The Aftermath of the Super Typhoon Lawin : Catholic High School of Pilar (CHSP)

Super typhoon Lawin brought destruction to most of the provinces in the Northern Luzon. The province of Abra was under Signal No. 3 by the morning of October 19. During the afternoon, Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal was raised to Signal No. 4. Luckily, there were no violent winds and heavy rains felt. Power supply cut-off happened midnight that day. Morning of October 20, violent winds and heavy rains felt. The Boys’ and Girls’ Dormitories, where the teachers and dormitorians reside, were greatly affected. Falling branches of trees and heavy rains which made more destructive by violent winds are among the effects. Things inside the dormitories were soaked with water, particularly the beddings of the dormitorians.

Destructions were seen most in the school. The library was devastated. It was situated beside a small hill which eroded during the typhoon. The eroded part slides towards the library, which covered the books, tables and cabinets with soil and totally destroyed them. The roofs of the three buildings were folded and have flown away by the strong winds. The building with four rooms was totally destroyed. In the main building, the damages were also evident. The Computer Room is one. Computer units, including the newly-purchased units got wet.

Faculty Room wherein the pertinent papers, TV, refrigerator, water dispenser and books were also drenched. The AVR and the Science Laboratory including the classrooms were dampened with water. The stage’s roofs were removed due to turbulent winds.

The aftermath of the typhoon Lawin left serious damages/ destructions especially the Senior High School classroom, the Library with its all contents and the TLE Room. This experience was really unforgettable. Despite the typhoon Lawin’s rage, the CHSPians are still resilient.

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  1. Hi,

    I am from an International School in BGC. We wish to reach the CHSP management spec. the current principal. We heard the devastation that the typhoon caused to the CHSP. We’d like to extend our help to your alma mater. Please let me know how I can reach them.

    Thank you

    • Malee San Buenaventura

      Hi Miss Ybanez, I sent you a copy of the email forwarding your request to the CEAP office. I hope they get in touch with you. Thank you.

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