Category: People We Serve

Meet Nenita Luz of Palo, Leyte
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Meet Nenita Luz of Palo, Leyte

Meet Nenita Luz, a fisherwoman of Palo, Leyte.   One early morning, Nenita saved up some of her daily catch to offer to us as her gift of gratitude for the fishing boat she received.   We gently told her that we are transients with no means to cook them. But more than that, we reminded her that we...

March 31, 2014January 7, 2019by
A Leyte fisherman receives NVC’s 1,000th Peter Project boat
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A Leyte fisherman receives NVC’s 1,000th Peter Project boat

Meet Rolando Pamplona, of Palo, Leyte, the recipient of NVC’s 1,000th Peter Project boat. He lost his wife to Typhoon Yolanda, as well as his newborn infant. While he was able to find and bury his wife’s body, his child was never found.   Rolando’s boat, named Comunita’ di Piansano, is a gift from the people of the...

March 31, 2014January 7, 2019by
Meet Lorenzo Puno of Ormoc, Leyte
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Meet Lorenzo Puno of Ormoc, Leyte

Lorenzo is a Peter Project beneficiary.  One side of his boat says danke and the other side says salamat. Danke is “thank you” in German, while salamat means the same in Filipino.   Truly an apt name for Mang Lorenzo’s boat, because he was so profuse in his thanks upon receiving his boat. He had answered so many surveys before...

March 16, 2014January 7, 2019by
Meet Pedro Castor’s family
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Meet Pedro Castor’s family

Pedro Castor and his family live in Brgy 94, San Jose, Tacloban, Leyte.   Since they received their fiberglass banca on Valentine weekend, Pedro’s wife had been religiously accepting laundry jobs until she earned P3,600–the cost of  fishing nets that her husband needed.   Today, while we found Pedro’s son readying the net and other equipment for his father’s trip to sea....

Enocencio Tagayong no longer needs food aid
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Enocencio Tagayong no longer needs food aid

Meet Enocencio Tagayong of Brgy 94, San Jose in Tacloban, Leyte. He was among the 50 fishermen who received fiberglass boats through The Peter Project to replace what he lost to Typhoon Yolanda.   After having installed the outrigger as his counterpart, Enocencio has been earning these past three days. On his first day back at sea,...

The first Peter Project beneficiaries give back
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The first Peter Project beneficiaries give back

In February 2013, when the first beneficiaries of the Peter Project in Hinigaran, Negros Occidental, started to fish, they shared the fruits of their work with the Church. When the catch turned low during the cooler months, starting November and up till now, February 2014, they turned into boat makers–becoming one of our boat suppliers for Yolanda-hit fishermen elsewhere. Today, they...

February 26, 2014January 7, 2019by
Meet Antoineth, a Haiyan evacuee from Leyte
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Meet Antoineth, a Haiyan evacuee from Leyte

Meet Antoineth, a little girl from Leyte. Antoineth and family rode the C-130 plane that carried evacuees from one of supertyphoon Haiyan’s worst-hit provinces to a refugee center in Manila. Camille Genuino of NVC Manila brought Mingo and other food resources to the evacuees. As Antoineth’s family was enjoying their early morning serving of Choco Mingo, we learned their story....

November 20, 2013January 7, 2019by
Meet Davin of Ilog, Negros Occidental
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Meet Davin of Ilog, Negros Occidental

Davin is a twin and one of seven siblings. Before he was enrolled in NVC’s Start Right, Live Bright nutrition program in July 2013, he was pale and wan, terribly shy, and hardly interacted. What an improvement 2 months of Mingo Meals can make!

September 18, 2013January 7, 2019by