Post-Haiyan Feast Bulletin Christmas Article: In Goodness, We are One

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By five o’ clock in the afternoon, all roads should lead back to Roxas City for all humanitarian agencies and groups helping out in the reconstruction of communities after Super Typhoon Yolanda.

At six in the evening, everything is dark with the unusually early sunset and the power outage.  At this time, too, the Capitol, the seat of government of the province of Capiz, becomes a war zone of sorts.  Canadian and British military peruse large maps of Panay, humanitarians plot their strategies to deliver help.  UN representatives connect with the world through their satellite phones while network signal remains weak.

The municipal halls also become hubs of help where pivate individuals, civic groups and school organizations flock to by the hour.  Office cubicles temporarily holds sacks of rice, plastic bags, and boxes of food and clothing while a streak of light passes through a roofless corner, or a wooden…

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