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Eastern Samar

Eastern Samar (Filipino:Silangang Samar) is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region.

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MOBILE CIVIL REGITRATION PROJECT TO HELP 100,000 HAIYAN SURVIVORS RESTORE THEIR CIVIL DOCUMENTS: DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman is set to lead in the launching on April 7 of the Mobile Civil Registration Project that is envisioned to help Haiyan survivors restore their civil documents. Ms. Leslie Wright of UNDP informed the Philippine Information Agency said the launching which will be held at the Tierra de Milagros, Barangay Arado, Palo, Leyte will help about 100,000 Typhoon Yolanda survivors restore their civil registration documents which were destroyed by the super typhoon. This project seeks to reach out residents in 18 towns and two cities in the provinces of Leyte, Samar, and Eastern Samar. Specifically, recipients are typhoon-displaced residents in Tacloban City, Palo, Tanauan, and Tolosa in eastern part of Leyte; Villaba, San Isidro, Tabango, Isabel, Matag-ob, and Ormoc City in northwestern part of Leyte; Basey and Marabut in Samar; Lawaan, Balangiga, Quinapondan, Giporlos, Guiuan, Salcedo, Merce . ...
“BALUD”: STORM SURGE PHENOMENON EXPLAINED by Manny S.D. Lopez The first land fall of super Typhoon Haiyan was recorded in Guiuan, Eastern Samar in the early hours of November 8, 2013, more than 72-hours after the US-led international Joint Weather Information Service sent warnings and storm updates. Packing category 5 wind speeds of up to 318 kph, it is considered as one of the strongest tropical cyclones that hit land in many decades. The impact of the super typhoon was devastating, causing more than 90% of all houses and buildings destroyed or severely damaged in Guiuan, Eastern Samar and areas along the path of the super typhoon. The casualties in Guiuan as a percentile of the population was lower than Tacloban City or Palo, Leyte, despite experiencing higher wind speeds from the open sea. The deadly storm surge phenomenon associated with high intensity winds that devastated Tacloban City and nearby coastal communities of Leyte causing more than 10,000 deaths was less less severe due to differing g ...
Ruined churches, historical landmarks get initial P650M - Bohol’s earthquake-damaged heritage churches and historical landmarks have been included in an initial P650 million national allocation which is now up for release to start their rehabilitation and restoration. A national commitment for this year, the amount is also intended to help begin the recovery works on destroyed churches in Cebu and Guiuan in Eastern Samar, the latter castigated by monster Typhoon Yolanda. Chief Operating Officer Mark Lapid of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Authority (PIEZA) informed Gov. Edgar Chatto, who was in Manila these past days, of a memorandum of agreement being finalized for the projects to proceed. He confirmed to the governor the P650 million fund as already allocated by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). Among national agencies, the signatories to the agreement include the Department of Tourism (DOT), National Museum (NM), National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and Na ...
Bgy Batang in Hernani, Eastern Samar was completely wiped out by the storm surge brought about by Typhoon Yolanda. It was one of the 3 recipient -barangays of our fishing boats. Hernani Vice Mayor Candido brought me there to check the devastation. Hernani town had 78 casualties, most of them from this barangay
Fr. Bel San Luis' March 2 Manila Bulletin column: Armless Fil-American on hope mission by Fr. Bel R. San Luis, SVD March 1, 2014 Share this: A woman who can comb her hair, apply her own makeup, put on/remove her contact lenses, play the piano, drive her car pilot a plane — using only her feet? Incredible but true. This woman is Filipino-American Jessica Macabares Cox, 31, born without arms due to a rare birth defect and is now here in the country. * * * Together with her taekwondo instructor and husband Patrick Chamberlain , Jessica came to bring hope to kababayans particularly in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, birth place of her mother Inez, ravaged by the monster super typhoon “Yolanda.” Specifically, her mission is to bring awareness on the help needed by persons with disabilities (PWDs) who survived the devastating super typhoon. * * * Jessica will proceed to Bobon Mercedes, barrio of Guiuan, Samar, where her mother grew up in a family of 13 siblings. Although life was hard for the family orphaned by .. ...
Atty. Leni Robredo at Balangiga, Eastern Samar earlier today for the distribution of relief goods and water filtration systems by the Jesse M. Robredo Foundation (JMRF) to those affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda. She was accompanied by Balangiga Mayor Viscuso de Lira and Bacjao Barangay Captain Margarito Alvarina. The people in blue are helping to build and rebuild damaged households in the area.
Experiencing life in Eastern Samar for more than two decades and stayed in Marikina City for a few weeks.. Finally I'm staying here for good.
Distributing water filtration systems and pails of the Mu Sigma Phi Project H20 at Lawaan, Eastern Samar through the Jesse Robredo Foundation
very meaningful day 2, the convention approved the legacy project. Creating the first ever E-Library to be built in the devastated area of Salcedo Eastern Samar. Thank you to the delegates and sponsors. Ito ang kontribusyon natin sa tuwid na daan!
"Thank God my LandLord owns a Generator.Brown out here in eastern samar since yesterday."Be safe everyone!
Join the movement for a greenier Eastern Samar Admin:koy
Art Relief Mobile Kitchen continues to reach out to our countrymen who survived the super storm and are internally displaced. By serving free nutritious and hot meals we reassure them that we have not forgotten and boost their spirits as they struggle to rebuild their lives. From Villamore Air Base to Tigbao, Tacloban, Leyte and just recently Hernani in Eastern Samar ARMK spreads the love through hot nutritious meals.
Filipino-American armless pilot Jessica Cox visited Tacloban to inspire "Yolanda" survivors. She said she inherited her strength from her mother, whose hometown is typhoon-hit Guiuan in Eastern Samar.
DAR Links Arms With PCA, CRS For Speedy Recovery Of Yolanda Surviving ARBs GOOD news to agrarian reform beneficiaries who survived the wrath of super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), in partnership with the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and the Catholic Relief Service (CRS), is spearheading quick livelihood recovery initiatives for Yolanda survivors, hopeful that these would enable them to pick up the pieces and start a new life, following a nightmarish bout with the strongest typhoon that made a landfall in the country in recent history. DAR Secretary Gil de los Reyes said the tripartite agreement seeks to help the typhoon-affected farming families dependent on coconut “to regain livelihood activities that would generate income, restore productivity and create new opportunities for better and sustainable rural employment.” “The collaborative endeavor offers wide-ranging livelihood activities, such as cash for assets for clearing of farmlands and of access rout ...
Does the PPA know that there is a Chinese vessel docking in a seaport in Brgy. Sto. Niño here in Quinapondan, Eastern Samar?
Project Re:Phil Direct Cash aid distribution : WAVE 3, second venue, facilitated by Charmaine and Doods Villar in Guiuan, Eastern Samar. A total of 100 families in Guiuan, all victims and survivors of Typhoon Yolanda received a cash donation of P1,000 from the Waray-Waray Association of Tidewater, Inc. based in Virginia Beach, Va.
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Direct Cash Aid distributions to Yolanda victims and survivors : WAVE 1, Hernani, Eastern Samar facilitated by Engr. Eddie and Lisa Villalon, including delivery of our aid to the Diocese of Borongan through Bishop Varquez and our donation to Bangon Estehanon, a non-government organization volunteers in the distribution of monetory and relief goods to the Yolanda victims in Eastern Samar.
Atty. Leni Robredo at Hernani, Eastern Samar for the turnover of 40 fishing boats to fisherfolk affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda. During the disaster, the Municipality of Hernani recorded 77 casualties and massive damage to property. The Jesse M. Rorbredo Foundation (JMRF) took the liberty to adopt several municipalities in Eastern Samar to provide the necessary aid for the people in the affected areas. The activity was an initiative of the JMRF in partnership with Kaya Natin!, Negrense Volunteers For Change Foundation Inc., and The Peter Project. Atty. Leni was accompanied by Hernani Vice Mayor Wilmar Candido.
In Llorente and Balangkayan towns, also in Eastern Samar, we distributed 40 units of water filtration systems to communities with no access to clean and safe drinking water. This is in partnership with Mu Sigma Phi of the UP College of Medicine and our generous sponsors. We were welcomed by Mayor Contado of Balangkayan and Vice Mayor Hugo of Llorente
In Hernani, Eastern Samar with Penny Robredo Bundoc to do some work for the Jesse Robredo Foundation. We distributed 40 fishing boats to the fishermen who lost everything. Special thanks to our very generous sponsors and to our partner, Negrense Volunteers for Change' Peter Project. We hope to be able to distribute more boats and other forms of assistance in the coming days
My fathers beach house in eastern samar, before and after Typhoon Haiyan/yolanda. Spent most of my…
GIPORLOS, EASTERN SAMAR: A TOUCHING STORY... [translation's mine] Mariagracia Badette Cajipo Narata: "I remember this scene, after giving this kid the school supplies, I immediately grab another one for the next in line without knowing that this kid waited for me to look at him again to say "thank you ma'am". I want to kiss and hug him tight kaya lang baka matakot! [but he may get scared!] Haayy... another touching moment for me that I will never forget."
