Philippines – Rebuilding after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB), the social justice arm of the Jesuit Philippine Province, swung into action shortly after Typhoon Haiyan struck on November 8 with an emergency relief programme, Bangon Pilipinas (Rise Philippines). Jesuit communities across the world responded quite positively to the appeal of Fr. General and Fr Antonio Moreno SJ, Provincial of Philippines. With the emergency relief programme concluded on November 24, SLB is now finalising rehabilitation plans. These will largely be focused on Culion, Palawan, Jesuit mission island that was once the world’s largest leper colony. Read More …