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Typhoon Haiyan: 4 months later
« on: April 21, 2014, 12:31:49 AM »
On March 7-8 I went around the islands of Leyte and Samar to survey the progress being made in the rehabilitation of Haiyan-hit areas of Eastern Visayas in the Philippines. Although disheartening from a a local's point of view I see that life is slowly going back to normal.


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The image above was taken at Guiuan, Eastern Samar where the typhoon (known as Yolanda in the Philippines) first made landfull on November 8. I have been here before because of the thriving surfing community that I take personal interest in photographing as often as I can.
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Typhoon Haiyan: 4 months later
« on: April 21, 2014, 12:31:49 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 06:02:06 AM »
That is beautiful! Excellent Shot!!!

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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 09:59:33 AM »
Hi Paulo.
Despite the technical excellence of the shot, it shows a very sad state of affairs, it is good to know that things are slowly returning to normality for these folks so devastated by this tragic event.

Cheers Graham.
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Re: Typhoon Haiyan: 4 months later
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2014, 02:20:51 PM »
Thanks Graham and Jeff.

A sign that life is going back to normal is children going back to school at the start of 2014.


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Re: Typhoon Haiyan: 4 months later
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2014, 02:45:34 PM »
Surprisingly the most prominent non-profit religious org that helped the predominantly Christian Philippines was the Taiwan-based Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation or Tzu Chi (慈濟) who helped startup the local economy again with cash for work of 500 pesos/day (US$1.00 = 44.80 pesos) for work that involves cleaning of debris in their community. This cash for work program was made possible by shipping hard currency by aircraft to the typhoon-hit areas as banks and other remitting services were victims as well.

They also provided relief materials like that white half pipe structure that serves as temporary classroom for the kids to learn in.


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Re: Typhoon Haiyan: 4 months later
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2014, 09:21:22 AM »
And still there is a lot more to be done after Typhoon Haiyan.. Below is a seashore town on Samar Island cleaning up the felled coconut trees. These need to be cleared for health & safety reasons and to make room for new coconut saplings to take there place.


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Re: Typhoon Haiyan: 4 months later
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2014, 01:01:26 PM »
We Filipinos are most grateful to the help that came pouring from all over the world like UNICEF. Almost 6 millions kids like the little lady below are most vulnerable from natural disasters like Category 5 Super Typhoon Haiyan. Kids like her urgently need access to safe water, hygiene supplies, food, shelter and a safe environment to recover.


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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2014, 01:01:26 PM »

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Re: Typhoon Haiyan: 4 months later
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2014, 05:52:26 PM »
Life is slowly going back to normal. The simpler life in the province.

Children are jumping into saltwater from the foundation of the old Sulangan Bridge in Eastern Samar. The day was so hot that one is tempted to join in to cool down.


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Re: Typhoon Haiyan: 4 months later
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2014, 10:28:19 PM »
Surfers are some of the most upbeat and optimistic people I know. I hope their attitude will inspire us all that life must go on and that we must go back to our regular routine to give us a semblance of normalcy.

Guiuan Island located in the southern-most tip of Eastern Samar is known as the best surfing waves in the Visayan part of the Philippines. It directly faces the Pacific Ocean where typhoons are born. Being the case this was where Typhoon Haiyan came from and first made landfall.


"The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun" - Phil Edwards by alabang, on Flickr

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Re: Typhoon Haiyan: 4 months later
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2014, 11:50:52 PM »
Nice to see your pics, Dolina. I am a very big fan of the Philippines. A wonderful country, with so many beautiful places to see and enjoy.
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Re: Typhoon Haiyan: 4 months later
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2014, 12:57:08 AM »
Thank you expat


Church of Sta. Fe, Leyte by alabang, on Flickr

Churches and other places of worship are very much an integral part of any Filipino's life. What remains of the Church of Sta. Fe in Sta Fe, Leyte 5 months after Yolanda/Haiyan

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Re: Typhoon Haiyan: 4 months later
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2014, 01:47:00 AM »
Thanks for showing us some photos of Samar/Leyte.  For years, I've been trying to setup sometime to go there.  I hope I can go there sometime next year.

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Re: Typhoon Haiyan: 4 months later
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2014, 01:47:00 AM »