Philippines 2014

Tanauan - Leyte  Children of Leyte - December 25, 2014. Tacloban  Smiling faces of Tacloban neighbourhood - December 25, 2014. Tanuaan  What happens when your community is destroyed and your family lost ? Tanauan - Leyte - December 25, 2014. Tacloban  "Mijnheer" the personal chauffeur that drove me around day and night Tacloban - December 25, 2014.
Tanauan  The ever smiling faces of the Philippines - December 25, 2014. Tanauan  Chatting to a local nun, explains me what happened here more then a year ago. When the U.N. asked the locals what would be their highest needs, they replied : A new Chapel ! - December 25, 2014. Tanauan  Many of the people attending the church service lost family members and friends, many of whom are now buried in the mass grave outside on the main square.  - December 25, 2014. Tanauan - Leyte  A disaster-prone nation, the Philippines sees, on average, 20 typhoons a year, in addition to a host of earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, droughts and landslides. December 25, 2014.
Hotel Alejandro  Hotel Alejandro - my accommodation each time I'm here. This hotel was world news covered by CNN during the super typhoon Haiyan. The water flooding down from the stairs has been featured in their news coverage. Tacloban - Leyte - December 25, 2014. Tanauan  Getting started to donate hot meals to the victims of last year's super typhoon Haiyan. Tanauan - Leyte - December 25, 2014. Tanauan  Because we think that Christmas should be a day to enjoy for everyone. Tanauan - December 25, 2014. Tanauan  A sad reminder of the super typhoon Haiyan - Tanauan - December 25, 2014.
Tanauan  Thousands of people perished on november 8, 2013. Tanauan - December 25, 2014. Tanauan  With the help of Saint Joseph Hospital from Turnhout, Ferplast Benelux, friends and family... we were able to donate not only 300+ hot meals to the locals, but also fancy bags of candies for the kids, special made-up packages with essentials such as soaps, shampoos etc...  Tanauan - December 25, 2014. Tanauan  People queing up to claim their hot mea - Tanauan - December 25, 2014.l Eddy and friends  This young lady would'nt let me go anymore - Tanauan - December 25, 2014.
Tanauan  When Typhoon Haiyan hit Leyte’s eastern coast, the town of Tanauan took much of its force. December 25, 2014. Tanauan  Survivors of super typhoon Haiyan - December 25, 2014. Tanauan  Because everyone deserves a hot meal on Christmas Day - December 25, 2014. Tanauan  Being able to donate hot meals on Chrismas Day makes me very happy indeed. December 25, 2014.
Tanauan  This must be one of my most joyfull Christmas' ever. Seeing the smile on the people's faces makes me want to stay. December 25, 2014. Tanauan  There is a common experience that, as an outsider, I cannot fully grasp. Everyone in here has sensed the risk of death. They have been so close to the end, but they have survived. December 25, 2014. Tanauan  Distributing candies for the kids. Tanauan - December 25, 2014. Tanauan - Leyte  4 million people has lost their homes due to Haiyan.  December 25, 2014.
Tanauan  After the donation, we held a private party next to the church - December 25, 2014. Tanauan  Time for some fun - December 25, 2014. Tanauan  Enjoying lunch together - December 25, 2014. Tacloban Airport  Sunrise over Tacloban airport - December 26, 2014.