SOS actively joined in the two-day protest activities on November 7 and 8, 2014 to commemorate the destruction caused by Typhoon Yolanda and to hold the Aquino government to account for its ineptness and criminal negligence for the lives loss and continuing injustice and misery faced by the people, a year after the disaster.
Sixteen SOS members and volunteers from Manila travelled to Tacloban to join the protest celebration and express their solidarity to the people of Eastern Visayas. They marched together with peasants, workers, urban poor and women in the region in the two-day protest actions.
SOS volunteers also led the first aid teams for the two-day action. They networked and coordinated with hospitals, medical schools and health organizations which provided human and logistical support help in first aid response during the activity.
In a related activity, four representatives of SOS and its network members – Health Alliance for Democracy, Community Medicine and the Alliance of Health Workers attended the Visayas-Mindanao Conference of Calamity Victims on November 5-7, 2014. Rosalinda Tablang, SOS program manager, presented SOS experience in responding to the destruction caused by Typhoon Ondoy and the Habagat (southwest monsoon) flooding in the National Capital Region.