Our eyes see and we react, but when the eye shines its light on something new.. reactions like these come and go like morning dew.
It’s exactly a month since disaster struck and now the government and news outfits have been heralding the news that normalcy is slowly being restored in the city.
For downtown Tacloban with all the piles of debris strewn all over the streets and the shuttered businesses, maybe there is a very small semblance of normalcy for the clueless. Sure, there are stores that are now opening, but things are still very far from normal, especially when one goes outside of the commercial area.
This is Anibong, one of the places I frequent during my photo walks. It is barely recognizable. Correction, it is unrecognizable. All the houses and sari-sari stores lining the street are gone.
The remains of a decent house, 30 days later. No housing relocation sites yet, no master plans for development, nothing. Nobody is running the show.
Scenes like this are kept from the local news. Everything…
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