By Fernando del Mundo
The challenge of rebuilding a region devastated by a typhoon with a force 10 times that unleashed by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima is not unlike the effort mounted by Gen. Douglas MacArthur in war-ravaged Japan.
By Carmel Loise Matus
, Joey A. Gabieta
, Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
It’s about time. But please hurry up. Leaders of municipalities ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda welcomed President Aquino’s approval of the rebuilding blueprint for five provinces and Tacloban City. Mayor Ricky Ramirez of Medellin town in Cebu province said his constituents had been waiting for eight months for the rebuilding to get off the ground.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr. and Carmel Loise Matus
Eight months after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” ravaged Aklan, the province still needs more than P5 billion to fully recover from the typhoon’s onslaught.
By Chief; i-Team
, Fernando del Mundo
He is far from the grieving man captured in a news photograph seated in the rubble of his flattened home at Costa Brava amid a sea of debris left by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”
By Riza T. Olchondra
Eating dinner by candle light or kerosene lamp will be the norm for many people in the Bicol Region, Quezon province, Calabarzon and parts of Pampanga province until early next month.