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Background Our last visit to Philippines date on Dec 2016. Based on the last report, Omega Emergency Respond has returned to Mindanao for serving in the local community. Crest requires to follow up with livelihood beneficiaries after typhoon Haiyan and Hangupit.

Objective 1. Meeting u with new partners at Cebu - Baptist Church 2. To follow up the project in Tacloban: Pedicabs, & Freezer 3. To follow up the project in Hernani: Motocab & reach out to the locals for project in agriculture 4. To visit Pastor Noly (farmer) in San Policarpo, Eastern Samar 5. Optional: Balagawan for Seaweed Farming

Team Member Leader: CK Cheong Logistics: Augustine Tan Crest Staff: Olivia Chan

Travel Events

Date Event


1. Livelihood – Transportation, Tricycle

Location: World Harvest Fellowship (WHF), Hernani, Eastern Samar.

Person in Charge: Pastor Samuel G. Aberia, Jr. Contact Number: +63 927 732xxxx Email:

Background: Pastor Samuel started the tricycle on November 2016 with Mr Noel Cabanillas married with one child. The church is responsible to collect 30% from the total income weekly basis.

Update: Up to end of April, the church has collected P 3,386 the 30% of the total income. 3 months after the tricycle on the road, the bearing from the wheel located at the side car has total damaged without any accident. The mechanic found the bearing was the old bearing when the side car manufacture deliver the tricycle.

The replacement cost of P 6,000 has become a burden to Noel and his family. Additional, Noel is keeping his pay to the church even when his is working in farm or working in ministry for the church. The amount of money is from his wife where his wife is working for a Germany base NGO ending on May 2017.

CK Cheong and Pastor Samuel have agreed to share the replacement cost (P 3,000) for the bearing form the money that we have collected.

2. Livelihood – Aquaponic Farming

Location: World Harvest Fellowship (WHF), Hernani, Eastern Samar.

Person in Charge: Pastor Samuel G. Aberia, Jr. Contact Number: +63 927 732xxxx Email:

Update: Aquaponic presentation has done by Pastor Augustine Tan to 29 participants from different Barangays, farmers, fisherman, church members and an ex-mayor for municipal Hernani. 12 of them have registered or willing to learn more.

After discussion with Pastor Samuel and Augustine, Crest will help to fund the demo set in the church when:-

a. Anyone has signed up as member must cooperate with Pastor Samuel (Leader) to plan, survey the local materials and budget must be summited to CREST for approval before August 2017.

b. The members must ready to face challenges and failures

c. All members must keep this project as confidential until it become successful.

d. All glory to God.

Members for Aquaponic Project

3. Livelihood – Agriculture

Location: Alogan, San Policarpio, Eastern Samar.

Beneficiary: Pastor Noly.

Background: Pastor Noly is a farmer received our agriculture seeds worth of P 15,000 during Typhoon Hagupit back in Dec 2014 (refer to report dated on 16-27 Dec 2014).

Update: In April 2017, he has an accident during his family time. He has fractured his right leg and it may causes him not able to work for the next 1 year. He has 4 acres of land for farming however only 10% is utilized.

4. Livelihood – Transportation, Pedicabs and Ice Cube Making

Location: Ridge View Housing Project, Cabalawan, Tacloban (Pedicab Driver – Ramon Verzosa)

Background: Ramon Versoza has accepted as micro entrepreneur in Pedicab renting business since July 2016. CREST has provided 2 pedicabs for Ramon one marked as blue started during July 2016 and another marked as RED delivered on 19 Nov 2016 by Neil.

Update: Mr Ramon is still working as a contraction worker with P 300 a day. However, the payment from the main contractor has delay for a week. His wife, Marilyn Versoza is running the pedicabs rental and ice candy business. She has extended the business on soft drink and prepaid cell phone reload services.

Livelihood provided by Crest is P 15,740.00 for a Panasonic Freezer, Model NR-A8013FTG has fully paid to Omega dated on 19 August 2016.

5. Livelihood – Seaweed Farming

Location: Barangay Balagawan, Silago.

Person in Charge: Dr Elizabeth Santillan Contact Number: +977 981 033 xxxx Email:

Background: CREST has funded and partnership with the local community for the extension of the seaweed project base on following

*Please see attachment (Agape Rural Health – Seaweed.pdf) in more detail

Update: During the meeting, the seaweed community is happy when they received news about CREST is funding the project. At the same time, they feel fear because of the responsibility is on their shoulders.

They reported on 10th November 2016, they have started their planting, however they is no harvest due to strong sea waves. Lesson learned, the community has decided NOT to plant from November until end of March.

As per now, there are 3 batches of planting in the sea.

While waiting for the seaweed to grow, we have built two cages for lobster trap. Life lobsters is selling at 1,500 per kilogram and dead lobster is selling at 300 per kilogram. We have invested P 1,190 for the two cages, materials purchased from STS Peter & Paul Multi-Purpose Cooperation Hardware at Hinunangan, Southern Leyte (N 10° 23.686’ E 125° 12.013’). This investment is paid from the collection from the Pedicabs livelihood in Tacloban.

6. Livelihood: Piggery

Location: Arapal, Cebu.

Person in Charge: Salma Perocho Contact Number: +63 917 324 xxxx Email:

Background: Salma is actively involved in logistics with since typhoon Haiyan. She helped CREST in custom declaration, land logistics, warehousing and human resources when we send containers to Cebu for typhoon relief. Now, she is working with an American NGO for children feeding program in Arapal.

Update: Salma knows we are providing livelihood for typhoon Haiyan survivals. She has proposed to CREST for piggery project in Arapal, Northern Cebu. There will be 2 beneficiaries Gemma Cabarles and Salma Perocho to kick start the project.

Gemma and Salma will agree to pay the borrowed money after the pigs are harvested. They intentionally have it 2 weeks gap, like the first 5 piglets are 2 weeks older than the second batch. If the proposal has approved, the 3rd batch of piglets will be 2 weeks younger. 3-4 months old pig can sell more than Ph 10,000.


Submitted by CK Cheong

Date: 15-May-2017


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