Category: life and death

What is there

Posted by Daryll Delgado on Facebook 6 Dec 3:48 am There is a man covered in mud from his bald head to his bare feet, walking towards and waving at my brother, Derek, unaware that he is unrecognizable. Until he … Continue reading

Ana’s bonfire (and her father’s portrait of Tacloban)

Facebook Note by Karlo Marko Altomonte 23 Nov 10:07 am When she noticed that water was flowing ankle deep into their home, she told everyone in the room, her family, that it was time to leave. She made her way … Continue reading

environment 5: ormoc & security

ORMOC: TOWARD ECOLOGICAL SECURITY Junie Kalaw The Philippine environmental crisis took what is possibly its heaviest and cruelest toll on human life in Ormoc City. According to eyewitness reports by survivors, the waters had come abruptly, almost in the wink … Continue reading

of typhoons and dams 2

Archive the monster dams By Marlen V. Ronquillo, Manila Times 30 Sept 09 What is the global mantra nowadays? It is something like this: Always turn a crisis into an opportunity. Or, do not let a crisis go to waste. … Continue reading

of typhoons and dams

sept 27 sunday, around two o’clock in the afternoon, dzmm teleradyo tail end of a live presscon of gma and gibo and the national disaster coordinating council (ndcc) trying their darndest to appear like they have been and continue to … Continue reading

in cory’s wake

when ninoy died and his remains lay in bloodied state sa times street, pumila kami that night, my husband and i, to pay our respects, never mind that marcos might get mad or his military might be watching.   we just … Continue reading

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