PHILRADS revisited the place of San Miguel in Bohol last February where we had our emergency response project. We were able to meet again Crispiniano Jabines, 46, and married to Benedicta Jabines, and they have eight children.
Crispin will never forget the effect of typhoon Odette in their community.
“Nung dinaanan kame ng Odette, wala na pong natira sa bahay namen. Hindi ko po alam kung paano ko papakainin ang 8 anak ko dahil wala po talagang natira sa mga pananim ko.”
“Nagpapasalamat po ako sa Diyos dahil malaki ang ayuda na dala ng PHILRADS para sa amin,” he said thankfully.
“Mga bandang katapusan ng Enero ay nagtanim po ulit ako ng pakwan at mga gulay para meron po ako mapagkukunan ng pagkain namen ng pamilya ko.” He proudly narrated.
Crispin plants watermelon twice a year, January to March and October to December. He can harvest up to 1,000 pieces of watermelon per cropping. He was about to harvest last December 2021, but typhoon Odette destroyed all his plants.
The family of Crispin is one of the beneficiaries of our Emergency Response project in Bohol.