Philippines – Legazpi Salesian center heavily damaged by "Kammuri"

03 December 2019
Photo: don R. Javines

(ANS - Legazpi) - The “Kammuri” super typhoon is sweeping the Filipino archipelago, causing severe damage and four victims, so far, due to violent storm winds and incessant rains that have continued to fall for hours. The Salesian work located in Legazpi has also suffered heavy damage due to the typhoon.

"We really need help," the director of the work, Fr Ronilo Javines, wrote on Facebook.

The Salesian center in Legazpi is a vast and richly structured Agricultural Training Center, designed to offer formation that can be spent in the world of work for the poor of rural areas.

The damage at the center has been extensive: Chapel Oratory, Sacristy, Pastoral Office, Window glasses of Workshops and classrooms, sports facility, Roof of Staff House, Roof of Boarders’ Dormitory, Agro-mech/Farm House, Goat and Chicken Houses, Compost Area facility, including the plantation of corn, cacao, calamansi, pili, banana, tomato, pepper and high value crops.

Kammuri is currently transiting south-east of the island of Luzon and will continue to travel towards the northwest, leaving the Philippine archipelago for the Chinese Sea only on Thursday 5 December, when it will be downgraded to a tropical storm.

"We also appeal help in a special way for Families of our Trainees-students whose houses have been heavily damaged by the typhoon as well" Fr Javines concluded.


ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

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