Cheong Chee Keen
Dec 16 – KL – Cebu, flight delay for 2 hours due to plane technical problem. Arrived Cebu at 5.30pm meeting up with Salma.
Dec 17 – Purchased 1 x power generator (3kVa) from Lapu-lapu City, 12.45kg of plant seeds at Danao City for Dolores City (ground 0 for Hagupit).
Dec 18 – Meeting up Collyn and Lorie at Cebu passenger port, collecting remaining 8 tarpaulin rolls from Haiyan respond. Travel from Cebu to Ormoc at 6pm, however ferry delays due to peak session. Arrived at Tacloban around 12 midnight.
Dec 19 – Briefing in Morning, proceed to Basey, Samar delivery first half of the relief items, 517 packs of 2kg of rice, 500g brown sugar, 20g coffee and 2 pack of noodles.
Dec 20 – Deliver second half of relief item to Basey, Samar. Distribution at Barangay Bulao (N 11° 20.246’ E 125°06.075’) and proceed to Barangay Loog (N 11° 18.661’ E 125° 09.553) checking on the boat making process.
Dec 21 – Arrival of Steve and Cynthia. Preparation, purchase relief item before heading to Dolores, Eastern Samar.
Dec 22 – Rented a MPV with Peso 3,000 a day. Heading to Dolores, 5 hours journey. Signed in at Dolores Command Center City Hall. Continue journey to Oras and Arteche, meeting up with Pastor Noly at Alogan, San Policarpio (N 12° 12.489’ E 125° 28.665’). Overnight at Christ the Living Stone Fellowship (N 12°02.207’ E 125° 28.421’).
Dec 23 – Visitation to local churches and pastors, having a dinner fellowship with pastors and distributed gifts and relief items.
Dec 24 – On the way back, visited Catbalogan and Barangay Caticugan, St. Rita with IDRN partner Pastor Jeffery Morante. Relief items are given to the locals.
Dec 25 – Color of Christmas with Omega, and Steve’s Team at Barangay Anibong.
Dec 26 – Return to Cebu by ferry.
Dec 27 – Return to Malaysia.
Summary Financial Report USD 3,000 from Salma (Cebu)
|Received from CREST||124,812.55|
|Emergency Respond for Elmer Palacio (370 hygiene and laundry packs for Leyte Christian College||10,000.00|
|Balance return to CK Cheong for Racee trip to Dolores, Eastern Samar||114,625.10|
|Balance from Salma||114,625.00|
|1 Unit B&S Gasoline Generator BS3000 (2.2KW, Peak 2.5 KW)||13,480.00|
|Accessories for generator||1,203.90|
|Seeds for Agricultures|
|4 x Okra (1kg = 1,060)||4,240.00|
|4 x Kangkong (1kg = 414)||1,656.00|
|4 x Egg Plant (50g = 1313)||5,262.00|
|1 x Calabaza (500g = 1899)||1,899.00|
|4 x Galante (1kg = 980)||3,920.00|
|Balance for the trip||82,964.10|
|*** Seed purchased at Pacifica Agrivet, beside Galsano Olivar St., Danao City (Contact Nida, #09268692992) 1 hour drive away from Lapu-lapu City, Cebu.|
Assessment and Financial Report from Omega Relief
Received from CREST USD 3,000 = Peso 125,000
1st Assessment – Route (Tacloban – Basey – Marabut, Herrani, Maydolong, Borongan City, Sun Julian)
|Food for a team of 12(staffs and volunteers)||12,500|
|Transportation + Driver||12,500|
|Pre-typhoon food and water preparation for Elementary School at Anibong, Tacloban City (Evacuation center for 800 Families)||5,000|
|517 families food packs are distributed in Basey||70,000|
|Immediate financial support for evacuation center in church at Maydolong for 20 families||3,000|
|Immediate financial support for 2 churches as evacuation center Peso 2,000 each for 119 pax and 143 pax at Borongan||4,000|
|Immediate financial support for evacuation center in church at San Julian for 20 families||2,000|
|Total Expenses for 1st Assessments||109,000|
Balance from 1st Assessment Peso 125,000 – 109,000 = 16,000
2nd Assessment – Route (Tacloban – Taft – Dolores, San Policarpo, Arteche)
|Financial support for church at Taft (Total Damaged)||1,000|
|Financial support for church at Dolores (Total Damaged)||1,000|
|Financial support for church at San Policarpio (Total Damaged)||1,000|
|Financial support for 3 churches at Arteche (Total Damaged)
a. Church as evacuation center with 30 families
b. A pastor house total damaged
c. A pastor house and church partial damaged
|Transportation and food for a team of 2 persons||5,000|
|Total Expenses for 2nd Assessments||16,000|
1. Food Distribution- Barangay Bulao (N 11° 20.246’ E 125°06.075’) for 300 families. Barangay Captain is leading the distribution process by calling their families one by one.
