As part of the assistance of the Capuchins in the Philippines for the typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) victims, the Capuchin Social Action, Tulay Lingap ni Padre Pio (TLPP) through its director Br. Edgardo “Edong” Dumaual, OFMCap went to visit the affected areas of Tacloban and Eastern Samar with Br. Allan Samson, OFMCap. to make an initial step in assessing the immediate needs of the people and to formulate a long-term project for victims of the super typhoon. Br. Edong and Br. Allan, through the recommendation of the “Caritas Manila,” director Rev. Fr. Anton Pascual went to meet Rev. Fr. Alfonso Asis, Parish Priest of Our Lady of Salvation Parish in Salcedo, Eastern Samar and Rev. Fr. Edgar Abucejo, Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary in Matarinao, Salcedo also in Eastern Samar. The brothers discussed with Fr. Alfonso and Fr. Edgar the possibility of adapting their parishes for the Capuchins’ rehabilitation and restoration projects for the typhoon “Yolanda” victims. Incidentally, Fr. Edgar was the priest who traveled Eastern Samar via Tacloban to Manila for two days to ask for assistance and relief goods, after the typhoon hit the Province by riding his motorcycle.
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