Adopt A Bahay

*UPDATE: MAY 2014

After the successful reconstruction of houses on Bantayan Island,  Adopt A Bahay is ready to help the more remote Islets like Moamboc, Sulangan & Panangatan Islets which were not given a lot of help 6 months after Yolanda (Haiyan).

Please support if you are able to. Our assistance on Bantayan Island is now complete, but the family behind Adopt A Bahay hopes to continue efforts across the Visayas region as there are still many areas that need help.

Below are pictures that were taken week of May 23rd - nearly 6 months after Typhoon Haiyan hit in November. They are still in need of help.






*UPDATE: FEBRUARY 2014

Nearly 3 months ago, we asked you for help. Through Adopt A Bahay and your donations, we raised nearly 1.5 million Filipino pesos / $30,000 USD to rebuild entire villages on Bantayan Island and support their basic needs for food, water and shelter. As promised, every single dollar went to that effort.

There are barangays / several villages on Bantayan Island who will welcome you with open arms should you ever want to see the progress directly. They say "THANK YOU ADOPT A BAHAY!"

PHASE 1 - 16 Completed Homes in Terŕeplen St., Brgy. Binaobao, Bantayan






PHASE 2 - 21 Completed Homes in Dila-Dila, Brgy. Binaobao, Bantayan




PHASE 3 - 12 Finished Houses in Sto. Nino, Brgy. Ticad, Bantayan





More photos can be seen on our ADOPT A BAHAY Facebook Page.


*UPDATE: DECEMBER 2013

Notes of gratitude from the families on Bantayan Island wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We have much to be thankful for including your financial support towards Adopt A Bahay which has gone directly to rebuilding homes affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

One note reads "You give us strength to stand up and live life with joy and full of happiness..." This is a genuine description for all of you who donated towards our cause.






*UPDATE: NOVEMBER 2013

In just 2 weeks, thanks to our family and friends, Adopt A Bahay has already been able to raise nearly 500,000 Philippine Pesos (approx. $10,000 USD). Thus team "Adopt A Bahay" - our family have transitioned to fundraising campaign website (www.gofundme.com) to continue donations for the long term to rebuild homes on Bantayan Island.

Please visit our website (www.adoptabahay.com) or "like" our Facebook page for more information and current updates.

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We are a family based in Manila and various parts of the world inspired to directly work with those affected by Storm Typhoon Haiyan. A week after storm typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, our family was directly in Bantayan Island supporting the relief effort to help. Together with the Superior Major of Rogationists seminary who will continue to locally implement the "Adopt A Bahay" plan on Bantayan Island, we are providing resources and hope through "bayanihan" in the "barangays" to rebuild Bantayan Island to its original beauty.

There is devastation beyond belief in central Philippines from typhoon storm Haiyan - one of the strongest storms recorded in history. Much of the international media attention has focused on the damage in Tacloban which was the worst affected area, but there are many towns and villages that are not receiving the support needed. One of these areas is Bantayan Island in Cebu where our family and friends will be leading a short-term and long-term effort to rebuild the "barangays" (villages/towns) on the island. Bantayan is a beautiful, remote island, consisting mostly of fisherman villages. The area has been completely destroyed.

We started in Barangay Binaobao and Sillon on Bantayan Island by providing food relief and have assessed how much damage needs repair for long term support.

90% of villagers are without roofs on the island of Bantayan, so we have developed a relief fund called "ADOPT A BAHAY" to literally put a roof over a family's home -- or "bahay" in Tagalog.

Food, water and shelter are basic needs and your donations will go directly to the needs of the people on Bantayan Island. We ask you to contribute in any way possible. It costs only $250 to build one nipa house for a family. We intend to bring carpenters/constructors from Manila and Cebu to help the villagers of Bantayan learn how to rebuild their homes to maintain a community of support for each other. Any amount whether small or large will go a long way on Bantayan Island.

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Note ALL photos were taken by the family of Adopt A Bahay on Bantayan Island post-storm Haiyan.

Photo: 12 houses for complete rebuild plus 8 houses for repair. 20 houses for 20 families in Sitio Katunggan in Barangay Binaobao. This is the first project for Adopt A Bahay. These homes will be rebuilt by Christmas.


Photo: 40 houses for repair in Sitio Dila-Dila in Barangay Binaobao on Bantayan Island. Most of the villagers are handymen and builders, thus Adopt A Bahay will be providing materials for these families so they can rebuild the roofs on their own homes.


Photo: Smiles like this make it all worth it. Our new friend in Sitio Dila-Dila in Barangay Binaobao whose community Adopt A Bahay will be helping to rebuild.

Photo: Give people a reason to work together. Together through "bayanihan" they can grow stronger as a community rather than as an individual. We are thankful for family.


Photo: Team Adopt A Bahay working side by side with the villagers on Barangay Sillon to provide temporary roofing solutions in Bantayan Island.


Photo: Bantayan Island on November 18, 2013 taken by Adopt A Bahay. The Filipino people are strong and we will help Bantayan rise again.
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