Barangay Sohutan, Borongan City, Eastern Samar
21 December 2014

Sergio Gallenero remembered his family’s struggles at the height of Typhoon Ruby’s landfall in Eastern Samar.

“Nakakalungkot, inaayos ko pa naman ‘yung kusina namin. ‘Yun pala dadalhin lang ni Ruby,” said Gallenero. His home in Barangay Sohutan was completely wiped out, forcing him and his family to take refuge in his brother’s house nearby.

Nonetheless, Gallenero is thankful that his family survived the typhoon.

Due to an early evacuation in the area, no casualties were recorded in Barangay Sohutan except for a few of the residents’ domestic animals.

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