Thursday, August 13, 2009
January 30. Iloilo/Aklan Trip. Volunteers arrived early morning at the Philippine Airlines domestic airport for an early flight to Roxas City. We were met at the airport and drove three hours to Estancia, then took a half hour boat ride to Talingting, a rather remote area of Iloilo. We were met by the school principal in Talingting who showed us the school area destroyed by the recent typhoon. The 200 children and their families were gathered at the school yard and after a short program, FTH volunteers handed the gift bags and the smiles on the children's faces were enought to make it such a worthwhile trip. The volunteers were Tess, Pablito, Estela, Mario, Willie, Lottie, Fely, Manny and Joe C.