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Nine months after typhoon Haiyan…

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Sometimes stories can be very difficult to justify when your sources comes from the main stream. At times it can get very redundant and confusing that it losses it’s soul purpose in providing the truth.

In times like today, social media is just that, a source of main stream information. It has become part of our daily life that one can read a story, and it will come and go in a few days. Even if it is a huge disaster that will take a long time to recover, so many unfortunate events out there, it can be easily forgotten.

The big cities are still struggling to fight what is needed to be done, in essence for the forgotten ones, this has become almost a losing battle. The smaller barrios are now at the tipping point where once the shelters provided were meant to be temporary is becoming permanent. Many barrangay’s regard their schools, just like the church, a pride of the community. The centre of knowledge where their children can learn and get a better future. However, as time goes by many wonder if it will still be there.

The small villages are suffering the consequences of political debacle and egotism. Practically nowadays, politicians are worried about their credibility to be re-elected than taking action of what is necessary.

To see the faces of these children is to see the harsh reality they are still challenged with. Rain or shine they go, even if the ground is muddy or the roof is leaking. Resilience can only go for so long, but if nobody helps them soon the whole village will die. It’s their home and nobody should dictate what and where they should go.

As the 9th month anniversary draws near, we shouldn’t be seeing infrastructure that are still in poor condition anymore. A sign of progress should be evident, but the voices of these people and the children are getting silenced more so than ever before.

To us, it may mean nothing, to them it’s their future. We have the inner willingness to help others in any we can. It’s our nature to see humanity and dignity in others who have very little to hang on to.