Tonton Caballero reports on Bohol area
Tonton Cabellero reported on the his visit to the areas affected by Typhoon Rai at the end of January 2022.
“We travelled to Bohol with Bishop Chito Ramos, the National Minister of Alliance of Bible Christian Communities of the Philippines (ABCCOP). Pastors Jeremias Fababier and Rey Almadrones were with us to follow up on churches that were destroyed that were affiliated with ABCCOP since 4 years ago. There to meet us were Pastor Ed & Minda Macdon & Susan Francisco, also from ABCCOP, for the preparation and coordination with the leaders and members of Bohol Ministerial Fellowship through Pastora Mercedita Estorosas.
We had a meeting with some of the pastors and church leaders to discuss the assistance we will provide to those whose houses were destroyed by Odette. We estimated 10 pieces of GI sheets of 12 feet, 2 kilos of umbrella nails and roof sealant with a cost of P6k perfamily. They will be responsible for the lumbers that they need. We were able to help 150 families. Since GI sheets are out of stock, we talked to a Christian hardware store and pre-purchased the GI sheets, nails and sealant needed by each family. Here are some picture of houses that we visited.”
These are houses that have been destroyed, families that will be helped.
How the typhoon affected the people
This barangay (district) was LITERALLY ERASED by Odette in Boa, Cagdianao, Dinagat Island!
The whole barangay was leveled down to the ground by Typhoon Odette destroying everything and killing 5 people.
An old man in this community had pleaded for the people to go up the mountain, even when there was still a wedding rite, so their lives were spared. The newly weds went up with the rest.
The damage of Typhoon Rai (Odette)
A video of the devastation caused by Typhoon Rai (Odette) and some of the relief efforts already undertaking. Emmanuel International is not being mentioned by name, but you can see our logo as one of the organisations that are providing help and relief. (You will also recognise Noel Taban, long-time friend and assistant to ERRP.)
WARNING: The video contains scenes from the typhoon that may be upsetting to viewers.
On December 16, 2021, Typhoon Odette (Rai) hit the Philippines and has devastated many provinces in the Philippines (Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao) with a strength of around 200 kms/hour and gustiness of up to 270 Kms/hr, and making landfalls nine times. More than 300 people have died, around 600 injured and around 50 are still missing (Dec 2021). It has destroyed 85-90% of the houses that were in its path. Millions of People were devastated, without food, water, shelter, electricity, and ways of communication.
To help ease the pain of our suffering people, Emmanuel International will be distributing relief goods to 5,000 families and helping 1,000 families rebuild their houses.
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