Tag Archives: Yolanda

Haiyan Aid Remnants

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Last August, throughout the island of Malapascua in Northern Cebu, I’ve seen plenty of Red Cross tarpaulins repurposed as house roof extension for the rebuilt homes or as boatyard shade. I even came across a Shelter Box – still standing.

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Shelter Box (Rotary)

So to those who have donated for the Shelter Box or to Red Cross for Typhoon Yolanda, I’d say those have certainly arrived as aid to the people of Malapascua¬†as manifested from these remnants.

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Boatyard shade

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Roof extension

Note: Typhoon Yolanda first anniversary is on November 8.

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Bagong Pag-asa

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Almost all boats in Malapascua were destroyed by typhoon Yolanda says Mike, a German who runs a resort in the island. In the present, one can notice plenty of yellow bancas around the island. These yellow boats called Bagong Pag-asa (translated as New Hope) were donated by entities all over the world to help in the livelihood rebuilding of affected residents.

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New hope...

Bounty Beach

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A quiet beach where one can see solo travelers walking barefoot on the white sand. A quiet place to run too

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It's low season at this time of the year, but it doesn't mean the sun won't come up most of the time

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Mostly Europeans of varied ages are the frequent visitors of this place

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Setting foot on Malapascua Island instead of SM Aura where I've never been inside yet no matter all the hype of this and that coming to Manila, else I'll just be like the rest

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Original beauty remains despite of typhoon Yolanda's destruction of most boats and structures in this island. See that decapitated coconut tree courtesy of Miss Yolanda?

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Practically most boats are new in the island, as most boats were destroyed by typhoon Yolanda

Typhoon Prone

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Concrete structures were designed to withstand 200 kph wind only for example in the Pacific side but with Yolanda’s 300+ kph…

It’s about time to update the building code.

Tacloban Then

Walking and running around Tacloban sometime in August of 2012, I noticed the effort being done by the local government in beautifying the city. I saw jogging lanes near the water and the slogan “I love Tacloban” was all over. Here are some of my photographs I have then knowing that now this city was completely destroyed by super typhoon Yolanda last November 8, 2013.

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Water in downtown Tacloban with commuter boats

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Convention Center by the water

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One way of going around is by trike

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I like the name of this carinderia

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This burger joint signage made me smile as I always hear that word from my father. Porbida! is a Cebuano expression meaning "damn!"

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If you go inside that cafe then turn left you'll be sitting by the water side

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Tacloban's kakanin such as the sagmani and moron in one of those humble snack house in downtown area

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Joining a 50 km race, I was able to run in Tacloban and out of the city towards Palo then back and going out again towards Samar side by crossing the San Juanico bridge then back to Leyte again ending in the City Hall area of Tacloban. This is the bridge crossing part of the run

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I love Tacloban

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