***This is a compilation of photos of how our hometown, Balangiga, Eastern Samar looks like after it was ravaged by super Typhoon Yolanda. I created this album for the benefit of those who aren't able to view them in other albums due to privacy settings.*** ***Credits to the various owners of these photos***
People from all over the world we, people of Balangiga, Eastern Samar need your help. not only us but the whole EASTERN SAMAR and LEYTE that are affected with super Typhoon Yolanda.
We the Pobrehanon Waraynon are willing to help and donate cash and goods to all the victims of Typhoon Yolanda in lawaan just email us -pobrehanonwere almost finished helped in guian eastern samar.
More good news. The Cebu Sister City Club of Salinas has added $2,000 for us to take for our relief projects in the Philippines. John and I leave on March 11 for Eastern Samar where the typhoon first hit.
READ THIS DON'T TELL ME THAT I AM LYING TO YOU... PCSO assists Eastern Samar fishermen Email Details 02 Feb 2014 Written by Atty. Jose Ferdinand M. Rojas II / Rising Sun THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) recently released P22 million for 11 municipalities in Eastern Samar province to benefit fishermen there whose livelihoods were affected by SuperTyphoon Yolanda (international code name Haiyan). The grant was coordinated through the efforts of Rep. Ben Evardone of Eastern Samar, who presided over its turnover at the House of Representatives last Wednesday. Representing the charity agency at the simple ceremony were PCSO Chairman Margarita P. Juico and myself, and with us were 11 mayors who each received checks of P2 million for their municipalities: Candida Gabornes of Lawaan, Mark Biong of Giporlos, Orlando Evardone of Arteche, Conrado Nicart III of San Policarpio, Edgar Boco of Hernani, Melchor Mergal of Salcedo, Jaime Ty of Gen. MacArthur, Henry Afable of Maydolong, Allan Contado of Bal ...
BRGY. GUINOB-AN, LAWAAN, EASTERN SAMAR Community Garden & kids with BACKPACKS from Generous Donors around the world @ Guinob-an Elementary School (y) Thank you!
Back home in Norway after almost two months in Eastern Samar and Ozamiz City, Philippines. So happy and so thankful for all I have gotten to be a part of. I miss you guys a lot! Thank you for being amazing.
soon uwi dn pg my tym :-D i mz my family :-P dn going to solangan eastern samar *^_^*
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why's Borongan City not included in the list of city/mun under EASTERN SAMAR? hope this would be fixed soon
2nd Runner-Up This video is owned by: eMEDIA Productions Maydolong, Eastern Samar.
Sorry its not me...am in Eastern Samar Phils., Code you I study my secondary in EAST SAMAR NAT'L COMP HIGH SCHL Borongan City
Ella Bantigue - I would like to introduce to you JeNny CampAnero Yap from Balangiga, Eastern Samar. She's one amazing SURVIVOR VOLUNTEER and she can help you *** the needs in Balangiga when you get there. Thank you all so much for all you do! God keep you all safe as you travel to the Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda devastated areas. cc: Jhun Gacho, Jose Nick Mendros
New update, Borongan Church of Christ meeting place. Thanks to all your prayers for the progress of Eastern Samar Churches of Christ, thank you to brother Junas Sagurit and other brethren who gave their help.. may God continue to bless you.
In a visit to a Women-Friendly Space in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, UN Humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said the WFS is...
Power interruption in parts of Eastern Samar, Feb 28, 2014. MEDIA ADVISORY: NGCP is working to restore power (cont)
Completion of Albuera-Burauen Road resumes on 2013 Ormoc City – Work on the long-awaited Albuera-Burauen Road, started during Arroyo’s time but barely touched on the Albuera side for two years, will resume this 2013 and is hoped to be finished before the new year ends. This information was confirmed by 4th Leyte Engineering District engineer Lino Gonzales here and 2nd Leyte Engineering District engineer Ma. Margarita Junia. Segments of the project worth over P 50-million, however, would be implemented by the region, said Engr. Gonzales. The Albuera-Burauen road is not only envisioned to cut road travel from the region’s capital of Tacloban to Ormoc City, a major gateway to Central Visayas by 18 kilometers, but also seen to improve the peace and order situation in the area which is said to be “NPA influenced”. This December alone, around three encounters between the Army and the communist rebel group have already happened in the area. 2nd LED engineer Ma. Margarita C. Junia said that from their e ...
This video was created after Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. Filmed in Eastern Samar, Philippines at Luyang Beach, Sulat. This area is home to wonderful patches of c...
UPDATE | On-going turnover of houses and boats in Barangay Pagnamitan, Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
AirAsia Zest is humbled to support the philanthropic efforts of Jessica Cox, a Filipino-American who despite of her disability of being armless, is a licensed pilot. Jessica is to send aid to the Yolanda victims and show support to the persons with disabilities (PWDs) who survived the typhoon in Eastern Samar, which happens to be the hometown of her mother. Jessica happily greeted the Filipino Allstars today before her flight to Tacloban. She is also one of the firsts to use our Self Check-in service which was launched today. Thank you Jessica for letting us be part of your wonderful endeavor, for serving as an inspiration to all of us and for painting the skies RED with AirAsia Zest. We are with you and your team in sending love, hope & prayers to our brothers and sisters in the Visayas region. :)
Take care ma'am. Thanks for helping those people in Eastern Samar.
Landed Tacloban at daybreak. Now on the road to Eastern Samar. Expecting a 4-hour land trip on a rented van.
OVERDUE UPDATE! I wanted to take a moment to do 4 things. 1st. We wanted to show people what we have done so far with sending things to those in need in Eastern Samar. These boxes were sent as soon as we heard it was safe and boxes were going to make it and were not being looted. 2nd. To say a big thank you to those who collected, bought clothing and goods for us to send. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR ALL THAT YOU GATHERED! LADIES YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE 3rd. To let people know that we are NOT sending this good out of the money we have raised, that money is reserved for once they are on their feet and need to fill the buildings with supplies. Each box costs $85 to send. 4th. To let everyone know we are still excepting donations. We need toiletries and personal hygiene needs (we love the Dollar Tree for these items), canned goods, backpacks, baseball caps, sandals/flip flops, sheets, towels, lightly used school supplies, small toys like matchbox cars and small stuffed toys, and warmer weather clothing. We coul . ...
Early morning flight to Tacloban today for an Eastern Samar mission of the Jesse Robredo Foundation. With my sister-in-law, Penny Bundoc.
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Typhoon Haiyan Updates: - Tons of in-kind donations are still piled, undelivered, in Manila. Reason: Shipper did not follow rules or recipient cannot afford VAT or logistics to deliver cargo to Visayas. - The outpouring of support from overseas Filipinos translated to many tons of the usual: used clothing, canned goods, over the counter meds. The region-centric pattern of giving mostly bypass coordination with DSWD, the NDRCs, and local governments. The Filipinos' mistrust is often founded on bad experiences so they ship to their church or to their families. The greater the population abroad, the more help for the towns. This creates an imbalanced and disproportionate apportionment of aid, with far flung areas and off road populations not getting a share of the aid. - OWI monitors the areas in coordination with other NGOs that have been on the ground since Nov. 9. Our joint survey results lead us to decisions on where to hold our next missions so we all cover different areas. Of all the regions hit by Ha ...
Hi everyone! Its me again... I just want to announce that tomorrow, February 28, 2014, and March 1, 2014, we will be having a garage sale in my parents house at 207 Maria Cristina Street Ayala Alabang Village. The Proceeds of this garage sale will go to the rebuilding (take note: NOT renovation) of a school that has been completely obliterated and levelled to the ground! This school is located in Guiuan, Eastern Samar. The kids are currently having classes in makeshift classrooms from donated tents. The other "building" which seems to partially be standing has a roof made of tarp. So when it rains, the kids still go to class, while having their feet submerged in an inch of water. This is no way for our youth to be learning. All i ask is for some help for this. As i see it there are 2 ways you can help me out: 1. Donate anything you have no need for, and we'll sell it to make money! or 2. passby the house and buy something! OR. 3. If you're still not tired of donating money... you can still do that! :) Ple ...
Janette Millenaar giving rice to people of barangay barbo,guiuan eastern samar,philippines
Icontech Co. will soon be opening our BRANCH in Llorente Eastern Samar, Iloilo City and Tarlac City. Thanks sa mga nagtiwala sa amin na mga Business Center Operators. Buy a BRANCH FRANCHISE from Icontech Co., for only P55,000 and earn up to P168,000 per month.
