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Relief Goods of Course
Dusk, just outside of the Tacloban City boundary, almost four months after Yolanda. A woman searches through garbage tossed on the side of a road for wood with which she can cook her dinner. When asked what her main course would be that evening, she responded with a healthy mixture of disbelief and humor, “Releep goods siyempre.” “Relief goods of course.”
Photo taken in Abucay, Tacloban, Republic of the Philippines
Photo by M. Thomas Duggan

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Relief Goods of Course

Dusk, just outside of the Tacloban City boundary, almost four months after Yolanda. A woman searches through garbage tossed on the side of a road for wood with which she can cook her dinner. When asked what her main course would be that evening, she responded with a healthy mixture of disbelief and humor, “Releep goods siyempre.” “Relief goods of course.”

Photo taken in Abucay, Tacloban, Republic of the Philippines

Photo by M. Thomas Duggan

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November 8th, 2013 this woman clambered up her staircase, waves licking her heels all the way, as the storm surge of Yolanda poured into her seafront home. When every square inch of the first floor was filled with water and debris and began to make its way into the second floor bedrooms, she decided it would be best to make the difficult climb to the attic to ensure her safety.  
Here she pauses mid-story as she recalls that when the waves rolled back out the front door and windows, it permanently took with it the lives of two of her family members.   
Photo by M. Thomas Duggan
Photography for the Philippines

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November 8th, 2013 this woman clambered up her staircase, waves licking her heels all the way, as the storm surge of Yolanda poured into her seafront home. When every square inch of the first floor was filled with water and debris and began to make its way into the second floor bedrooms, she decided it would be best to make the difficult climb to the attic to ensure her safety.  

Here she pauses mid-story as she recalls that when the waves rolled back out the front door and windows, it permanently took with it the lives of two of her family members.   

Photo by M. Thomas Duggan

Photography for the Philippines

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Despite conditions such as these, in many areas of the Philippines, Filipino resiliency displayed itself yet again last week when classes resumed after two months of inactivity.  Existing classrooms were utilized, some with no roofs, some with tarps serving as shelter, and when necessary, in tents and temporary shelters donated and erected by the many international NGOs still working to relieve the pain being felt in the Visayan islands.

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Photo by M. Thomas Duggan

Photography for the Philippines

Waiting for a van in Tacloban, First group of Peace Corps Philippines Typhoon Yolanda evacuees return to Southern Leyte to complete their service as Coastal Resource Management Extension workers-Go CRM!!!

Waiting for a van in Tacloban, First group of Peace Corps Philippines Typhoon Yolanda evacuees return to Southern Leyte to complete their service as Coastal Resource Management Extension workers-Go CRM!!!