Andi Eigenmann has admitted that it is emotionally difficult for her after the super typhoon Odette devastated her family’s home island Siargao.
The actress, who was in Manila when Odette landed on Siargao last month, spoke about how her family is coping with the aftermath of the typhoon as she shared photos of them on her Instagram page today, January 7th.
“I had a hard time assessing how I was feeling, but I did [realize, never mind] for now, because after all the uncertainty in life there is still so much to be thankful for, ”she said.
Eigenmann added that while her children don’t see the place outside of Siargao as “home”, they have improved the situation with her fiancé, celebrity surfer Philmar Alipayo.
“My kids know for sure that this is not ‘home’, but when we are both there everything will be better somehow,” she told fans.
She then revealed that Alipayo will return to Siargao and is happy that he can help those affected on the island.
Eigenmann also gave fans a glimpse into Alipayo’s efforts to help Siargao by showing off a house he was helping rebuild, as seen on her Instagram story today.
“The house dad and the boys worked before going to Manila. He will soon be flying home with more materials to rebuild and use the proceeds from our December YouTube videos [from] our dear friends who have been so kind to donate, ”she said.
Eigenmann previously showed the devastation on the holiday island, including a road that leads to her family’s home. While the actress is relieved that her loved ones are safe, she stressed that it will take Siargao some time before things can get back to normal.
The couple had previously announced that they would donate the proceeds from their YouTube vlog “Happy Islanders” to help rebuild Siargao.
On January 1, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council determined the following: Death toll of 407 related to Typhoon Odette. In the meantime, 82 people are still missing and 1,147 injured. /ra
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