Saskatoon sisters help typhoon victims

Rosette and Francis Pattaguan are collecting donations of clothing, food and money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Girld set up makeshift donation centre in their front yard

Rosette and Francis Pattaguan are doing what they can to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. (Britainy Robinson)

Helping Locally


  • Philippines Disaster Recovery Project at most Regina malls, donations are handled by the Knights of Columbus Charitable Foundation
  • Fundraising Buffet at Pinoy Heat Restaurant, Sunday Nov. 17, 11am to 9pm


  • Filipino-Canadian Association of Saskatoon at Lawson Heights Mall, from Thursday to Saturday
  • Film Screening - "The Impossible" at The Roxy, Saturday Nov. 16, 3:30pm

Moose Jaw

  • Country Gospel Service at Church of Our Lady, Sunday November 24, 7pm

Canadian Red Cross


It's hard for Rosette and Francis Pattaguan to even imagine the country they grew up in devastated by a super storm. But that's exactly what they saw on television after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines last week.

Thousands of people are dead and millions more have been left without the very basics of life.

"It's really heartbreaking," said Francis Pattaguan. "People begging for food, water, clothes, everything.
Everything destroyed, everyone's affected."

It didn't take long for the teens to put together a plan. Their front yard is now covered with posters asking people to help. A children's swimming pool in their front yard is the main collection centre.

The sisters have collected several laundry baskets full of food and clothing. They have also received cash. Their plan is to send it to an aunt in Manila who can give it directly to the typhoon victims.

"I'm so happy that I can help," said Pattaguan.


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