Category Archives: Typhoon Yolanda

Typhoon Relief — Other Rebuilding Projects


Seed donation to start rebuilding the Jesus Nazareno Shrine in Baybay, Roxas City

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Donated to Nipa Baptist Church Church for needed repairs



Repaired the roof of the San Roque Chapel in Sitio Takilid, Baybay, Roxas City

Typhoon Relief — Tukod Katig


And now, with roofs over their heads we were ready for the last phase, helping the fishermen fish again by rebuilding their broken boats.

Livelihood Destroyed by Typhoon Yolanda

The Rebuilding

Typhoon Relief — Tukod Balay


After food relief, it was time to roof the battered homes…so TUKOD BALAY commenced.  We bought materials to fix homes, just to keep the rain and sun away.  Armed with materials, galvanized sheets, roof glue, nails , good will and a carpenter, we proceeded to help those who needed help…almost 100 homes were rebuilt over the next 3 months.

Typhoon Relief — The Children — Christmas Party


December 19, 2013 at the Don Conrado Barrios Memorial School, Baybay, Roxas City

Typhoon Relief


The nation and the world were beginning to realize that enormity of the damage wrought by ‘Super” Typhoon Yolanda. The primary focus was on Tacloban City, where the media converged. ABS-CBN’s Korina Sanchez and CNN’s Anderson Cooper covered the Tacloban disaster (and for comic relief amid the devastation, had a row about a seemingly childish issue given the crisis at hand).

International aid was starting to pour in. The generosity of people from across the globe is so heartwarming and admirable. But, like any major catastrophe, the logistical challenge of distributing aid is simply enormous. Coupled with local political turf wars and unscrupulous scoundrels, the task of getting the right help to the right people is a very daunting task.

Typhoon Relief — The Children


At Don Conrado Barrios Memorial School, Baybay Roxas City

Typhoon Relief — Close to Home (Baybay and Dumulog)


Baybay, Roxas City — Tony Morente Feeding Program

Typhoon Relief — Olotayan


One of the hardest hit areas in the province of Capiz was Olotayan, a small island north of Panay Island.

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The destruction in Olotayan was chronicled in the Philippine Inquirer:

The Typhoon’s Aftermath in Olotayan

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Olotayan Relief

Mobilizing Private Relief Effort for Roxas City


Because of the widespread destruction wrought by Typhoon Yolanda, we knew that there would not be sufficient and timely help coming.  As with any major catastrophe, the amount and timeliness of aid have always been a challenge.

So, starting with Victoria (Vicki) Altavas-Arcega, the family started a private drive for aid, focused on Roxas City and particularly the barangays of Baybay and Culasi.  So, a call for aid was sent by Vicki to friends and classmates:

The Plight of the People of Roxas City


Aid was coming alright but perhaps not enough or not to the people who needed it most.

Victoria Altavas-Arcega of Baybay, Roxas City wrote:

Just came from the cousins next door and this is what we talked about…