Barangay San Jose, Borongan City, Eastern Samar
21 December 2014

A former village chief, Rodrigo Costuna nearly lost all of his family’s belongings and source of livelihood when a flashflood came tiding inside his house in Barangay San Jose, Borongan City in Eastern Samar.

“Ang nadala lang namin yung nasa katawan lang namin. Wala na kaming nadala na kasi inuna namin na mailigtas yung sarili namin,” said Costuna as he recalled that fateful night when Typhoon Ruby lashed a massive part of Eastern Samar.

Nevertheless, relief from private and public organizations had already reached Costuna’s residential area prior to the typhoon’s landfall. The latter expressed his gratitude to all the assistance that his community has been continuously receiving until today.

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