“Thank you” from Tanauan, Leyte

Tanauan is one of the oldest towns in the Province of Leyte, Philippines dating back to the year 1710. It is a second class municipality composed of fifty-four (54) barangays. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 50,119 people. The town has been baptized the title of “Cradle of the Intellectuals” or “Bungto Han Kamag-araman” since the Spanish colonial period. Tanauan is approximately eighteen (18) kilometers south of Tacloban City which is the Capital of the Eastern Visayas Region. It is bounded on the north by the Municipality of Palo, on the south by the Municipality of Tolosa, on the west by the Municipalities of Dagami and Tabon-Tabon, and on the east by San Pedro Bay. The town was heavily damaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in November 2013. (From Wikipedia)

Recently, the Priests of the Sacred Heart in the Philippines, who helped the victims of Typhoon Yolanda in Tanauwan, received a plaque of “Thank you” from the Local Government of the said town. The group of seminarians from Dehon House in Quezon City, under the guidance of Fr. Delio Ruiz, SCJ, spent their Christmas break extending their help to those who lost everything they had, including members of their families. Here the SCJ Philippine Region would like to thank all those, who through their generosity and open hearts made it possible.