Category: Current News

School Break Snapshots

School Break Snapshots

15 October 2021 - Emmylou Hallig

The past two months went by quickly for the staff members of Tiwala Kids and Communities. The team took advantage of the school break period to connect meaningfully with the children and families. Although face-to-face classes were still restricted because of the lockdown, home visits and online activities were done to continue to minister to […]

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Scholars Spotlight: Persevering through the Pandemic

Scholars Spotlight: Persevering through the Pandemic

13 August 2021 - Emmylou Hallig

July 10 marked the end of the school year for students here in the Philippines. It was a challenging year academically. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, learning shifted from the face-to-face setting to a distance education format. Modules replaced physical interactions. Children had to stay at home and learn within the confines of their homes […]

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Broader Horizons

Broader Horizons

17 May 2021 - Emmylou Hallig

It’s an eventful period for all of us at Tiwala Kids & Communities. In a span of four months, the Lord opened up new places of outreach, Tiwala forged new partnerships, and reached new milestones. Here are the highlights of the previous months: New Outreaches and EndeavorsTiwala Kids & Communities is a small charity that […]

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Typhoon Response Report

Typhoon Response Report

4 March 2021 - Emmylou Hallig

In October and November 2020, the Bicol Region was hit by three consecutive typhoons. These calamities left extensive damage in the Bicol Region. The violent winds toppled electric posts and mobile phone towers. Rivers overflowed and low-lying areas got flooded. Volcanic mudflows from Mount Mayon buried at least 300 houses in the town of Guinobatan. The […]

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Peace in the Midst of a Super Typhoon

Peace in the Midst of a Super Typhoon

4 March 2021 - Emmylou Hallig

The winds were roaring and increasing in speed and ferocity in the early morning of November 1. Super Typhoon Goni, the strongest typhoon of 2020, was packing winds of 225km/h and with gusts of up to 315 km/h. The highest public storm signal (Signal 5) was raised in the Bicol Region and almost one million […]

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Opportunities Amidst Typhoons and a Pandemic

Opportunities Amidst Typhoons and a Pandemic

22 December 2020 - Emmylou Hallig

As if the COVID-19 pandemic was not difficult enough to cope with, the Bicol region was hit with three consecutive typhoons in three weeks last month. First, Typhoon Quinta brought so much rainfall that Legazpi recorded its worst flooding in fourteen years, and floodwaters crept inside our Tiwala office. Then Super Typhoon Rolly, the most […]

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