TYF Chairman Fr Manoling Francisco SJ also visited Cebu Caritas Inc, where Fr Alex Cola Jr (president) and Fr Alden John Baran (program director) briefed him about their programs, including those funded by TYF.
Notable among these is Balay Caritas, a shelter project in Cansuje, Argao, where TYF contributed P2,250,000 for the construction of 31 houses for families whose houses were damaged during Supertyphoon Odette. Balay Caritas is also funded by Caritas Germany.
Through Cebu Caritas Inc, TYF also funded other Odette rehab projects such as the rehabilitation of the Academia de San Pedro Calungsod in Naga City, the Our Lady of Fatima Chapel in Barili, and the construction of a building in the Socio Pastoral Formation House in the Archbishop’s Palace.
He also met Gghie Hermunda, a TYF scholar who works part-time with the Cebu Caritas media ministry.