(A year ago) On December 16, 2011, a catastrophic flash flood took away thousands of lives in our hometown, including those that were dearest to our hearts.

More than 1,079 people have been reported missing. 4,694 houses totally washed out.

19,363 families were homeless.

This documentary was filmed in one of the evacuation centers -- Bulao Elementary School, Bulao, Iponan, Cagayan de Oro City. The school provided shelter for more than 500 evacuees.

This heartwarming relief operation was all made possible through the all-out support of friends and families from Lufthansa Technik - Philippines, Xavier University Ateneo de Cagayan High School '98, and Xavier University Ateneo de Cagayan High School '99.

To see those smiles.. and knowing that we brought comfort to their souls even in those weary moments... has left a place in our hearts -- that there is hope for everyone after all.

In These Times (Sendong Relief Operation)
(video) goo.gl/BKqD1
December 26, 2011
Bulao Elementary School, Bulao, Iponan
Cagayan de Oro City

Typhoon Sendong/Washi Relief Operations: bit.ly/helpcdo

Music by Michael Ortega

You can also view this on youtube: youtu.be/SrRyNwKysho

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