By Jose Ma. Montelibano
I am awed by the continuing blindness of people, both by the victims and those who perpetuate the victimization. But I must remain alert to historical and psychological patterns, not only as a buffer to frustration, but to retain as much objectivity as possible.
By Randy David
Before me, as I write this, is a copy of yesterday’s Inquirer. On the front page are two photos of Real Street in downtown Tacloban shot from the same angle. One was taken just days after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” swept through the Visayas, and the other exactly a year after. The two scenes portray resilience, for which Filipinos have been singled out for praise by the rest of the world.
By Rina Jimenez-David
Yesterday the nation observed the first anniversary of the onslaught of Typhoon “Yolanda,” still considered today the most powerful typhoon ever to hit land—in all the world.
A year ago today, Supertyphoon “Yolanda” made landfall at 4:40 a.m. in Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
The Inquirer’s Oct. 18 editorial (“Ad hoc”) accurately underscored the urgent need to put up permanent evacuation centers all over the country.