Carigara farmers getting back on their feet

When Typhoon Yolanda left the country, it left a trail of devastation. It swept away loved ones, homes and the source of income of many Filipinos, especially in hard hit areas of Leyte and Samar. Despite the vast amounts and different kinds of international and local aid given, the national […]

DOH’s Poor Handling of Measles Outbreak: Telling Signs of Looming Health Disaster to Come in Typhoon Ravaged Areas of Leyte and Samar

“The recent measles outbreak and the government’s poor response in containing it appeared to be a very fearful precedent of other possible health disasters in typhoon ravaged areas of Leyte and Samar”, said Samahang Operasyong Sagip (SOS) President Rosalinda C. Tablang. The year 2013 ended with a sharp increase in […]

Pre-school Raising Funds for Storm Ravaged Areas

Little Earth Montessori pupils have been learning about compassion through fundraising efforts to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Parents at the Paraparaumu are holding a garage sale to raise money for the storm-ravaged nation on Sunday, December 15, at the Waikanae Beach Hall. Donated items will […]

Fact Sheet: Medical-Relief Mission

SAMAHANG OPERASYONG SAGIP November 20-25, 2013 COVERAGE: Medical Mission – 1,088 beneficiaries from 5 barangays in the municipality of Hernani and 3 barangays in Municipality of General MacArthur in Eastern Samar province; 6 barangays in Basey, Western Samar. Relief Distribution operation – 1,664 families from 14 barangays in municipalities of […]

Typhoon Yolanda Situationer

The world’s most powerful typhoon of the year, Typhoon Yolanda (International code name Haiyan), struck the Philippines Thursday, November 7, 2013. According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical and Services Administration (PAGASA), it first smashed into Samar and Leyte, with maximum sustained winds at 235km/h, with gusts up to […]