- Posted December 4, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Typhoon Haiyan: Your stories
The never ending crisis
It has been known across the globe that my beloved Tacloban City has been bent and beaten by Yolanda in epic proportions. Because of this very unfortunate and harrowing event, our city has been broken to pieces down to a massive debris.
Now it seems like what was left of the people in my city is being tested by circumstances that can actually be prevented, only if some people will start feeling instead of thinking.
There has been accounts from residents in Tacloban City that for you to have your electricity reconnected, you have to go to the City Engineer's Office and have your application signed. But before you can get this precious signature, you have to pay Php500.00. Electricity is very essential because there are still reports of houses being ransacked, leaving residents scared. Having electricity and light in the house will somehow lessen their fear.
Also, accounts of people seeing relief goods marked by USAID and are stocked in BFP (Bureau of Fire Protection) has been circulating the social media. We can't help but question, why are these relief goods stocked and yet there are still people complaining of hunger? There's even a report aired on local television and was supplied by NDRRMC (National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council) saying there are already more than ten children suffering from malnourishment.
These people needs help. They badly need it that their life literally depends on the help that good-hearted countries, private humanitarian organizations and individuals have been putting in.
This situation should not be a venue of personal gain but it's showing otherwise. Corruption has seeped through the smallest unit of the community, leaving the helpless lifeless and the victims left for dead.