The Aftermath of Typhoon Pablo in Davao Oriental

ShareTweet “Oi, oi! Sir bugas! Bugas!” (Hey, hey! Rice! Rice!) were the cries of the people as we entered the municipality of Cateel (pronounced KA-TI-IL) in Davao Oriental. It was a 10-hour land trip from Davao City via Lingig, Surigao del Sur passing by the towns of Monkayo and Trento. I don’t know if I could do justice in describing the deluge and nightmare that I saw in these towns after Super Typhoon Pablo / Bopha hit the country earlier this week. Let me relay what I saw just hours ago: December 8, 1:00am (Saturday) Aboard an elf truck full of […]

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On the Road, Off-Loaded, Change Course

ShareTweet “All great changes are preceded by chaos.” –Deepak Chopra Back on the Road The cold morning breezed through the half-opened bus window, the white headphones in my left and right ears were blasting songs from Marley, Johnson and Mraz. It felt good but it was soooooo strange because after 15 days of just taking it slow in Cantilan, I’m back on the road. The bus was moving fast and the rurality of the town brought me thoughts of why the heck I’m traveling. With every turn of the bus, my thoughts got deeper, questions and random questions were running […]

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