Hello Sheila. I just finished reading your email regarding your mother's friend in Bacacay, Albay. I will ask my relatives in Bacacay to find out about the Bechayra Family. Please send me your e-mail address at firstname.lastname@example.org so ican email you any information i may receive.
It is possible that your mom's friend is okay. Bacacay was not hit by the mudslide although it is just a border away from Sto. Domingo. I will also forward your query to the Bacacay Association here in Manila. I think they are planning to go to Bacacay to check on things so i can ask them to check if your mother's family friend is okay.
You may also check on updates via our clan's website at www.banares-clan.blogspot.com. We post updates about bacacay there as well.
Thank you for writing. I hope to hear from you soon.
RODEL C. BANARES