From Ulysses’ debris, Marikina residents move on

Ulysses (international name: Vamco) did not pack enough wind power to be categorized by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration as a supertyphoon, but its arrival spelled disaster for Metro Manila all the same.

Marikina was one of the cities in the metropolis most affected by Ulysses. The sudden swelling of its infamous river basin turned nearby Barangay Malanday into an unwilling recipient of a sea of mud causing devastation, even into their homes.

No strangers to natural disaster, its citizens take stock of the aftermath, and try to move on.