By Neal H. Cruz
On Dec. 8, 1941. Japanese warplanes bombed Manila, Clark Air Base and Baguio, a day after bombing Pearl Harbor.
By Rina Jimenez-David
As I write this, the country is on tenterhooks about the arrival of Typhoon “Ruby” but, I would think, especially the residents, or rather the survivors, of Tacloban and environs. All too familiar are they with the damage and destruction and heartbreak wrought by a supertyphoon.
Less than 24 hours after rains brought by Tropical Storm “Mario” submerged the metropolis, causing the evacuation of thousands of families and damage to many households, the floodwaters were mostly gone. The rains having moved to the north, the floods subsided, leaving behind muck and tons of garbage.
The pot of gold at the end of the basic-education rainbow is the high school diploma. Most of our high school seniors will be receiving theirs by the end of March. For the graduating students of “Yolanda”-hit towns, it will be a wait of another two weeks.
People are wondering if this government is learning its lessons. Typhoons in the Philippines are expected and recurring climate phenomena. Death and destruction happen every year because of typhoons.