By POM CAHILOG-VILLANUEVA
A boy carries wood his father brought home for rebuilding their house.” (April 2015, Tacloban City)
Protesters to Obama: ‘You and your troops are not welcome’
Protesters met US President Barack oh his two-day state visit to the Philippines. Photos by Pom Cahilog-Villanueva, Anne Marxze D. Umil and Ronalyn V. Olea Music: Base militar by Inang Bayan Produced by Bulatlat Multimedia
Typhoon Yolanda survivors lose their houses anew
A grandmother talks about losing her house to typhoon Yolanda and having to move her family far from their livelihood. Meanwhile, houses of other typhoon survivors were demolished to make way for the government’s relocation project.
Estancia oil spill poses danger to teachers and students
At the height of supertyphoon Yolanda (international name:Haiyan) on November 8, a power barge operated by the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) slammed against houses in Barangay Botongon, Estancia, Iloilo. This resulted in death, displacement and continuing endangerment to thousands of residents in the massive oil spill that followed.
Two months after, the government has still to finish the clean up.
Teachers and students at Botongon Elementary School continue to hold classes up to two hours a day in the midst of clean up operations in their school, exposing them to various health risks.
They are people with stories to tell
By POM CAHILOG-VILLANUEVA Bulatlat.com They were the first people I noticed as we approached a mass burial in front of San Joaquin Parish Church in Palo, Leyte: two teenage sisters standing over an unmarked grave with only a single candle protected from the wind by a plastic cola bottle. It is an image that will…
Picking up the pieces
On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) hit the Philippines and left thousands dead and millions more homeless in its wake.
As many city children play only virtual games or are parked before TV sets, these kids in a provincial town still play traditional games in the schoolyard after school hours.