URGENTLY NEEDED --- ADVICE for BALANGIGA, EASTERN SAMAR Anyone knows a certain NGO 'BULLION BUYER LTD'? kindly check this if this is a scam or not. there are forms of this group circulating around the town for financial assistance, please advice our folks on what to do. thanks.
Armless pilot Jessica Cox returns to her mother's province, Eastern Samar, which was devastated by Haiyan
at Brgy Buenavista Dolores Eastern Samar!... the native place of my late father... miz ds place...
It's our first time to travel by land with around 2,300 kilometers from Iligan City to Eastern Samar passing through the province of Misamis Oriental. Cagayan de Oro City, Gingoog City, province of Agusan del Norte, Butuan City, Cabadbaran City, province of Surigao del Norte, Surigao City, barge from Lipata, Surigao City to Benit, San Ricardo, Southern Leyte, Bato, Hilongos, Baybay City, Abuyog, Palo, Tacloban City, crossing San Juanico Bridge to island of Samar, Paranas, Western Samar to Catbalogan City, Northern Samar, to Taft Eastern Samar, Oras, Borongan City, Eastern Samar (vice-versa). Sa AIM GLOBAL lang ito! Thank you LORD for the good weather; for the ways and means in going there; for our good physical condition; for safety and protection in the road; for the good people; for so many acquaintances; for the opportunity of building our team and our business in these areas. ALL FOR THE GREATER GLORY OF YOUR NAME!
Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone on DZBB:. Re: Current situation in Eastern Samar after Typhoon Yolanda. -Mayroon...
Phase 1: my foundation went door to door in Eastern Samar offering medical packs to over 200 families ($12,000 worth of meds)
Globe provides temporary classrooms to Guiuan, Eastern Samar students |
continues to put the voices of the people of Eastern Samar on air, day after day.
Pilgrimagewith us to the Hernani area in Eastern Samar , Philippines . Like apps on your phone ? Check...
USG greets a family that lives by the jetty in Eastern Samar
112 families of Guiuan, Eastern Samar have been living in this tent city for three months.
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reporter Rica asks her top priority for Eastern Samar.
Readabout the community wiped off the map in Eastern Samar , Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan Thanks...
ANC: UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos is set to visit Guian, Eastern Samar and Tacloban City today.
Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone in a speech thanked WFP for our ‘tireless efforts’ in support of survivors.
Now out: new Rappler piece by our director Guy Claudio...
Great time at the Falls in Malubago, Borongan Eastern Samar
Rains put an end to Eastern Samar forest fire: MANILA – Rains finally put an end to the for...
Big thank you to all the devoted people behind the Keen to Help mission in Eastern Samar.
Did the president really cut short Eastern Samar trip due to bad weather? Or is he heading to Palace bunker due to virus outbreak? :P
President Aquino's visit to Guiuan, Eastern Samar has been cancelled due to inclement weather
Pressed for time, Pres. Aquino skips trip to Guiuan in Eastern Samar. Aquino is now heading back to Manila.
Some 1,300 individuals and eight parishes benefitted from relief operations conducted by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (O.M.I.) Disaster Response Team in Sulat, Eastern Samar and selected municipalities of Leyte last December.
Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Officer Mr. Levi Nicart informed Office of Civil Defense regional office about the wildfire situation in Eastern Samar and they are to seek help from the Philippine Air Force for additional helicopters. However according to Regional director Gozon of OCD there is only one helicopter of the Phil. Air Force that has the capability to contain water and is now on its way back to Tacloban to refuel. In a text message, the administrator of ESSU Dr. Apilado said the fire truck of Lawaan is now at ESSU Salcedo to help.
Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Philippines Fishing and aquaculture Situational overview:ational overview: Overfishing has been a major concern in the Philippines in the past year, specifically in the coastal areas around Panay Island, Leyte and Eastern Samar. According to the Asian Development Bank there has been a drop of 90% in the quantity of marine organisms that can be trawled in some traditional fishing areas of the Philippines. Costal communities engage in aquaculture, especially on Panay Island (e.g. milkfish in ponds or finfish in cages, oyster, crab or shrimp farms, as well as seaweed cultivation). Some fishers use traps, having up to 10 traps per household. Before Typhoon Yolanda there were about 1,500 commercial fishing vessels in the Visayas regions and 150,000 small ‘municipal’ vessels or bancas, of which 50,000 were motorized . The 150,000 small boat fishers are especially economically vulnerable, depending on their daily catch, which is sold immediately, to meet basic living needs (FAO 2013) ...
Story time at the OperationSAFE child trauma camp in Quinapondan, Eastern Samar
FYI. I happened to be sitting with a nice person and his is Mr. Romy he email me as he promise and this is the information we need for our schools,,, this people works for department of education. Your principal can contact the Person who is in-charge it will help our school in Eastern Samar. please anyone who can take care of this it will be very nice. thanks and god bless , (*&*) I did my sweet talk already. LOL good luck... act on it right away please. Feb 4 at 11:37 PM Hi Ms. Hayes, Good afternoon, i'm your seatmate yesterday via tacloban-manila flight. Forwarding some pictures of schools devastated by the typhoon. Here's also the numbers of our Reg. VIII Regional Director and Superintendent of Eastern Samar. Regional Director- Dr. Luisa Bautista-Yu - 0917-8687768/ 0908-1179009 Eastern Samar Division Superintendent- Dr. Bernardo Adina- 0908-6780251 You can contact them directly for assistance. thanks, -- ROMEO B. PARAYNO Project Officer Adopt-a-School Program Department of Education 5th Flr. Bonifacio ...
I think Santa forgot about us last Christmas so now I'd like to ask if there are generous friends out there who can play the role and lend me an elf (or something bigger) on February 13. An Isuzu elf, to be more exact. The Art Relief Mobile Kitchen will be heading to Hernani, Eastern Samar to cook hot meals for our fellow kababayans there.
QUD MEOWnin' EBLI WAN! FINALLY . . . time to go back where I acclimated myself for several years now; to where I have peace of mind & peace w/ the world - no heartaches of whatsoever. Home to where scenic beaches & water falls turning to rapids down its slope; of ancient trees that abound atop mountains of virgin forests. HOME . . . to which I belong. HELLO Taft, hello Eastern Samar !!!
to DSWD Ahon kindly give an update project in Brgy Gigoso, Eastern Samar a coastal barangay washed out by super Typhoon Yolanda?
PRESIDENT FERDINAND E. MARCOS ACHIEVEMENT'S: 2nd Richest country in Asia -First to have Airport in Asia -First to have Train in Asia -No.1 exporter of Rice and Sugar in the world -Drugs are not rampant and drinking alcohol on the side of the roads is prohibited -No Foreigners to Buy Real Estate in Philippines -The only president that does not make use of a cheat sheet When giving a speech here and abroad Projects accomplished and not just promised of: -Manila International Airport -LRT-1 (1st in Southeast Asia) -Heart Center of the Philippines -Kidney Center -Nayong Filipino -Bataan Nuclear Power Plant -Coconut Palace -PICC -Philippines Lung Center -Film Center -Golden Mosque for Muslims -Folks Arts Teatre , SLEX and NLEX (1st in Southeast Asia) San Juanico Bridge -MTRCB, -NEDA, -PDIC, -PAGCOR 13th month pay or BONUS 1) Amlan Municipal High School was established 1972 2) Amparo High School was established in 1979 3) Aplaya National High School was established 1969 4) Balayan National High School (BNHS) es ...
“Let’s help a family get back in their feet, let’s help them fight hunger” One of the volunteers in our mission in Visayas said “This experience makes an ounce of difference in my life” “It’s an eye opener for us, it taught us a lot” with our busy lives as chefs, as a family member, as an employee, as a daughter, parents and a mentor it can be hard to find time to volunteer but I really admire all the people behind the success of our mission in Visayas : Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Pastrana and Brgy. 66 A- Anibong Leyte a blessing in disguise mission from “Bless Yolanda Survivors” by Thank you so much for the opportunity to help indeed you are a blessing. Food Revolution PH would like to thank all the Food Revolution Ambassadors who helped us during our need, the 1st and 3rd Special Forces Company, To Major Macalinao, 1Lt. Duldulao, Capt. Saripada / Arafat, Capt. Butt. for the hospitality, shelter, food and security and guidance during our stranded days in Tacloban. Also to Civil Milita . ...
A Chainsaw and construction materials were delivered to the KC Council in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, where thousands of coconut trees were felled by Typhoon Yolanda that made its first land fall in Guiuan on November 8, 2013.
