Day 27: Giving Thanks

What are survivors of Typhoon Haiyan thankful for this year? The following list is a collection of items, characteristics of life, people, and much much more that survivors can’t help but be thankful for this Thanksgiving. 1. Our Children – the future. The children who will live on for years to come, remembering the challenges […]

Anibong May 2014

Day 25: Determined to Save his Family

As November 8th approached, Herme’s anxiety rose and the signs that this storm may not be like all the rest were jumping out at him right and left. Despite his best reasoning, his wife refused to evacuate before the typhoon so Herme prepared for the worst. With two small children, his wife had just given […]

Yolanda Candlelight Memorial

Day 21: Footage of the Yolanda Candlelight Memorial

As the sun set on November 8, 2014, one year after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), thousands of Taclobanons and visitors lit over 25,000 candles along major city streets to “remember as one”. The effect was powerful. As you walked down any street you saw families lighting candles for their loved ones, children playing in the candlelight, […]

Tacloban City Hall featured thank you banners.

Day 20: Rising from the Storm

Just 6 months before Typhoon Haiyan leveled Tacloban City leaving the city’s more than 200,000 residents homeless and traumatized, Mayor Alfred Romualdez was reelected. There was much debate in the weeks leading up to the election, of whether or not re-election of the current Mayor would benefit the city or if a fresh start was […]


Day 14: Haiyan (Yolanda) Commemorative Events [Photos]

It was an emotional, powerful weekend in Tacloban City, as the one year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan arrived and the commemorative events commenced. These photos were taken on November 7th and 8th, as survivors joined together to remember those that lost their lives and stand united with hope for the future.

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