Some people may be wondering why some children of remote schools in Nueva Vizcaya are proudly sporting similar hairstyles these days.
Ako po ay lubos na nagpapasalamat kay Ginoong Lucio Tan. Binigyan kami ng konkretong bahay. Sa loob ng dalawang taon ngayon lang kami nakatulog ng mahimbing dahil hindi na kami matutuluan tuwing umuulan at hindi kami lalamigin sa simoy ng hangin. Kahit nawala ang mahal kong asawa na tinangay ng bagyong Yolanda, dahan-dahan naman kaming nakakaahon ng mga anak ko dahil meron na kaming bagong bahay na matitirahan muli.
—Sunny A. Canillo
Prior to Typhoon Yolanda in 2012, Barangay 89 and 90 in Baybay, San Jose, Tacloban City used to be lively part of the metropolis with beach houses, kiosks, residential homes and small commercial structures. Since they lived by the sea, most residents are fisherfolk, fish vendors and pedicab/jeepney drivers. After the 20-foot storm surge destroyed the two barangays and 16 lives of both adults and children, the area was declared a no build zone/ no dwelling zone.