TD BASYANG update. Basyang was located at 432 km east of Surigao City with max winds of 65kph and gustiness of up to 80kph. It is forecasted to make landfall over surigao tonight. PSWS No 2 is raised over leyte, Southern Leyte, eastern samar and samar. PSWS No 1 over BILIRAN and nothern samar. Pls take appropriate action. Pls aknoldhge rcpt ds msg.
The four congregations of the churches of Christ in Eastern Samar province received certified vegetable seeds and medicines. The construction of their chapels are also on-going.
01-05-14: what is the PLAN?(Site survey for the VHF Repeater in the top of 110 Steps high smart tower located at Marabut Hill, Eastern samar)...ALHAMDULILILLAH, everything was fine.
UPDATE | GUIUAN, EASTERN SAMAR 94 school children were able to watch the bible based animated series, Superbook. God is sooo good!
Need generous donors of fertilizer for calamansi plantation of 75hectares in Guiuan, Eastern Samar. Will benefit 200 families. Please coordinate with UN Habitat.
We continue to reach out in the relief operations to those affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda in Eastern Samar.
Dear FB friends/colleagues, I hope this message finds you well. I am helping a network, the Yolanda Krisis Commons, and we are currently soliciting old books, kahit ano, school books, story books, etc., for children in Yolanda devastated areas in Eastern Samar and Northern Iloilo. This will greatly help children in these areas. It will help provide some comfort and cheer as well as hope in the coming new school year. I have yet to provide you with more details. I just would want to prompt you this early. Kindly expect more details on this initiative from my wall in the coming days/weeks. Thank you for your time in reading this and I look forward to your super positive (book) donations.! Sincerely, Faith Matthew 25:40 – “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
Globe Telecom allocates P7.5M for Habitat for Humanity to build and repair homes in Northern Cebu, Eastern Samar -
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The Open Heart Foundation Worldwide, Inc. held a back to back relief distribution in the province of Eastern Samar on January 30 and 31, 2014. The activity was spearheaded by the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director and Staff of the Foundation. The beneficiaries of the relief operations are the pupils from three elementary schools in Guiuan, Samar and three elementary schools in Hernani, Samar. They were given bags and assorted school supplies. These are donated by the friends of Atty. Turano in Ireland -the Filipino community, Charlie Easterfield and her artist-friends. Each school municipality (Guiuan and Hernani) were also given modules, courtesy of DepEd, for reproduction to be used by six school beneficiaries.
Hon. Mayor Melchor Mergal of Salcedo, Eastern Samar, together with the Vice Mayor and the Municipal...
via UN OCHA Philippines "This photo shows World Food Programme's aid distribution to the remote Island of Suluan, Eastern Samar. Food kits are distributed using small boats to different islands due to lack of roads and people have to walk for several hours to reach their respective villages. More than 1,400 Typhoon Haiyan affected people received 13,65 tonnes of rice, high energetic biscuits and ready-to-eat supplementary food."
The Department of Education (DepEd) is continuing efforts to recover and reconstruct school records damaged by super Typhoon Yolanda in affected divisions of Eastern Visayas and Western Visayas.  DepEd began the assessment in December 2013 and mapped out a strategy in recovery and reconstruction of select school records given the constraints in the area. “Records that have been partially damaged were digitally captured and sent to division offices. Those that were lost or totally destroyed are being reconstructed using other available documents,” said Rogelio Morales, DepEd Director for Technical Services.   In the four divisions of Tacloban City, Eastern Samar, Ormoc City and Leyte alone, records of 78,000 learners in elementary and high school have been affected.  The students' permanent school records contained in Form 137 was identified as a priority. In these areas, around 41,627 were deemed intact, 9,669 had partial damage, and 7,297 were lost or totally destroyed.   Partially damaged forms ...
I would like to acknowledge receipt of 95 out of more than 120 boxes of relief goods sent by St. Thomas Parish in NJ, USA shipped directly to the Salesian Provincial House in Cebu City. All are bound for Eastern Samar, care of DBYC Borongan. I was made to understand that some boxes might have been misdirected to Pasil, Cebu and that some more are still coming to complete the total number sent by Msgr. Richard Behl, Father Danny Canceran and parishioners of St. Thomas.
Acknowledging receipt of 23 more boxes of top-rate goods from London, care of Filipino nurses under the leadership of Michael Duque. Just awaiting 4 jumbo boxes of medicines and medical goods from VA, and we shall soon be shipping the lot to Eastern Samar, together with other goods piling up at the Mary Help of Christians National Shrine.
"Este! News: the monthly newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Eastern Samar, is the only newspaper in Eastern...
Morning is my favorite time of the day i can recall every memories of the past bad and good times.Sometimes i ask myself how far I go in struggling the difficulties in life did I reach on the top of my dream?but the question remain unanswer... I never ask more than God has promise for us I obey and goes with the flow whatever we had now is Gods part of his plan for us I humble down and accept what is the present situation we had but I never lose hope God is merciful and always encourage us to go further and continue dreaming... Wishing everyone a happy wednesday with abundant blessings God provided for us. For my beautiful hometown San Policarpo Eastern Samar Happy Anniversary may God always keep our town peaceful and remain to be prosperous may the division of opinions slowly vanish because of politics and may our Patroness Saint Mary Magdalene help unite the people as one with one visions of peace and prosperity to our beautiful hometown... Much Love, Mjane
The members of the local council of the Knights of Columbus distribute rice packs to Yolanda survivors in Brgy. San Miguel in Balangiga, Eastern Samar, parish of St. Lawrence the Martyr; last December 2013.
No photos cos the team in Eastern Samar can't get wifi, but just a quick update- The ang paos were given to the kids today :') and needless to say it was smiles all around :) Thanks again to all our donors, couldn't have done this without y'all.
SEASONAL CLIMATE OUTLOOK January – June 2014 Overview: El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO)-neutral conditions persisted during the remaining months of 2013 up to December, as reflected by near-average sea surface temperature (SST) across the central and east-central equatorial Pacific (CEEP). Most model forecasts continue to indicate ENSO-neutral condition into early 2014, with an increasing chance towards a warming trend during Northern Hemisphere summer of 2014. January – March 2014 The period is the peak of the Northeast (NE) monsoon season, locally known as “Amihan”. Tropical cyclone activity is however at its minimum. Weather systems that may affect the country are the NE monsoon, tail-end of a cold front, trough of low pressure areas (LPAs), Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), easterlies and one (1) to two (2) tropical cyclones that are likely to develop/enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). Cold surges are expected during the period. For January-February-March season, rainf ...
Almost 3 months after ravaged eastern Samar, teachers & students are still trying to…
Nanay passed away last Jan. 31,2014 at 3:45 pm. Her burial this coming Feb. 10,2014 after the mass at 10:00 am at Salak , Dolores, Eastern Samar.
This is how WFP delivers food to the remote island of Suluan, Eastern Samar in the
Guys, please watch out. Featured today until tomorrow on Kapusong totoo GMA NEWS our place Manicani Island,Guiuan Eastern Samar as they distribute school supplies.
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My daughter just arrived from a Math competition in Maydolong, Eastern Samar. Her mother wished her to bring the bacon. But they otherwise! They got the big egg! Ridiculous! I asked my daughter why they got a very disgusting score despite having a very good coach, an effecient review of the subject matter and the big financial support from the school administration? my daughter just shook her head out of disgust. To the screening faculty members, i for one, and as a concerned father,am calling for your solomonic desicion in choosing the best team or teammate you are fielding in for a competition. kaming mga ka chicken ni boss atty. Gilbert Escoto, pinipili namin ang best *** bago isali sa derby.di porke maganda sa tenga kung tumilaok, kung sa tao mahangin, pinipili na namin. di po mga ka chicken, at mahal naming mga guro. We simply choose the best, to win...and to avoid further embarassment...
The Immaculate Conception Parish Church here in Guiuan, Eastern Samar was reduced to rubble after…
aid distribution to Suluan, Eastern Samar. Food kits distributed via small boats due to lack of roads
Congratulations to my dearest Ella and Shaun Nxs for being no.1 in the Metrobank-MTAP-DEPEd MATH CHALLENGE Division Level Grade 2 in Maydolong,Eastern Samar,february 04,2014.
UPDATE | GUIUAN, EASTERN SAMAR Operation Blessing is preparing for a Superbook screening later in Barangay Taytay Elementary School.
UPDATE | GUIUAN, EASTERN SAMAR Feeding done in Barangay Pagnamitan Elementary School for 63 children.
Medical Clinic: 01.23.14 Brgy Calicoan, Borongan, Eastern Samar Click the link below for more photos:
Tacloban City & LAWAAN, EASTERN SAMAR: "LIFE isn't KIND to everyone, but there is always a SMILE to be found even in the worst of times. NEVER LOSE your SENSE of HUMOR. If there is no humor this world would have been colorless and dull. EVERYTHING happens for A REASON. DON'T GO FINDING REASON, but just WALK the JOURNEY with a SMILE. Everything will be alright..." (y) :D ~ from Ate Leni Amon, Typhoon Haiyan survivor, 2/4/2014.
