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Tiwi Albay

Tiwi Albay

Marahay Na Aga! (Good Morning) it’s 5am and I tried to time lapse the view of Mt. Mayon from the balcony of my room.

Mayon Volcano active stratovolcano in Albay, Bicol Region.

We ate breakfast at the hotel restaurant and started our day @8am. We went straight to Tiwi, Albay Municipal Hall for a courtesy call. We gathered the data of the affected barangays.


We went to Brgy. Sugod and Brgy. Maynonong. Tiwi known for Zero Casualty during disasters was shocked with what happened. They were not expecting a huge amount of rainfall in 2 days (500mm+) which is equivalent to a total rainfall amount in a month. The municipality is expecting now for a prolonged evacuation.

Brgy. Sugod, Tiwi Albay

After getting some footages of the havoc brought by tropical depression Usman. We went back to the municipal hall to discuss what are the possible options for relocation.

MDRRMO Chief Manuel Damo, Mayor Ami Villanueva, Conrad Navidad, Nona Bondoc and Me

Meeting ended around 230pm, we had lunch courtesy of Mayor Villanueva. After our lunch we went to DJC Halo-Halo for a dessert. Another “A” rating for me! Superb creaminess!

DJC Halo Halo & Snack Inn
DJC Halo Halo, cheese, lecheflan, gulaman, ube on top

We drove back to our hotel and I edited my clips of Tiwi. Allan our road manager drive back to Manila. Sir Conrad, our team leader invite me to try Pares King a few blocks a way from where we’re staying.

After our dinner, we worked on our short video clip of our day. It’s 12mn now and we will go back later to Manila.
This was a 3 day Rapid Assessment of TD Usman for the affected areas of Bicol Region.

See you later Manila!

That in All Things, God may be Glorified!