Our Work in the Philippines

The Philippines remains steadfast after the wake of yet another typhoon. With little relief from Typhoon Haiyan, the people of the Philippines are now feeling a blow from Typhoon Hagupit. With the help of Catholic World Mission donors, we have been able to bring much hope to the people in the Philippines and respond immediately when needs arise.
Explore the tabs below to learn about the many ways our donors dollars are at work in the Philippines.
Click here to learn more about Mano Amiga Philippines.

Compassionate Franciscan Sisters of the Poor

A day at QOP - Philippines

The Queen of Peace (QOP) Orphanage was founded in 1997 when 16 sisters responded to Christ’s call and became Compassionate Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. They then helped found an orphanage in Pacol, Naga City, Philippines, which is one of the poorest villages in the country. They chose Pacol to joyfully serve the poorest of poor, and help disabled children who are cast away by their families.

The sisters’ orphanage is the only pro-life adoption center for the city of Naga and the Southern Bicol region. They work hard to place children with adoptive families in Sweden, Spain, Italy, and the United States. They’ve successfully placed more than 20 children to date! You can learn more about how your generosity helped make the adoption process easier in the “Finally a Van!” section below.

A day at QOP - Philippines

Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi

Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi in Manila, Philippines, thank donors for helping them get a water tank for their house.
The Manila community of the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi includes 9 consecrated women and 4 missionaries. Together, they work in Manila to spread the Gospel and help with the spiritual formation of families. Their works have included completing a church, sponsoring more than 100 baptisms, and preparing couples for the Sacrament of Marriage. They also help form university leaders and work with Mano Amiga Philippines.

Rebuilding Schools in Capiz

Lonoy Students in Capiz - Philippines

Rebuilding Schools in Capiz, Philippines

Many cities are still rebuilding since Typhoon Haiyan. Capiz, Philippines is one of those cities. Their school, Lonoy Elementary and Agtatacay Norte Elementary School have still not been rebuilt. The government does not provide assistance, and parents of the children are focusing on rebuilding their own homes, while still many children are from low income families. Explore the tabs to see how you can help.

Medical Supplies Shipped

Shipping to Divine Word Hospital

Catholic World Mission donors recently shipped two containers of equipment and supplies to re-stock the Divine Word Hospital after the country was struck by Typhoon Haiyan. The typhoon devastated the Philippines, leaving 4.4 million people homeless. Divine Word Hospital was a vital lifeline to the people of the Philippines in the aftermath of this tragedy.
Catholic World Mission partnered with the Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce – Georgia (PACCGA) to ship a 40-foot container of medical supplies to a port close to Divine Word Hospital.
The items in the containers were collected by Sister Eloisa, head of Divine Word Hospital. The items were then transported to Divine Word Hospital and were put to great use.
Philippines Divine Word hospital shipments arrived

A 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Devastates Bohol

A 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Brings Destruction to Maribojoc, Bohol, Philippines

On October 15, 2013, disaster struck Maribojoc in Bohol, Philippines with a 7.2 magnitude earthquake – the deadliest earthquake in that area for 23 years. The quake completely devastated houses, schools, and historic churches that were over a century old! Can you imagine the force that 32 Hiroshima bombs would create? That is what the people of Maribojoc felt during the 28 seconds their lives fell apart. Unfortunately, Typhoon Haiyan dealt another devastating blow to the Philippines a mere three weeks later, diverting media coverage and critical relief services from our suffering brothers and sisters in Maribojoc.

Maribojoc Church Reconstruction Group - Philippines
Deacon Rick with Fr. Saco (left) and Archbishop Auza (Center) - Philippines
Deacon Rick Medina shows the devastation - Philippines

Qualfon Housing Project

Qualfon Corporation extends a hand to employees in Tacloban

Qualfon is an international telecommunications firm with large call centers in Cebu and Leyte, Philippines. In partnership with Catholic World Mission and Bishop John Du in Tacloban, Qualfon has stepped up to assist employees and their families affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Together, we helped 30 families rebuild and stabilize after the devastating storm damaged or destroyed their homes. In addition to providing resources for home repair or re-building, the joint project is designed to help families get back on their feet through guidance and provisions for resources such as sewing machines and livestock.
We are thankful to have finished this project in September 2014!