"When you are in a position to HELP someone, JUST DO IT and BE GLAD, because GOD is answering prayers through YOU..." ~ Marlene Campo Tanauan, her families are Typhoon Haiyan survivors from Bolusao, Lawaan, Eastern Samar.
Edsam Gura's drawing of his experience during Typhoon Haiyan in the town of Hernani, Eastern Samar.…
Several Barangay Health Stations of Eastern Samar were appraised on January 15-17, 2014 as part of SUGOD SAMAR!...
At 4am this morning our 8th Disaster Relief Team left for Eastern Samar. The small Grace Team of 4 members has a...
A US donor is focusing on Guiuan, Eastern Samar for its post-Yolanda (Haiyan) rehabilitation efforts:
ADVISORY: As of 7:55pm, all thunderstorm advisories over Samar & Eastern Samar are now terminated MORE: |
Before Yolanda, Guian in Eastern Samar was known as a historic 'tail town' - Magellan's arrival in Homonhon, base of Allied forces (WWII)
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So my parents can't find a good plafe to shoot :o we're in eastern samar rn, there's nothing wrecked here, sorry :(
02 Feb '14, 11:45 AM: Eastern Samar State University, has recorded 11.684mm of heavy rain in the last hour.
So we decided to meet Basyang yesterday afternoon... @ Guiuan, Eastern Samar
To all Volunteers: What: Launching of "Notebook mo, Sagot ng PUP yan!" for those elementary students in Guiuan, Eastern Samar that affect by the super Typhoon Yolanda. When: Feb. 3, 2014, 6:30am (Flag Ceremony) Reminders: -come early -wear your IPOD V t-shirt
January 25, 2014--More than 12,000 victims Typhoon Yolanda from the provinces of Samar, Eastern Samar and Leyte in Eastern Visayas region gathered in Tacloba...
ADVISORY: Power interruption in parts of Eastern Samar (January 31, 2014). Read more: |
A yellow rainfall warning was raised over the southern parts of Eastern Samar and Western Samar, Leyte, Southern...
Latest weather satelite, pls pray for Eastern Samar/Tacloban
Friends, please cover in prayers PCMN staff and volunteers in Eastern Samar right now. There is a raging storm...
strong winds & rain here in Eastern Samar. Passed by Hernani where evacuation is ongoing
Signal here in eastern samar. Can't get over the Yolanda incident yet here is another typhoon. GodBlessUs.
Heavy, intense to torrential rainfall recorded in Eastern Samar and CARAGA region…
Signal no.2 ..leyte and eastern samar
is going to GUIUAN, Eastern Samar on June 12. Help us raise brand new dictionaries.
Just expressing aloud a wish that may well come true for those who hope and pray for little miracles ... A group from Manila has half a truck worth of goods waiting to be delivered to Quinapondan. I have here at MHC 44 boxes of top quality goods from UK gathered by former student Michael Duque of Don Bosco Mandaluyong, along with 20 sacks of rice, and a whole lot more boxes of food and used clothing. I am in the process of identifying needed seeds and the best resources for the same also for delivery to the most needy farmers in Eastern Samar. Now, this is my wish ... Could anyone produce a truck or smaller AUVs to take them at some time in the very near future? Alternatively, can anyone help me with the cash to rent another truck to bring them from Paranaque to Borongan and Quinapondan? This is not ranting ... this is wishing and hoping, not for me and us here at the Mary Help of Christians National Shrine, but to those who, months after, are still waiting for help.
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Operation Blessing also set up feeding programs in evacuation centers during disaster response operations. Freshly cooked meals were served in these centers. In the three major provinces, more than 900 individuals have been fed. In addition, the feeding of pupils of Pagnamitan Elementary School in Guiuan, Eastern Samar has started, in partnership with the Department of Education.
Life before Haiyan Calendar from our friend, a local surfer from Samar, Abdel Elecho. Order a calendar now. Proceeds will go to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the province of Eastern Samar.
PAGASA 4:08AM: Light to mod. with occasional heavy rains affecting over Eastern Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte and may continue for 2-3 hours.
Heavy to intense rainfall in Borongan, Maydolong, Sulat and nearby towns in Eastern Samar…
Preparations underway for the first OperationSAFE in Eastern Samar that starts February.
IIP board member Lawrence Lim, Geovanna Lim, Sister Sabine, Sister Veronica and volunteers distributed relief goods for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in Santa Rita, Eastern Samar Philippines on January 10. IIP would like to thank all our friends from USA, Canada and Germany.
“Water makes children smile in Eastern Samar:
Water makes children smile in Eastern Samar:
Eastern Samar has been experiencing LPA for two weeks already. Taft is flooded. Roofs in Guiuan are being wipped by strong winds again. Children are continously getting sick. People living in tents & bunckhouses have been evacuated to stronger structures. When will this stop? The forecast I read says it will continue to rain until next week!
Rainfall Yellow warning issued in Eastern Samar, Samar, Leyte and Biliran. Floods and landslide possible.
Yellow warning up in Eastern Samar, Samar, Leyte & Biliran. Flooding & landslides are possible in low-lying & mountainous areas
LPA became Typhoon "Agaton" on January 17, 2014 in Guiuan, Eastern Samar Eastern Visayas. It has a maximum...
Tents are starting to wear out & there's a named storm coming. Please help provide roofs & aid
There is Tropical Depression ryt now in Guiuan Eastern Samar. I am not sure if the tarpaulin would make it. Pls help!
UBE WEATHER UPDATE:. LPA southeast of Guiuan,Eastern Samar has strengthened into Tropical Depression "Agaton".
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Congratulations to all our reviewees from Eastern Samar State Univ for having 100% passing in East West Review Center. God bless all of you
Proud of what my colleagues have done and continue to do for Guiuan, Eastern Samar...….
LPA nears Eastern Samar, Mindanao death toll now at 34:
Haaay low pressure sa Eastern Samar's now a Typhoon. :/ ts God bless your people.
in the past 24 hours which is a lot of rain! Ingat po kayo divan sa lugar malapit sa Eastern Samar (2/2).
A boy takes part in a body mapping activity during our children's consultation in Hernani, Eastern Samar.
LPA becomes tropical storm 'Agaton'; Signal No. 1 up over 8 areas
Tropical Depression “AGATON” is located around 260 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar and is expected to bring...
A low pressure area lingering southeast of Guiuan in Eastern Samar has intensified into a Tropical Depression |
LPA now Tropical Depression Agaton - What used to be a low pressure area (LPA) southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar ...
now Tropical Depression @ 260 km southeast of Eastern w/ max winds of 55 kph near the center to move southwest
NEWS | Death toll from floods, landslides rises to 31 as LPA nears Eastern Samar - InterAksyon via Google
As of 10 AM, the center of TD was located at 260 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar. | via
Please pray for Eastern Samar and other parts of our country for a good weather, heavy rains for more than week already, some places are flooded. And there's typhoon coming in Surigao and nearby provinces. Thank you.
As of 10AM today,the center of AgatonPH was located at 260km Southeast of Guiuan,Eastern Samar or 130km (cont)
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The low pressure area southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named...
LPA Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar has developed into Tropical Depression named Agaton. First cyclone inside PAR this year.
TD was last spotted at 260km SE of Guiuan, Eastern Samar packing max winds of 55kph near the center. |via
“Borongan, Eastern Samar getting soaked with torrential rains (as of 10am, via Project Noah) no.
The LPA spotted off eastern samar has developed into a Tropical Depression "Agaton".
From 2014 to 2016, The National Housing Authority (NHA) will provide some 60,000 permanent housing units to the survivors of super Typhoon Yolanda in six regions covering 14 provinces and 171 cities and municipalities, Vice President Jejomar C. Binay said today.   Binay, who heads the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), said groundbreaking will be held in eight project sites in Leyte and Eastern Samar this month.   “The houses to be constructed by NHA will be permanent homes for the survivors and will be built on permanent relocation sites. The bunkhouses being constructed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) are temporary shelters,” the housing czar clarified.   Binay said that the NHA is currently validating the number of partially and totally damaged houses, checking the number of affected families to be relocated, and identifying and evaluating potential resettlement sites.   "The current 60,000 estimate is based on DPWH data and may change after NHA co ...
Another typhoon about to hit Eastern Samar this afternoon! This time it's heading Towards Borongan!!! How Exhausting!
Eastern Samar, although beset by decades of insurgency and presently suffering from the effects of Yolanda’s fury, could still count its blessings.
