Philippine Earthquake Update

Philippine Earthquake Update

On April 22, the province of Pampanga, 60km northwest of Manila was hit by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake, killing 16 people in a collapsed supermarket. Since then, further earthquakes have been felt across the Philippines including a 6.1 magnitude tremor in Eastern Samar and a 4.7 quake 50kms southeast of General Luna.

In New Zealand, we know all too well the devastating impact of natural disasters – whether that is to property, human life, or physical and emotional stress.

If any of you are directly affected or if you need additional support, please contact the CC Recruitment office and we will put you in touch with our Tagalog-speaking pastoral care workers, who will be able to assist you.

South Island Success Story



Everyone knows there’s a severe staffing shortage across the dairy industry, so a South Island dairy farm with 850 cows, plus a half share in a 650 cow herd on the neighbouring farm, was crying out for good, reliable workers. The owners turned to CC Recruitment to employ two Filipino workers for the 650-cow farm nearly two years ago and they worked out so well, they recently employed Noel San Pedro for their 850 cow farm.

Noel’s now been working there for the past two months as a dairy farm assistant and he loves the friendly working environment – “The people are easy to work with,” he says.

He chose to move to New Zealand for work because he thinks it’s a beautiful country. He also adds that he’s impressed with the government and that he finds people follow the proper rules and regulations.

But his favourite thing about living in the South Island is the green environment, “The nature is very relaxing and stress-relieving”.



Our team is growing!Andrea Ryan has been missing in action in our Hamilton office recently because she’s been very busy over in the Philippines building a team of consultants to help expand our network and business.

After all of her hard work, we’d love to welcome Karen Jambalos, our new project manager, candidate co-ordinator Marina Festijo, IT consultant Arnold Gundran, marketing manager Paolo Luna, and Jetrei Umacob, who is working in pastoral care and recruitment.

No doubt you will at some point come across their friendly faces, or voices over the phone. These guys are critical to growing our business and improving our efficiency, so we’re very excited to have them all on board!

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