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Midday in Cebu, a Filipino island a few hour ferry ride north of Project CDO. Click for original image.

As you can see the Philippines has some glorious weather if you want to lounge on the beach sipping Mai Tais. Digging trenches or running wheelbarrows under this unforgiving sun is a different matter entirely. Even repeat volunteers who’ve come here more-or-less straight from Haiti, not known for its cool weather either, are finding it tough to keep racing through the work at their usual pace. For anyone on their way in: pack plenty of rehydration goodies, especially the one’s in tablet form which go a long way. For all those already here and working their hearts out: slow down, put a hat on, drink drink drink and drink some more and know that CDO needs you healthy and happy so maybe take five in the shade! The trench will still be there when you get back.


About Jess UK

Fell in love with the crazy, inspiring, all-or-nothing world of disaster response and the wonderfully ridiculous, hard-working people who are drawn to it. Currently working in the Philippines as part of the recovery efforts after Typhoon Washi/Sendong! Want to know more? Check out disasterchasers.wordpress.com.


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  1. Reblogged this on FilipinoFestival.com.

    Posted by Filipino Festival | February 6, 2012, 8:05 pm

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