(Day 1) Night market by the pier in downtown Tacloban, lit by oil lamps.
(Day 2) Workers fix the remaining wrecked ship that was washed ashore during typhoon Yolanda’s onslaught in the city of Tacloban more than a year has passed. Hopefully by January, the ship will set sail to Cebu.
(Day 3) This group of men were playing basketball in makeshift boards. Shortly after taking this shot, a rainbow showed up.
(Day 4) There are still a number of families residing in tents. They will be prioritized in availing temporary shelters and are said to be the first ones to be given relief packs. However, more than a year after the fury of super typhoon Haiyan, many are still homeless.
(Day 5) This boy survived the wrath. Yet, it brought him trauma, and permanent scar on his leg. He saw a roof fly and cut a man’s head.
More than a year has passed since super typhoon Haiyan hit the country, my friend Jiru Rada (who tagged me to do the 5-day black and white challenge) and I decided to purchase plane tickets to Tacloban, one of the hardest hit cities, to document the lives of the survivors.
It’s so painful to hear their stories. To quote a survivor, “We had to move on. We had to do everything by ourselves. If we will wait for the government to help us, we could have died.”