Jao has been with World Vision for 13 years now and he has always been on the frontline whenever an emergency response is launched.
When COVID-19 pandemic hit the country, he was supporting the organisation's cash-based programme for the Taal Volcano Eruption Response.
When he was called to lead the distribution activities (food packs, isolation tents, hygiene kits) for COVID-19 response, he said yes to the call, despite all the risks that go with the work.
On this purpose, he revealed during an interview:
Several thoughts swam in my head:
“What if the office announces another response?”
“How about my family, how do I keep them safe? Will I be able to go home? Will I be able to hold my family, see them?”
“What if I get sick?" But among this sea of questions, one in particular lingered:
“Can I say no?”