CEBU City, Nov. 7, 2015 – An exhibit showcasing the resiliency and industry of “Yolanda” survivors opened Friday, Nov. 6, at the Ayala Center, Cebu City, in commemoration of the disaster’s second anniversary.
Themed “Faith, Hope, and Caritas,” it features photographs chronicling the past two years of rehabilitation work in the nine worst-hit provinces of the country, and how survivors managed to recover from the devastation wrought by the typhoon.
Gallery of recovery
- Western Samar
- Eastern Samar
- Cebu, Palawan
According to Fr. Edu Gariguez, executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)’s National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA)/Caritas Philippines, the exhibit includes submissions by volunteer photographers from the affected communities.
‘Trash to cash’
Moreover, it displays recycled and handicraft products made by survivors like slippers, accessories, and bags, among others, in line with the Church’s mission to help them become financially independent and fully self-sustaining.
Organized by the NASSA/Caritas Philippines, in tandem with Diocesan Social Action Centers (DSAC), and members of the worldwide Caritas federation, the mini exhibit is part of the ongoing Community-Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) Summit.
The exhibit is expected to run until Sunday, Nov. 8. (Raymond A. Sebastián / CBCP News)