The highways are already cleaned up. The debris in the pictures are from the coastal streets especially Magallanes and the one by the public market.
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is conducting a “cash for work” program. People—around 6000 of them—are paid P500 a day. They shoveled dirt, put them on a fan’s guard—dragged them on the highway, where the garbage truck picked them up. The cleaning was unnecessarily meticulous. But it was the intention of the foundation to provide jobs to those who decided to stay in their beloved city.
The market is alive despite the price hikes. There is a visible, sufficient authority deployment around the city. And there are more laundry hanging to dry: a hopeful sign. Some small tables of vending have candles, katol, posporo, Tanduay, or Fundador.
Too many breaks and aches these days. I would sort the notes out and make sense of the randomness of everything.
Till then, the photos could not wait.
For those who want to volunteer, kindly check Kusog Tacloban.