Share this on:
About this iReport
  • Not vetted for CNN

  • Click to view aprilnavarro's profile
    Posted December 4, 2013 by
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Typhoon Haiyan: Your stories

    aprilnavarro and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Typhoon Haiyan's impact
    More from aprilnavarro

    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.


    • TAGS:

    • GROUPS:

    What do you think of this story?

    Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.
    Be and editor! Choose an option below:
      Awesome! Put this on TV! Almost! Needs work. This submission violates iReport's community guidelines.


    Log in to comment

    iReport welcomes a lively discussion, so comments on iReports are not pre-screened before they post. See the iReport community guidelines for details about content that is not welcome on iReport.

    Add your Story Add your Story