This is my documentation in Eastern Samar while under the stewardship of then Governor Ben P. Evardone.
The Israeli Relief Coalition, a disaster response group from Israel, conducted 14 sessions of Psychosocial Training in Eastern Samar which taught 2,140 individuals how to cope with the devastating effects of disasters. The trainings were attended by church workers, teachers, students, other NGO staff, local government officials, and residents, among others. Please continue to pray for the survivors who are still struggling to rebuild their lives two months after super Typhoon Yolanda had struck the Visayas Region.
It’s been more than two months since super Typhoon Yolanda hit the Leyte and Samar provinces with catastrophic consequences, and while the attention has now rightfully shifted to recovery and rehabilitation, it would appear that there are still some lessons in disaster management that are lost amidst old ways and habits. One of the foremost goals of any post-disaster management efforts is the normalization of the lives of the affected population. Normalization, or going back to how things were, necessitates a range of provisions and infrastructures that admittedly takes time to provide. In a short span of time, however, temporary housing units that are far more durable than tents and makeshift shelters may already be constructed en masse as what the government promised to undertook in December last year, when the DPWH announced that 222 bunkhouses (each consisting of 24 units) would be built in the affected provinces. With 126 of these bunkhouses already standing and with the planned construction of abo ...
Operation Blessing's disaster response team in Guiuan, Eastern Samar is also busy preparing for a Superbook screening tonight.
Eastern Samar Representative Ben Evardone has filed a measure seeking to amend the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) to prohibit cross ownership on distribution and generation companies to...
At this time of the year, Eastern Samar has only two seasons - the wet and the very wet!
Backpacks ready for shipping to Samar & Leyte for our adopted school children (Typhoon Yolanda victims) of Batang Elem School, Hernani, Eastern Samar
Huge Selection of Jackets at Low Prices
Been to Balangkayan, Eastern Samar yesterday with Team Hope, Kusog Tacloban and Mobile Soup Kitchen for Kids. And now, we are here in Tubabao Island, a 25-minute boat ride from Guiuan.
Thank you to those Plan supporters who have contacted us to express their support for the children and communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Our thanks also to those who have asked for updates on the status of sponsored children living in the areas affected by typhoon. We have been working around the clock to deliver life-saving aid to communities affected by this unprecedented disaster and have now accounted for all sponsored children. We are deeply saddened to advise that 8 sponsored children from Eastern Samar Province died during or immediately after the typhoon. All sponsors of these children (living in Finland, Germany, Norway and the United States of America) have now been contacted with this news. We are sure you will join us in sending our condolences to those who are grieving for these children and the thousands more that died during this tragic storm.
This movie has scenes shot in the areas of Suribao River, Borongan City, Eastern Samar
UPDATE: EASTERN SAMAR From Fr. Neil Gavan Tenefrancia "Thank you Fr. Nilo Apura and the Parish of St Martha, Pleasant NJ for the $13,000.00 donation to E. Samar typhoon survivors. Damo nga salamat!"
any weather update for eastern samar, Dost_pagasa? still LPA yet roaring winds and heavy rains are hitting our place. thank you.
Grave none stop raining here in eastern samar.
My ancestral house at antipolo Llorente Eastern Samar
At Gigoso,Giporlos Eastern Samar..ptr Reggie and Ptr Luigi ministering to this family beside the sea.Eastern Samar was the first devastated by Yolanda before she hits Tacloban
After visiting Tacloban and Eastern Samar...nasan ang mga donation..no electricity,no infrastructure, still in their tent..I'm just asking?
Bound for Hernani, Eastern Samar for a gift giving campaign for the children affected by Typhoon Yolanda. Thank you grande Island management for inviting me. Lord ,our Almighty God I ask you for your travelling mercy as we travel to Eastern Samar. Keep us safe until we reach our destination. Make us a blessing to all the people we will be encountering in that particular place.In The mighty name of Jesus I pray .Amen
Balangiga, Eastern Samar has been greatly ignored by both media and the government. While focus went to Tacloban and Guiuan, these coastal towns were put on the sidelines and the residents greatly ignored. Relief goods are still scarce and people are still hungry. We were the first medical mission to reach Bgy. Sta. Rosa, which could only be reached by by passing through a kilometer of rough roads. You will see here pictures if schools and even a church run down to ruins. Hoping that the pictures tell the story of destruction which will finally make people realize that there are other towns that need equal attention as well. Would be glad if you could repost and share these pictures so others may know.
Wed, 8 Jan 2014 Apologies and thanks. Am back on Yolanda efforts. I will be sending updates again thru FB but less frequent this time. I will be going home again by end this month to remit funds for the motorboat project of Gemma Miralles' group and seek guidance from those on the ground how else we can help in our small ways our kababayans. Sorry to my other FB friends who are not from Eastern Samar, please bear with me as this is the fastest and most economical way of collaborating with our kababayans in Metro Manila and in other countries. We continue to receive cash donations and would like to THANK the following: 1. Yvette Morente Capito and her team from CareOne, Raritan Bay, Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Proceeds of their 2nd Bake Sale of $760. 2. Kristia Solidon-Escona, Sarah Cepeda and Margarita Gillo Amidar and their group, the Boronganons from UAE for the P26,850 donation. We will continue to plan for fund raising efforts and will keep you posted thru my FB account. God bless!
Its the second day of our seminar. I am right. My excitement for the second day didn't fail me. It was really a nice learning experience for me. A lot of things happened in an instant: I was able to share my stories about the road not taken crossroad story. I was happy. They listened to me attentively, sincerely, and emphatically. I supposed to do that kind of listening to my students. Now I realized I was a failure of caring them. I thought I give what is enough. Thats the beauty of this seminar it able to help me to self-reflect of what to do, how to give proper response, and definitely to help and make a difference. I am more excited for tomorrow for we will going to apply the principles of giving stress debriefing (psycho-social care). Hopefully, if the sun will shine a good ray for my actions, I could do it well. Borongan City, Eastern Samar
The team bound for Guiuan, Eastern Samar is now in Ormoc City. From Ormoc City they will travel via land to (cont)
Eastern Samar Representative Ben Evardone on Tuesday denied allegations that he knew anything about the supposed overpriced bunkhouses being constructed in areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).
The team en route to Guiuan, Eastern Samar is now in Cebu. From Cebu, they will take a ferry bound to Ormoc, Leyte.
Eastern Samar farmers priority for seeding-up – via
When Typhoon Haiyan hit Sulangan on Eastern Samar, Anacita Raluso surveyed the shattered remains of her town and wondered where food and water would come fro...
Philippines: Water makes children smile in Eastern Samar
Borongan Karasikas of Eastern Samar State University participants at Sinulog 2009 The SINULOG The Sinulog festival is one of the grandest and most colorful f.
Eastern Samar Christmas: The beauty and spirit of my people via
I'm just going to ask when you're going to fix the lines here in Eastern Samar. Our internet's not yet working.
Water makes children smile in Eastern Samar: via
Our director Guy Claudio's Rappler piece on the women of Eastern Samar. "As the grassroots leaders of Metro...
In Salcedo, Eastern Samar, with fluctuating signal (most of the time no signal), no signal at all. Poor services!
FFAI arnis sansibar Eastern Samar chapter, officers,members and students of all clubs, there will be a generel rehearsal at the new Legislative Building Borongan City, 8:00 am Jan.11,2014. Please be there, Thanks!
Adopt a School Program (post-Haiyan Efforts) Over the course of less than 24 hours on November 8, 2013, Typhoon Yolanda (internationally referred to as Haiyan) cut a swath of destruction across the central part of the Philippines, severely affecting areas in Eastern, Central, and Western Visayas, and beyond to the northern part of Palawan. Nine (9) of the country’s 17 administrative regions have been affected by the typhoon, covering 12,122 barangays in 44 provinces, 591 municipalities and 57 cities. Along the southern coast of Eastern Samar and the coastal towns of the Leyte Gulf in Eastern and Western Samar and Leyte, there was devastating damage due to a storm surge that caused the destruction of many private houses, businesses and public buildings. The inland areas of Leyte, and Eastern and Western Samar, together with parts of the provinces of Cebu, Capiz, Iloilo, Aklan and Palawan, were severely affected by the destructive force of the wind. An estimated 12.2 million people (2.6 million families) ...
A really great story here by Sylvia Estrada-Claudio. And the final word in this piece is so true and wise:. "I...
i would like to ask about the weather situation in eastern samar. Pls give us updates. Thank you.
Mosquito nets, insect repellent needed in Homonhon, Guiuan, and nearby towns in Eastern Samar.
