In Pictures: Earthquake aftermath

In Pictures: Earthquake aftermath

Last month, four earthquakes above Magnitude 6 struck towns of Makilala and Tulunan in North Cotabato town and neighboring town of Magsaysay in Davao del Sur between October 16 and 31: 6.3 on October 16, 6.6 and 6.1 on October 29 and 6.5 on October 31. The powerful...
A spiritual journey

A spiritual journey

BILIRAN, Leyte – While most of the relief operations in typhoon- ravaged areas are delivering mostly food aid, survivors of super typhoon Bopha handed unique form of relief: a food for the spirituality. Calling it as a “spiritual journey,” 22 typhoon survivors from...
Shredded

Shredded

On November 27, I joined the group of typhoon survivors from New Bataan in Compostela Valley province in what they call a “spiritual journey” to the typhoon-ravaged areas in Leyte. The group chose Biliran town in Island Province of Biliran because it is...
Vigil on the Rocks

Vigil on the Rocks

NEW BATAAN, Compostela Valley (MindaNews/2 November)—While most Filipinos trooped to the cemeteries to remember their beloved departed on Friday, All Saints’ Day, some residents of this town who lost their families and relatives to rampaging flashfloods 11 months ago...

Sendong: Aftermath

[nggallery id=15] As the world prepares for Christmas and New Year, the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan in Northern Mindanao, Philippines were wrecked and inundated by flashfloods caused by Tropical Storm Sendong (International Name: Washi) on the late evening of...