October 22, 2017

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Parish promotions of the Cause of K of C founder begins -

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The K of C as agents of communion -

Monday, April 3, 2017

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Remembering the Saints and our departed loved ones -

Monday, November 7, 2016

Supreme Knight’s Report Highlights Order’s Charity -

Monday, August 15, 2016

Filipino youth promote Fr. McGivney’s sainthood bid during WYD in Poland -

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Father McGivney’s Cause promoted at the 51st IEC -

Monday, February 1, 2016

Knights support Eucharistic congress in the Philippines -

Monday, January 25, 2016

Fr. McGivney’s Cause promoted over Catholic Radio -

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Knights of Columbus Priest-Scholars vow to promote Cause of Fr. McGivney -

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Father McGivney feeding program for the poor kicks-off -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Working Toward Recovery -

Friday, September 5, 2014

The story of Father McGivney, extraordinary priest -

Friday, August 29, 2014

Rebuilding lives in typhoon-hit Central Philippines -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Prayer for the Canonization of Fr. McGivney to be recited as the opening prayer in all council meetings and activities in Luzon State -

Monday, May 12, 2014

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Rebuilding lives in typhoon-hit Central Philippines



With the knock of hammer and the swish of brooms clearing up debris: life goes on in a coastal village of Hernani, Eastern Samar four months after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) devastated parts of Central Visayas.

On the side of heavily damaged houses, the buzz of chainsaws roared across the village of Garawon as people put their lives back together.

Donated by the Knights of Columbus, the chainsaws were among the aid that the Order has provided to help victims rebuild their homes in Eastern Samar and Leyte.

Sawed into planks, the coconut trees felled by the typhoon are used in repairing damaged houses and building new ones.

The chainsaws were donated to salvage the fallen trees amid enormous need for temporary and permanent homes.

Immediately after the onslaught of the typhoon, the K of C joined the rest of the international community in giving relief assistance amid calls for concerted efforts to help the affected areas.

Aside from relief goods, the K of C has also provided construction materials such as plywood and cements to some families and for the repair of chapels ruined by storm surge.

Last December, a health mission was also conducted to provide medical assistance to typhoon survivors in Balangkayan town, Eastern Samar.

In Palo, Leyte’s San Joaquin village, where more than 300 people died, the chainsaws continue to provide solutions to people left homeless.

The Order’s relief operation went far to a remote village in Leyte’s La Paz town, where sacks of rice were distributed to the survivors of the disaster.

To help farmers recover from the devastation, the Knights of Columbus donated an initial 10, 000 coconut seeds in Lawaan, the westernmost part of Eastern Samar.

As the world’s second-largest coconut producer, the Philippines accounts for more than 25 percent of global production in 2013. The Philippine government has estimated losses at $396 million.

Haiyan destroyed an estimated 33 million coconut trees, affecting the livelihood of more than one million coconut farmers in Eastern Visayas region alone.

Four months after the disaster, Demitrio Gullan, a 48-year old farmer from Hernani, said that assistance to recover their livelihoods is needed more than ever.

As food aid is declining, he said that the situation is pressuring them to start earning an income.

“We want to work but we don’t have the farming tools like bolo knife,” Gullan said.

Fishermen have also taken the biggest hit to their livelihoods. Boats are costly to rebuild.

To help them, the Knights of Columbus has joined efforts to reach to fishermen who lost their livelihoods by providing them new fishing boats.

In late March, an initial donation of five boats were handed over to fishermen in Salcedo and Guiuan, both in Eastern Samar

The majority of this region’s labor force depends on agriculture for income. With land and crops devastated, the Order plans to help people recover their agricultural and fishing assets. (Roy Lagarde)

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