2. Assessment– Arrived at Dolores city hall at 11:30am, 22 Dec 2014.
Statistics (Affected by Typhoon in Dolores)
3. Livelihood Project – Agriculture
Beneficial – Pastor Noly at Alogan, San Policarpio, Eastern Samar.
House and Church GPS Coordinate – N 12° 12.489’ E 125° 28.665’
Pastor Noly is a farmer and pastor among the community in Alogan. Over 8 years of his minister, he brought 4 hectares of land and build his house and church in this land. He has a family with 4 children, 2 sons and 2 daughters.
Before the typhoon, Pastor Noly dream was to impact the community but teaching and empower the local with his skills. He wanted to build a greenhouse and promote organic farming by received loan Peso 10,000 from the local government to extend his farming business. He has purchased seeds and fertilizer stored at his farm.
His elder son has graduated from local university and her another two more daughters are still perusing university degree.
During the typhoon, it destroyed everything he has, besides the strong wind collapse the church building build on top of the land, the flood water has damage the plants and land. For this reason, his two daughters have to stop schooling and only depend on his elder son only income where he is working in Borongan City. Moreover, he still need to return the 10,000 peso loan from the government.
Neil and I have agreed to release all seeds that we have brought to Mr. Noly with below terms.
- work closely with Omega Relief
- repay his loan Peso 10,000 after his first harvest (in 3 months)
- subsequence harvests, he need to return to Omega & Crest at Peso 15,000 and we will together to help others in the community.
Besides the seeds, Crest also release Peso 5,000 for him to employ a helper in his cleaning activities.
4. Livelihood Project – Pedicab
We have successfully rolled out 10 pedicabs in Tacloban city. However, this project may come to stop due to oversupply of pedicabs in the city. Two months ago, Tzu Chi Foundation has release 250 pedicabs for free to the survival and the statement and number has yet to verify.
Due to the Typhoon Ruby, government has issue zero evacuation for everyone whom staying in Tacloban City. At the result, our pedicab beneficiaries are not able to gain incoming approximately 3 weeks (pre and post typhoon). Suggest to Crest to waive 3 weeks (1 week is Peso 50) payments for our beneficiaries.
5. Livelihood Project – Fishing Boat
Fishing boat making process has being delayed due to local authority in Tacloban does not permit boat making process in Barangay Anibong. With help and connection in Basey, Omega has found a place to start the making process. At this moment, materials have arrived at Barangay Loog (N 11° 18.661’ E 125° 09.553). The targeted date to release first boat will be in January 2015.
Colorful Christmas preparation for 1,000 kids
AOG Church partially damaged by Typhoon Ruby in Taft, Eastern Samar
Meet up with IDRN Partner – Jeffery Morante from Sta Rita, Western Samar
School facilities damaged by typhoon
1. Assessment done in Dolores.
2. Follow up development project in Tacloban, pedicabs and fishing boats.
3. Started a new livelihood project in Eastern Samar, agriculture.
1. Provide 3 weeks repayment waiver for the pedicab owners. Peso 50 (per week) x 3 x 10 (number of pedicabs) = Peso 1,500
2. Omega has requested financial help for year 2015, to continue the development project in Tacloban.
Omega has intension to extend the livelihood project in Tacloban & as well as in Samar. Samar has marked poorest state in term of income per household for whole Philippines. Besides our projects, Omega has started a women fellowship in Barangay Anibong, Tacloban and providing micro enterprise for the women to help income for household. The scheme is soft loan - Peso 3,000 per family and repayment in 6 months without interest. This project will supervised by Ms. Dallin from Mindanao.
Collyn has provided below items for CREST directors consideration in year 2015.
Items (Per Month)
|Rental of office & house in Tacloban||6,000|
|Upkeep, utilities for the house||1,000|
|Transportation & communication allowance for Niel Gonzales||3,000|
|Support a local volunteer (for 3 months only)||6,500|
Submitted by CK Cheong
14 January 2015.