Andi Eigenmann has admitted that she is going through an emotionally difficult time after Super Typhoon Odette wreaked havoc on her family’s home island, Siargao.
The actress, who was in Manila when Odette made landfall in Siargao last month, explained how her family is dealing with the aftermath of the typhoon while showing photos of them together on her Instagram page today, the 7th. January.
“I had a hard time evaluating how I feel, but I [realize, never mind] this for now because after all of life’s uncertainties, there is still so much to be thankful for, ”she said.
Eigenmann added that although his children don’t see their place outside Siargao as “home”, being with her fiancé, famous surfer Philmar Alipayo, has improved the situation.
“My kids know for sure it’s not ‘home’, but having the two of us around makes things better in one way or another,” she told fans.
She then revealed that Alipayo will be returning to Siargao, and she is happy to know that he will be able to help those affected on the island.
Eigenmann also gave fans a preview of Alipayo’s efforts to help Siargao by showing off a house he helped rebuild, as seen on his Instagram story, also today.
“The daddy of the house and the boys worked before he left for Manila. He will be returning home soon with more materials to help rebuild more houses using the income we got from our December YouTube videos and [from] our dear friends who were kind enough to donate, ”she said.
Eigenmann earlier showed the devastation on the resort island, including a road that leads to where his family lives. While the actress is relieved that her loved ones are safe, she stressed that Siargao will need some time before she can return to normalcy.
The couple also announced earlier that they would donate the proceeds from their YouTube vlog “Happy Islanders” to help rebuild Siargao.
As of January 1, the National Council for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management recorded a number of deaths out of 407 related to Typhoon Odette. Meanwhile, 82 people are still missing and 1,147 have been injured. /ra
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