|Foreign guests survey their surroundings right after Typhoon Glenda passed over Tagaytay|
on July 16. Photo courtesy of Doris Cuaresma
|Building with scaffolding is the building with damaged roofs in top photo, almost completely repaired as of the |
last week of September.
Staff of the Tagaytay Retreat and Training Center earned a heartwarming review from a TripAdvisor contributor who describes herself as having traveled to 107 cities and 17 countries.
In a review posted in September, williamsld83 of Lubbock, Texas wrote:
"I arrived at the CCT Retreat & Training Center for the Global Young People's Convocation and Legislative Assembly event on July 16, 2014. We arrived during Typhoon Glenda. We did not get to stay in our rooms or finish our event at this facility, because it was damaged so badly during the storm."
"The staff made sure we were safe, had food and water, and were as comfortable as could be expected considering the storm raging around us. They took care of us instead of taking care of their own families and repairing their homes. The hospitality we received at this retreat center was beyond anything I have ever experienced. If the staff members are this good during a typhoon, I can only imagine what fantastic service they would provide during a normal stay."
"I would highly recommend this location and hope they can repair all the damage quickly."
TRTC General Manager said Doris Cuaresma said, "I am so blessed to have worked with wonderful people like them. I was teary-eyed after reading her comments. God is to be praised."
Typhoon Glenda ripped roofs off of dormitory buildings at TRTC and broke glass paneling in its dining hall, requiring temporary closure. The retreat center re-opened on August 15, exactly one month after the storm hit.