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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