Recently, I had the opportunity to volunteer in Leyte with Team Bayani On Wheels, a group of cyclists raising funds for bikes to donate to Yolanda survivors. We rode 130+ kms from Tacloban-Carigara-Ormoc for two days, built houses in Ormoc through Gawad Kalinga’s Bayani Challenge for another 2 days, and then spent a night in Tacloban before flying back to Manila.
If you’re a volunteer on a budget and looking for a place to stay in Tacloban, Abad’s Homestay is an ideal place for you.
- Location: #118 Jade Street, Fatima Village, Tacloban City (Walking distance from Robinson’s Mall; Easily ride a jeep going uptown or downtown)
- Room Sharing: Non-AC room (fan only); 4 double deck beds (good for 8 pax)
- Toilet & Bath: Small but clean; Tiled flooring, good supply of running water, with shower (no hot shower).
- Rate: P300/head
- Contact: Mrs. Edith Abad 0916.202.3907
Ms. Edith was highly affected by Yolanda, all her appliances were destroyed, and she is slowly rebuilding her transient business again. The challenge is that she is competing with all the new hotels around her area and it hasn’t been easy getting customers. I am glad that I cancelled my reservation with the other hotel and opted to stay at this humble homestay. Because of our support, Mrs. Abad was able to acquire a new electric fan for her guests.
My special thanks to Bullet Dumas, Nikko Dumas, Lauren Sevilla Faustino, and Shoden San for recommending this place. Thank you very much. Padayon!
See more photos of our trip from Lilafair Facebook gallery.