By MARK HENRY
Category: Photo of the Week
By DEMIE DANGLA
By ACE MORANDANTE
Photo by Makoi Popioco
Photo by Cong Corrales
A boy carries wood his father brought home for rebuilding their house.” (April 2015, Tacloban City)
October 10, 2013, just over a week after the ceasefire of the standoff between the military and rogue Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) forces in Zamboanga City. Parked in the coast inside the compound of the Western Mindanao Command, is one of the motorboats reportedly used by armed MNLF fighters to enter Brgy. Rio Hondo during the onset of the crisis. The shipwreck lies astoundingly beautiful against the golden sunset in one of the southernmost points of the Mindanao island.
Just few days after the landfall of Super Tyhpoon Ruby in December 2014, this kid aboard a parked vessel along the coast of Poblacion, Basey, Samar was crying. His mother was shouting along the coast, retorting him to go home. His mother later told me that the child was having tantrums because he was not permitted to go deep-sea fishing with his father. As the night falls, this bluish grey sky, with a slight tint of apricot, seemingly wept with the boy.
“There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.” – Victor Hugo, Les Misérables By Dondon Agaton
“The moon is a friend, for the lonesome, to talk to.” – Carl Sandburg