With updates from Teddy Arellano and Lottie Salarda in Tacloban City
As a response to the power outtages brought about by Typhoon Ruby, iCSC ‘s solar-powered RE-Charge facility and electric converted multicabs provided free charging services for communities without power since December 9th.
Prior to this, as Typhoon Ruby (international name: Hagupit) raced close to Tacloban City with wind speed forecasts of up to 230 kilometers per hour, the team took down the 39 solar panels from the roof as a precaution. After the worst of the typhoon was over, the team quickly reassembled the solar panels to restore power within the facility and acted to provide power to those without.
December 13th: Some 39 families from both Baranggay 88 and 89 in Tacloban were relocated to Sitio Pretencio, Barangay 89, San Jose, Tacloban City. These were seaside communities that were totally washed away by 2013’ s Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan). The roads are rough, and muddy due to the