Time has not erased from the mind of Nick and Doris “Chai” Quieta what happened on November 8, 2013. Nor has it healed the pain and suffering that typhoon Haiyan brought to their families and that of more than 7, 000 others who perished in that tragedy.
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Text and photos by LUIS LIWANAG TACLOBAN City — A palette of magenta and orange filled the eastern skies at daybreak, the silhouette of windswept trees whispered poetry, and a sea breeze cooled my face. This was my fleeting memory of Tacloban, a city I had passed through just a few months ago, on the […]
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Text and photos by LUIS LIWANAG TACLOBAN, Leyte–Residents of this city and nearby towns joined an exodus toward safety Wednesday, after hearing of reports of an alleged gunfight between soldiers and leftist guerillas, who were supposed to have held hostage food convoys. People scampered away from Alang-alang town where an alleged gunfight involving New People’s […]
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Text and photos by LUIS LIWANAG ORMOC City—The city of Ormoc in Leyte was just a speck in the horizon but to 38-year-old Marie Jean Decio, it was a place she could see and smell, a place that would bring her closer to her six children. Marie Jean traveled almost four hours by fast craft […]
By REYAN L. ARINTO TACLOBAN City — It was a worthy last act. Before the 15th Leyte Sangguniang Panlalawigan ended its term last June 30, the provincial board approved an ordinance creating the Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO). Considered one of the major laws passed by the legislative body, the creation of the PDAO authored by […]