This "bunkhouse" in Marabut, Eastern Samar is among 228 promised to survivors:
What women of Eastern Samar value in time of great need – A piece by Dr Sylvia Estrada-Claudio
Eastern Samar seaweed farmers priority for seeding-up–BFAR
GUIUAN, Eastern Samar—Some 300 seaweed farmers here will receive replacement seedlings immediately in time for the next seaweeds planting season this January, according to state officials.
02 Jan '14, 10:45 PM: it currently is raining over Eastern Samar State University, Rain rate is heavy, at 7.62mm/hr.
CHRISA - village time in Burak, Eastern Samar, Philippines
Friends may I share with you my final watercolor obra for this year entitled: "Grapes and Oranges" 12-31-2013 8.5" X 11" Borongan City , Eastern Samar , Philippines. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Special report on 11th Marine "Matatag" Battalion HADR operations in Eastern Visayas particularly in Guiuan, Eastern Samar. Video Link:
Santa surprising the children of Hernani, Eastern Samar.
Trip to Guiuan, Eastern Samar, via San Juanico Bridge between Samar and Leyte, Philippines.
The people in tacloban and eastern Samar be strong and happy new tear.
We're back home from Eastern Samar. Still overwhelmed by mixed emotions. I'll try to post pictures after a brief rest. Thank you, sponsors!
A month and a half after super Typhoon Yolanda decimated Eastern Samar, its people are picking up the pieces. Coconuts Manila's photographer AC Dimatatac says it was amazing to witness how determined these people are in continuing their lives despite all the hardships and lack of resources. "As the…
The Relief Operation done in Hernani, Eastern Samar covered by Brother Eric Along
General FLOOD ADVISORY FOR REGION 8: The NDRRMC has issued General Flood Advisory for Eastern Visayas as the 24 hour forecast showed light to moderate rainshower with thunderstorms as the tail-end of a cold front affects Bicol Region and the NE moonsoon affects North and Central Luzon. Watercourses likely to be affected are those found in Southern Leyte, Leyte, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar and Samar. People living near mountain slopes and lowlying areas, LDRRMCs are advised to make necessary precautionary measures.
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At Hernani, Eastern Samar - Turn-over of chainsaw to K of C Hernani Council No. 15468 for use in slicing cocolumbers to be used for rebuilding houses.
At Brgy. Garawon, Hernani, Eastern Samar - Turn-over of construction materials for repair of Garawan Chapel
...travelled with Rachel Ann Renomeron, Chessa May Olitan, Kaye Valle, Leslie Yvonne Morante, kristal and jp from Catbalogan City to Maydolong, Eastern Samar for Geraldine Macawile's wed tomoro.
In the town of Hernani in Eastern Samar, we saw this bunch of kindergarten students at the beach having their classes after their school were partially damaged from Typhoon Yolanda. Santa and his elves decided to stop and surprise them. Look at their reaction. This is the main reason why Operation Santa exists. One of the many memorable stories from our Eastern Samar adventure.
The DENR has budgeted P347 million for the rehabilitation of mangroves and natural beach forest in Eastern Visayas that will provide a first line of defense against storm surge in the future. Other areas covered by the coastal rehabilitation plan are Dulag town in Leyte; municipalities of Guiuan, Llorente and Balangiga in Eastern Samar; and the town of Basey in Samar. “It is clear in the law that we cannot allow people to build houses in areas for mangroves and beach forest,” Paje said, referring to Presidential Decree No. 1067, also known as the Philippine Water Code.
Entering my home province, Eastern Samar: poorest province, million potential. Just give us chances, give us opportunities. Give us hope. Time will come I will build my home here and that may I also help build this place from the ground. Sirang Sinirangan Samar!
Super Typhoon Yolanda may have been destructive, but for Borongan Eastern Samar Bishop Crispin Varquez, it was transformative as it changed the people’s view on life. In an interview over the Church-run Radio Veritas, Var-quez said something good could be drawn from the calamity that claimed
Im going to Lawaan, Eastern Samar to Join Waray Bayaay team distribute relief goods, God bless our trip.
Update: Because of the transportation problem, especially with RORO issues before the Christmas day, the truck carrying the school supplies for Hernani Central Elem. School which have departed Manila last Dec. 22 just arrived at Hernani this morning. The truck have stayed at Matnog for almost two days waiting for its turn in boarding the ferry boat. The driver have decided to stay at Catbalogan City, Samar on the 25th and travelled midnight to Eastern Samar. After unloading the relief goods and school supplies for Gen. Macarthur E. Samar, it headed right away to Hernani and reached our town by around 9:00 am today. It headed next to the towns of Llorente and Balangkayan. Thank you for the generosity of these three towns for letting us load our boxes of school supplies on their truck. Since most of the students are not in Hernani for the season (most of them are here in Manila while others are staying with their relatives from other towns), the team have decided to distribute the school supplies on Januar ...
By Gideon C. Corgue   Tacloban City – A relief operation initiative dubbed “Pasko Caravan” spearheaded by the city officials of Catbalogan City ended Sunday, December 23, 2013.   The “Pasko Caravan,” which is 9 days of joy and smile, has provided not only toys and slippers to the children-survivors of Typhoon Yolanda but also some entertainment.   Catbalogan City Mayor Stephanie Uy-Tan in an interview with the staff of Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-9 said the caravan did not only provide give stuff toys and slippers but also entertainment to children  seriously  affected by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan)     Tan said the caravan ran from Dec. 16 to 23 in  the cities of  Catbalogan and Tacloban and in the provinces of Eastern Samar, Western Samar, and Leyte.   More than a thousand children received the gifts from Tan who personally led the caravan.   Tan said she was encouraged to initiate the project when she visited Hernani, Eastern Samar, which was dev ...
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SAA Employee Jeff Goldberg recently traveled to Guiuan in Eastern Samar, Philippines to assist with emergency management and medical efforts taking place as a result of Typhoon Haiyan. Jeff paints a realistic description of what he witnessed and discussed what he did to assist. How did you get involved with this project? Through my external contacts in the emergency management world—a need was identified for emergency managers with medical backgrounds to do a one-week deployment in the Philippines. I responded to a post for assistance as I knew my background at the Senate, current work as paramedic/firefighter, and my ability to deploy quickly met the primary objectives. The mission description was practically written for me. Tell me about your general experience during your deployment? I was surprised to learn how much you can accomplish when collaborating with other people. At the Senate, processes are important. The people in the Philippines are in a world of hurt. My experience was positive because ...
Christmas tree made from CDs, by the man living in the tent behind, Eastern Samar, Philippines. Photo:
Finally after more than 20 years... (@ Sulat, Eastern Samar)
15 ships blown ashore slow down recovery of bodies The continuing presence of 15 ships vessels that were washed or blown inland by SuperTyphoon Yolanda’s storm surges and high winds in Eastern Visayas have been slowing down the recovery of more bodies in the disaster area, the heads of government agencies under Task Force Yolanda agreed this week. The Philippine Coast Guard reported that nine mostly cargo ships, two tugboats and a barge were still stuck in the coastal villages of Tacloban City while three other ships were grounded in various places in Guiuan, Eastern Samar. PCG Tacloban station commander Lieutenant Paul Gonzales said they were still trying to coordinate with the shipowners on how to refloat the vessels. He said that the still ongoing assessment by insurance companies and lack of equipment were holding them back in putting the ships back to sea. Senior Superintendent Pablito Cordeta, regional director of Bureau of Fire Protection in Eastern Visayas and head of the body collection group o ...
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I am from Eastern Samar and saw first hand the situation there. Thank you for telling the stories of the yolanda victims.
and Samar Island has 3 provinces: Northern Samar, Eastern samar and Samar or others refer to as Western Samar
i hope you do the same for Eastern Samar :)
The man living in the tent behind made this Xmas tree out of CDs - amazing. Eastern Samar
Maligayang Pasko! . Just to share with you this info on the Relief Work at Guiuan, Eastern Samar. Kudos to the...
Salceda leads Team Albay to spend Christmas with ‘Yolanda’ survivors/Daily Tribune/12 22 issue LEGAZPI CITY — Albay Gov. Joey Salceda has chosen to spend his Christmas Noche Buena in the company of survivors in Yolanda-devastated town of Bassey, Eastern Samar, accompanied by humanitarian Team Albay. Salceda, has made it a tradition to sleep and dine with evacuees during calamities, which started among his constituents, surprising them on special occasions such as Christmas with parties, programs and gifts specially for children. The governor had also spent Christmases in Cagayan de Oro after typhoon Sendong in 2011, in Cateel, Davao Oriental after Typhoon Pablo in 2012, and a Valentine’s party in Guihulngan, *** Oriental in 2011. He was with humanitarian Team Albay in all these occasions. This time, Salceda has chosen the barangays of Centra Marabut and San Antonio in Bassey town, as venues for Christmas parties he will host, complete with mascots and clowns, for a night of joyous celebration w .. ...
