Sunday, November 10, 2013

#reliefPH:Yolanda (Haiyan) and the nightmare

It was only two weeks ago when I had the chance to travel to Isla Gigantes, and it was devastating to know that almost all of the towns we've passed by during the 4-hour bus ride was somehow decimated...  The latest news said the area was also devastated and no communication is available. They added that about 90% of the houses were damaged, and there were casualties. 

Here's how the neighboring areas/ islands look like...
(credits to JM Mejorada/Rafy Parpa/Raul Banias for the photos)

It was heartbreaking. When you have met great people there and even have good friends you can't seem to connect with even until today.. I just hope they were saved. 

Two weeks ago.. this is how the island looked like when we landed.