Day 17: A Widowed Husband & Father

Gil is a Typhoon Haiyan Survivor from Tacloban City. During the Typhoon, he was in the office building of the Budget Hotel, which sits across the road from the sea shore. We must warn you before this story begins, it does not have a happy ending. At 6 p.m. the day before Typhoon Yolanda was supposed to begin, I decided…

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Day 16: Interview with Angus Walker – International News Correspondent

Angus arrived in Tacloban on November 10th and had no choice but to sleep in what was left of the airport overnight, in hopes that the following day transportation and news would assist him in beginning his reporting of the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda. As he explained in his blog just a few days after his arrival, Angus’s first reaction…

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Day 14: Haiyan (Yolanda) Commemorative Events [Photos]

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It was an emotional, powerful weekend in Tacloban City, as the one year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan arrived and the commemorative events commenced. These photos were taken on November 7th and 8th, as survivors joined together to remember those that lost their lives and stand united with hope for the future. To help Tacloban Rebuild, Get Involved with the GoAbroad…

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Day 13: Scholarship Support Update

Through the sale of T-shirts in and around Tacloban City in the Philippines and generous donations for supporters from the Philippines, Canada, the U.S., and England, over $2,500 USD has been raised for Volunteer for the Visayans over the past 2 months to provide funding for Educational Scholarships in the Philippines. Six students who have continued pursuing higher education, despite…

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Day 11: A Story of Hope

Visiting the community for the first time in 2009, building homes and getting to know the locals for 6 months in 2011, avidly fundraising in 2012, completing construction of a community evacuation center in 2013, our director Elsa Thomasma has more than a close relationship with the village of Cangumbang. So when Typhoon Yolanda ravaged through the Philippines in November…

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Day 9: After Typhoon Haiyan

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A picture is worth a thousand words, but photos of life after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged through the Philippines only begin to do the experiences of survivors justice. As you view these photos, we encourage you to examine them as if they were your own. Imagine yourself returning to your home, school, or city, and finding it in literal pieces. Visit…

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Day 8: One Year After Yolanda

12 Months have passed since Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) ravaged through the Philippines, devasting numerous towns and villages, leaving millions homeless, and taking the lives of thousands of Filipinos. Each day after Typhoon Yolanda seemed like a month for survivors, filled with constant battles, searching for loved ones, and savanging for food and water. Each day seemed to have no end. Though one year…

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Day 7: Stories of Survival – Storya.ph Launches

As one of the only IT companies in Tacloban City, GoAbroad.com‘s Philippines Office felt a strong desire to help provide an online platform to unite survivors and help their stories be heard after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) ravaged through their city killing thousands, and leaving millions homeless including the staff themselves. Though years from now, INGOs, International Media, and eyes around…

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