Monthly Archives: February 2014

Distributing hygiene kits to stranded island communities

Distributing hygiene kits to stranded island communities

Homonhon Island 1Little was left after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck Homonhon Island in Eastern Samar province on November 8 last year. The typhoon, which wreaked havoc throughout the Central Visayas region of the Philippines, destroyed all forms of transportation on the island, leaving local communities stranded and isolated.[pullquote]We could not let those communities languish without assistance because they were isolated.

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Assisting typhoon recovery in isolated mountain community

Assisting typhoon recovery in isolated mountain community

On the second day of February, together with my CFSI colleagues Venus and Edison, and Tukkie from UNHCR, we left Guiuan around five in the morning bound for Barangay Maybunga - a poor community situated on top of a mountain in the municipality of Balangiga in Eastern Samar that was hard hit by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), which struck the Central Visayas region of the Philippines on November 8.

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Toys and slippers for displaced children in Zamboanga

Toys and slippers for displaced children in Zamboanga

CFSI’s Child Protection and Education Project (CPEP) and new donor the Sarang Bangun Learning Center distributed toys and more than 200 pairs of slippers on February 12, 2014, to displaced children sheltering at Joaquin F. Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex in Zamboanga City.

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CFSI project team meets with Zamboanga City Mayor

CFSI project team meets with Zamboanga City Mayor

Staff from CFSI's Psychosocial Support to IDPs Project in Zamboanga City, headed by Project Officer Lorelie Estores-Panganiban (center), paid a courtesy visit to Zamboanga City Mayor Ma. Isabelle "Beng" Climaco (second from right) on February 14, 2014, to introduce CFSI and the project.

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Rebuilding lives in a devastated community

Rebuilding lives in a devastated community

By Mary Antoniette Amistoso
Visayas Protection Project, CFSI Field Office Guiuan

The devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), which struck the Central Visayas region of the Philippines on November 8, is still being felt by many throughout the region. In …

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CFSI featured in television news program on Zamboanga

CFSI featured in television news program on Zamboanga

CFSI’s Director for External Relations Joseph Lumanog appeared on the GMA Network’s “Reporter’s Notebook” program on February 4, 2014, to talk about the situation facing the tens of thousands of people who remain displaced in Zamboanga City following …

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CFSI recognized for its Zamboanga humanitarian work

CFSI recognized for its Zamboanga humanitarian work

The Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Field Office IX paid tribute to CFSI’s ongoing humanitarian efforts in Zamboanga City with the awarding of a special Plaque of Appreciation on January 30.The event – part of the DSWD’s 63rd …

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