Thanks for sharing this Tim and Josie. Happy to see you in Maslog, Josie. You're bringing so much help and of...
People taking home their hygiene & water kits distribution in Eastern Samar
Xmas decorations from the Eastern Samar Philippines post
Bgy. Batang, Hernani, Eastern Samar. Of the 196 houses here, only 2 remain standing.
At the UN hub in Guiuan Eastern Samar the only place to get internet
Our good friend Ardie Lopez put together this brilliant video montage from his time volunteering in Eastern Samar...
The history of the Philippines is believed to have begun with the arrival of the first humans using rafts or primitive boats, at least 67,000 years ago as the 2007 discovery of Callao Man showed. The first recorded visit from the West is the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan, who sighted the island of Samar Island on March 16, 1521 and landed on Homonhon Island (now part of Guiuan, Eastern Samar province) the next day. Homonhon Island is southeast of Samar Island. - History . Hate na subject ni Mark Ashley nung sya ay nag aaral. Pero ang hilig nyang manggulo pag nagrereview ako ng mga lessons *laughs*. *smiles*.
"Haiyan" - The Cave in Eastern Samar that helps to save their Lives from Super Typhoon !...
Government troops scores vs NPA in Samar. Despite of these trying and challenging times and people of the Eastern...
Balangkayan, Eastern Samar is the farthest point we shall reach today from Tacloban. They say it'll…
Funds given from around New Zealand went to help this devastated town.
It was a long and hard journey for our contacts in Cebu to bring to Hernani town the relief goods
Donations through Hopevale Trust of reaches remote town in Philippines
Everyone, please note that Tacloban was not the only one devastated by Haiyan. The typhoon first made landfall in Eastern Samar.
do you have plans for rehabilation phase sa brgy batang, hernani, Eastern Samar? Pls pm me coz we want to coordinate po.
On Dec. 18, 1944, Fairchild L-3 Cub landed at Guiuan Airport in Eastern Samar, the first to do so
Finding new hope. My reflection after visiting typhoon-devastated Tacloban City & Guiuan town in Eastern Samar.
U don't need to share a spoken language to understand someone's home collapsed & a small child died Eastern Samar
it's not about my network. It's about the restoration of cellsite in Guiuan Eastern Samar. Destroyed by
'We weren't just hit by the wings but by the full eye of a monster' Paul collecting hygiene kit distribution Eastern Samar
Distributing 980+ hygiene & water kits on Eastern Samar this morning
DILG Sec. takes a time off to tape his broken shoe at an inspection in Borongan Eastern Samar.
in Homonhon Island, Guiuan, Eastern Samar with our contact person, Kuya Billy.…
Hi Kitty. Am referring to restoration of cellsites in Guiuan Eastern Samar which were destroyed by No signal still.
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Jesse Robredo Foundation launches "Tabangay" for Eastern Samar - an adopt-a-community project spearheaded by the...
IRIN: Typhoon Haiyan Heightens Protection Concerns – IRIN News – . EASTERN SAMAR - Women and girls in areas...
Here's yet another opportunity to help Eastern Samar.
MARABUT TOWN PROPER. Photos taken from the highway in Marabut, Eastern Samar. December 15, 2013. Please share.
Happy that we have more than 50 Mayors from Leyte, Eastern Samar, Cebu and Iloilo who attended our Bangon Visayas seminar today.
Full moon and howling dogs in Oxfam tent city in Mercedes Eastern Samar
Balik Bulacan uli after a weekend in tacloban and eastern samar including overnight stay at guiuan town.
Sunset at guiuan eastern samar. Please share
Typhoon Haiyan heightens protection concerns: EASTERN SAMAR, 16 December 2013 (IRIN) - Women and girls in area...
After surviving Typhoon Yolanda, an outbreak of epidemic threatens the people of Eastern,...
13th December 2013 To: Mr. Rolando Valdueza Abs-Cbn Sagip Kapamilya Quezon City Dear Sir, Post-Yolanda situation and condition of our beloved town of Giporlos, Eastern Samar was severely and massively destroyed, in total disarray, chaos and with feeling of hopelessness were obvious and felt by everyone, the victims of this unprecedented super typhoon. Then came along ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya to the rescue. With relief goods that alleviated and mitigated what could have been hunger, thirst, sickness and hopelessness in great proportion. You feed the hungry, an act of conformance to God's words. For this act of kindness, we are so very grateful beyond words that the only tangible action we did was to pray to our God to bless you all and your loved ones. As we rise and move on slowly but surely, we saw the demise of one component of our educational system - the school buildings. However, our children can learn and attend classes in makeshift classrooms, but without there school supplies and needs, this will b ...
Again FB friends I am asking you a favor to please do vote our picture for mr and ms santa claus... It would be a BIG help for our campaign to give a Noche Buena for 200-300 families in tacloban on December 24, 2013 plus mass at 10 pm with three invited priest in Eastern Samar...I appreciate all your support... thank you and Merry Christmas!
PASKO CARAVAN: 9 DAYS OF JOY AND SMILES “Let us make every child smile this Christmas…” December 15-23, 2013 Last November 08, 2013, Typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines with the Eaastern Visayas getting the most number of damages and casualties while injuring and displacing many more from their homes. The said typhoon also ruined many businesses and agricultural properties depriving numerous residents of their livelihood. With the devastation wrought by the typhoon, the City Government of Catbalogan responded out of a sense of civic duty to its brothers and sisters in the region. We were the first to deploy an Emergency Response Team including rescuers and medical personnel in Tacloban City a day after the storm surge. We launched the (SAVE SAMAR) to be able to expand our help to more devastated areas particularly in the Samar Island (Western and Eastern Samar). Since then, this campaign has served as our mindset not just in giving relief goods, conducting feedings and medical missions to the concer ...
I have put off writing a report or update of our Relief Operation efforts in the Typhoon Hayain (Yolanda) ravaged area of Eastern Samar & Leyte. I feel like I cannot express or describe to you well enough the devastation of the land and the turmoil of the survivors. Our 21 member team left at 4am on November 20, 2013. I (Annalisa) followed a week later on the 27th. It took the team two days of travelling by land and 2 hours on a ship or ferry. Operation Yolanda 1st team was not put together by man but we truly believe was hand-picked by God. Once you enter into Eastern Samar, and drive for hours and hours, all the way to Leyte, all you see is devastation. Yolanda destroyed 95% of the area on its path and left thousands dead and countless homeless. After the 5th day and seeing reports on how the government is not visibly helping the survivors we decided that we had to do something. We began planning and preparing for our relief operation which we named "Operation Yolanda". The Lord's hand was in i ...
REPORT FROM JARO, LEYTE.. Jaro is a third-class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines very close to Tacloban City where Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda as it was known in the Phillippines did the worst of her destruction. According to the 2010 census, Jaro with 46 Barangays or Barrios, has a population of 39,577 people. Almost everyone in this town has no power, questionable drinking water, and shelter that lacks either a roof or a door or windows. Sometime during the last two weeks the Americans came and set up potable water with chemical purification in different locations because many wells have been polluted by the storm. On November 7, Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in Guiuan, Eastern Samar at peak intensity with sustained winds of 145 mph. By the time it hit Leyte it had risen to 195 mph which would make it a level 5 and the most powerful storm ever recorded to strike land. Tacloban City the provincial capital of Leyte, took the secondary brunt of the deadly nature of Yolanda because of th ...
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Sending our love and prayers to our team on their way to Guiuan, Eastern Samar. God bless your servant hearts! Go...
Real quick update while I have internet, tried to send a few messages by email and text but not sure if they have got through so to my lovely pete, my wonderful kids and my amazing mum and dad, I am now in Eastern Samar, am safe and well and missing you all x
The team going to Capiz will be leaving on Dec. 4. The 6 man team from Manila will be joined by another 5 to 6 volunteer doctors (from the Vsayas) in Capiz for the medical mission. Relief goods and medicines will also be flown to Capiz with the team. Dr. Charlie Gundran of UP Ugnayn ng Pahinungod Manila, the team leader, is working in coordination with Dr. Bunds Balgos of Roxas City. The group going to Guiuan to be led by Dr. Eric Talens, has been scheduled to leave tomorrow Dec.2. Relief goods, medicines and the volunteer doctors are all set to go but there has been a major set back in the availability of transportation. Commercial flights to Tacloban, Catarman, and Catbalogan have been considered for the team and their cargo. Unfortunately, getting vehicle/s for the the team and the 2000 kilo of relief goods from the airport to Guiuan remains to be a problem. Another option which is both time consuming and less comfortable, is to go by land. This was previously done by the Palo, Leyte team. Contacts in ...
This give a good picture of the relief being done by Calvary Chapel in Eastern Samar.
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