CEBU. Children in the Barangay Tinago gym in Cebu City, which serves as an evacuation center, enjoy a game that involves candies (and who wouldn’t?) during a party hosted by members of the Couples for Christ. (Arni Aclao)
THE Task Force Paglig-on of the Cebu Provincial Government is implementing an “adopt-a-barangay” program as part of the rehabilitation work in communities typhoon Yolanda has affected.
Capitol consultant Baltazar Tribunalo Jr., who heads the task force, said government agencies and private institutions will be encouraged to identify a barangay or area where they want to help by donating construction materials and other items.
TACLOBAN CITY -- One month after Super Typhoon Yolanda and 16 days before Christmas, thousands of residents in Eastern Visayas are still homeless, uncertain whether they would be able to enjoy the holiday season.
A NON-GOVERNMENT organization (NGO) based in the United States will put up a temporary center in Cebu City that will train individuals on how to install chlorinators in areas affected by Yolanda.
WaterStep, an organization based in Louisville, Kentucky, plans to train leaders from different NGOs on how to set up M-100 chlorine generators in areas in Eastern and Western Visayas and Northern Cebu that the typhoon hit last Nov. 8.
AN OFFICIAL of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) yesterday said his agency will provide mangrove seedlings and saplings to those who want protect their coasts from storm surges.
The Cebu City Council also asked the Coastline Management Board (CMB) to study areas suitable for planting mangroves.
THROUGH art, children in Sitio Pasil, Barangay Langub in Kinatarcan Island relive their experience of the morning super typhoon Yolanda unleashed strong winds and a storm surge that destroyed their homes.
The children underwent debriefing by volunteer teachers of the Colegio del Sto. Niño last Saturday. They participated in games and art exercises organized by the teachers.
Yesterday, exactly a month after Yolanda destroyed nearly every house and boat on Kinatarcan Island, residents in Barangay Langub celebrated their fiesta.