by: Riel Vincent Alfarero, DRR Palo-Tanauan Social Mobilization Officer  and Marivic Eclarinal, DRR Palo-Tanauan Field Assistant On November 8, 2013, Super‑typhoon Haiyan (locally named “Yolanda”)—one of the largest Category 5 typhoons ever recorded— made landfall in Leyte. Over 12 million people were affected, of which 4 million were displaced and over 6,000 killed. Palo is one of the […]

CRS’ Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Innovations for Typhoon Haiyan Response


Looking on the Brighter Side of Typhoons

by Mark Jeralden Lacdao The family of Marlito Rosauro has survived an ordeal in life that tested their strength as well as their faith. A native from Santa Josefa, Agusan Del Sur, Marlito was living a simple and happy life in the said place with his wife and three children. On December 2012, Typhoon Pablo (I.N […]

CRS celebrates Global Handwashing Day

Our CRS/Tacloban celebrated Global Handwashing Day last October 15 at Anibong Elementary Shool in Tacloban City where more than 1,000 students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 participated. The Global Handwashing Day is an annual celebration held every 15th of October involving children and schools all over the world to raise awareness on the importance of […]

A Blind Man’s Perspective

by Zairah Ocampo Who says only a person with good eyes can see what good is? Willy Inciso, 54 years old, a resident of Barangay 1 Poblacion, Lawaan, Eastern Samar, lost his sigh to a rare disease more than two decades ago. But not his spirit. Since 2003, he has been working as a massage therapist […]