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Safety 6

This was a war zone; neither building nor tree nor plant had survived. I have seen the images of the tropical landscapes after battles like Saipan, Iwo Jima, Tarawa, and as I looked out my window I could not see the difference. 282 more words


Throwback Tacloban October 2014 ☺️

First Time here! Celebrated my Uncle’s 60th Life Anniversary! πŸ’•

Visit, Tacloban! #ChoosePhilippines πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­

I shall return!! :)

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Learning the Value of Preparedness

Before Typhoon Haiyan, Barangay 52 in Tacloban City was ill-prepared to respond to the approaching disaster. Though a Disaster Coordinating Committee (DCC) existed, it had only been established for legal compliance purposes. 369 more words


Safety 4

When we got to Santa Fe things were yet worse still. The church had not only lost its roof, as I had come to expect, but its steel framework which had either remained or collapsed with the others I had seen, had vanished. 425 more words

A not entirely relaxing massage

Six days ago I arrived in Tacloban. It was a chaotic but brilliant few days, revisiting some of the people we worked with last year and being at Mama Pat’s 80th birthday. 570 more words

Pog Life

Resiliency Redefined: The Best of Tacloban City in a Day

Ask anyone about Tacloban City and I assure you, they would tell you about how the Super Typhoon Haiyan (or its local name, Yolanda) turned the once festive city into a ghost town. 1,622 more words



I recently went on a trip to Southern Leyte. It was my first time to go back to Leyte since Typhoon Yolanda (International Name: Typhoon Haiyan) ravaged it. 445 more words

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