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 Advertisements

by Analyn Lucas/CRS. On Christmas day in 2016, Typhoon Nock-Ten (known locally as Nina) struck the Philippines with maximum sustained winds of 235 km/h and gusts of around 285 km/h. In the aftermath, CRS and other humanitarian organizations’ rapid needs assessment activities found Catanduanes as one of the provinces most devastated by Nock-Ten and in-need […]

Here is the latest copy of the Eastern Samar Bulletin which contains the updates on activities and accomplishments of programs and projects currently being implemented by CRS in Eastern Samar. eastern-samar-bulletin-vol-3-issue-1-feb-2017-final

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 […]

By Jove L. Benosa, CRS Deputy Program Manager Unruly and cramped settlements, uncollected garbage in every corner, stray animals, crawling and flying insects feeding on mounds of mixed wastes.  Such scenario greets outsiders as they enter Brgy. Baseco (Barangay 649, Zone 68), a 54-hectare river delta found at the mouth of Pasig River and Manila […]

written by Alma Petilla, Community Facilitator/CRS. It is easy to give away shelters, but to create homes out of the shelter is a different matter. The Anibong community is a people limited in access to basic services, limited in opportunities, and largely wanting in confidence to deal with a formalized environment, and not to mention […]

By Maria Christine Sia-Posas Advancing a key component of urban disaster risk reduction program, Catholic Relief Services/Philippines presented and discussed the proposed project framework for Solid Waste Management-based Sustainable Livelihood (SWM-SL) for urban poor as means for reducing solid waste accumulation in barangays in a hope to lower flood risks in Metro Manila. Aside from the […]