Bagong Simula (Abuyog, Leyte)
Barangay Buaya in Abuyog, Leyte directly faces the vast Pacific Ocean making the community prone to storm surges and sea level rise. Adding threats to its people are the two rivers which relentlessly rise during bad weather. The devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan could have gotten worst but through bayanihan, people of this coastal community were able to finish the construction of their flood control system a day before the landfall of the strongest typhoon in 2013.
Watch how the project saved and changed the lives of many residents in a small barangay in Eastern Visayas, and share the good news!