Category Archives: Disasters

Mika’s One Earth

“If there’s only one earth how come we had the typhoon in Tacloban, but not here in Manila?”, asked Mika, leaving her host dumbfounded.  The 5-year old Haiyan survivor,  along with her mother and three other siblings, evacuated to the … Continue reading

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Of Eartha Kitt, Typhoon Haiyan, and Waray Grit

A month after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged my home town, stories of death, destruction, and survival linger. However, listening to the song “Waray Waray” never fails to snap me back into a positive mode. The popular version is in Tagalog and … Continue reading

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