Having faith in the mission: the Ruby Emergency Response in Catbalogan City

A man carries the ActionAid foodpacks in Barangay Cagutsan for relief distribution.
A man carries the ActionAid foodpacks in Barangay Cagutsan for relief distribution.

The aftermath of the Typhoon Hagupit was a damp and bleak. Electricity was out and one could hear the chorus of generators across the city. Daylight was a blessing; nighttime was almost a curse—streets were only lit by the lights coming from passing vehicles and stores relied on candles and emergency lights. It was as if the whole town was deserted.

The rains though, didn’t stop the team from Balay Mindanaw to respond to the needs of the people in the Barangays of Mombon, Cagutsan, Cinco and Rama. These island barangays belong to the greater Siera Group of Islands located an hour away from the mainland of Catbalogan City. Composed of seven island barangays, the islands is regarded as one of the tourist spots in Catbalogan City. Continue reading “Having faith in the mission: the Ruby Emergency Response in Catbalogan City”