Celebrating the Second Anniversary of the Cangumbang Center

Cangumbang Community Center, Palo, Philippines

August 23rd, 2015 marked the two year anniversary of the original blessing of the Cangumbang Community and Evacuation Center, made possible by our partner Volunteer for the Visayans and the fundraising efforts of our Director, Elsa Tomasma. Over the past two years, the center has seen both immense growth and unbelieveable devastation. However, the Cangumbang Center continues to literally stand…

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Day 26: The Power of Minutes

In less than 500 minutes, the lives of millions of people were changed forever. Minutes altered the landscape of the mountains. Minutes made the sea into a monster. Each minute a child lost a parent and a parent lost a child. Each minute someone lost the love of their lives.  In mere minutes, millions of people lost their homes and all sense…

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Day 21: Footage of the Yolanda Candlelight Memorial

As the sun set on November 8, 2014, one year after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), thousands of Taclobanons and visitors lit over 25,000 candles along major city streets to “remember as one”. The effect was powerful. As you walked down any street you saw families lighting candles for their loved ones, children playing in the candlelight, and rows upon rows of…

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

This gallery contains 17 photos.

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 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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