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    Posted November 11, 2013 by
    and1973rew
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    Abu Dhabi
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Looking for loved ones in the Philippines

    FOUND: My lovely wife & 4 wonderful kids

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     and1973rew works as an engineer abroad in the United Arab Emirates. After Typhoon Yolanda, Enderez has been searching for his wife and children, who live in Tacloban, Philippines. They were last seen at Block 7 Lot 11, Beta Bay View Subdivision, Brgy. 88 San Jose District, Tacloban City, Philippines. "Glimpses of my wife and kids smiling at me every time I come home for a vacation are permanently stuck on my mind. I can’t fathom that such a tragedy I see only in the movies could happen to me," he said.
    - CYDFISH7, CNN iReport producer

    I am Andrew S. Enderez, an Engineer presently working here in UAE.
    My wife is Rebecca R. Enderez is 38 years old & our 4 kids are Ronaldo R. Enderez, 15 years old, Raymond R. Enderez, 13 years old, Angelika R. Enderez, 10 years old, & Arianne R. Enderez, 4 years old, together with my kids trusted nanny, Poyen Modesto, 63 years old, whose last known location was at Block 7 Lot 11 Beta Bay View Subdivision, Brgy. 88 San Jose District, Tacloban City, our family dwelling near the Tacloban City Airport.

     

    Unfortunately, that place that we call "home" was the hardest hit by Typhoon Yolanda. Up until now, I haven’t heard from my wife thru mobile phone. As each day pass, I grew more anxious & hopeless. I am already granted a leave by my employer this coming 15th of November 2013.
    I have posted the picture of us, my family, on the facebook account of my youngest daughter in hopes that somebody can inform me from those persons who knew us personally, however, to NO avail.


    Glimpses of my wife & kids smiling at me everytime I come home for a vacation is permanently stuck on my mind. I cant fathom that such a tragedy I see only in the movies could happen to me. Please do help me locate my missing loved ones so that at least I could give them a proper burial in the event fate has indeed befallen them. As I am writing this request, I cant help but breakdown & cry. I have already lost a couple of my other relatives with this typhoon, hopefully, I am still positive that a certain degree of probability that my family has survived.

     

    UPDATE, Wednesday 3:30 a.m.: It felt like music to my ears having heard the voice of my eldest son telling me that they are all fine. 4 hours later, I was able to talk to my wife who was still crying & is in a state of shock. Thank you for your concern & prayers. They hang on literally for their lives & survived this once in a lifetime catastrophic event.   I would love that CNN will join me to honor our Nanny, Poyen Modesto, a partially blind but courageous person who has really helped my Family during those trying times.   I will see to it that I can introduce our Nanny to the whole world how brave & strong she is.   I love you CNN from the bottom of my heart.

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