Marawi evacuees get help from Capiz Archdiocese. Here’s why


More than three months after they were forced to leave their homes due to fighting, residents of Marawi City are getting some help from Catholic Church officials in Capiz.

The Capiz Archdiocese said its gesture is in thanksgiving for surviving the destruction caused by Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013.

“Though the Archdiocese and the province of Capiz are still gearing up towards resiliency after the devastation brought about by Typhoon Haiyan, we are awakened by our innate responsibility to be an advocate of service for the poor and underserved,” said Capiz archdiocese social action director Fr. Mark Granflor.

Among the relief items the Capiz archdiocese gave the evacuees were more than 500 food packs with dried fish, monggo and sugar; 200 psycho-social kits; and 100 hygiene kits.

Granflor noted Capiz had been among the areas devastated by Yolanda when it barreled through the Visayas and parts of Mindanao and Luzon in November 2013.