Ormoc Buenas Pension House
Travel Blogs from Ormoc
... br> This week construction continues on the water tank and tower for the center, but electricity installation is still on the back burner, waiting for approval for reinstallation. Slowly but surely the amenities which we see as standard and basic in the United States will be available at the center. However, seeing the full functionality and impact of the center without these amenities, only further solidifies to me that they are not a necessity in life.
... of NVC, we were able to deliver nine boats with our initial donation. These boats were delivered to fishermen in Ormoc and Palo, Leyte in March and April. As part of the CSR effort, I was a member of a team from Emerson that traveled to Leyte to participate in the turnover and to meet the recipients.
As our plane touched down on the tarmac, we immediately got a sense of conditions in the city considered ...
... has graciously let Kid’s
International use their home and they provide relief because during the storm
their two maids were running in and out of their room on the first floor to
take their things upstairs and when the storm surge came it forced the door
shut and the girls were unable to escape and the family was unable to release
· -People were at the gates of a government
worker’s home but he would ...
... rest and relaxation turned out to be quite draining as we had a three hour drive back to Tacloban to cap off the day. One thing we have noticed and been quite disappointed by during our time here has been seeing the flaunting of wealth and prestige the larger, established NGOs are unashamed to exhibit. Agencies such as the WHO, UNHCR, Plan, Oxfam, the Red Cross, Save the Children and the World Food Program. These organisations, some of which I donated to and many of ...
... in a disaster zone. What does a disaster zone look and feel like? This was the predominant question in my mind before we left Melbourne. I knew that much of the city was still in ruins. This is certainly the case. The first glimpse through the potholed window of the plane revealing palm trees stripped bare of their palms, buildings composed mostly of rubble and whole neighbourhoods inhabited by tents evoked such a feeling of not only shock, but awe ...