Typhoon Yolanda – Life After the Storm.
Sharing some more random shots of the life after the storm… Taken from around the city of Tacloban, majority of them in the most affected areas like in San Jose and Anibong. I’ve been shooting here and there, as time and opportunity permits… documenting a slice of life of the Taclobanons – all from a perspective of a typhoon victim myself – and a Taclobanon by heart.
At the risk of sounding redundant, but I have to say this again… I still pray for real change in our country, there’s still a lot of negative energy in our society – the hatred, the indifference, the selfishness. I hope the biggest storm in human history was enough tough lesson for us to fathom what needs to be done in our lives – a real change for the better. It is in our fervent desire that the values of love, compassion and unity will overwhelm us. We need these values to heal our land. Enough with the very same evils that have plagued our society.
There is a still a lot of hope in most of these photos amidst the destruction that the storm has brought. I remain optimistic that the faith and hope of the people of Tacloban will be steadfast and strong. There will be many more challenges ahead I’m most certain, but the resolve of the Taclobanons will overcome them.
May God continue to heal our land. All the best…
Photographer’s notes: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8, Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4, Nikkor AFD 85mm 1.4, Panasonic GH3, Panasonic 12-35mm 2.8