Once Upon a Tragedy: A PhotoStory of When Haiyan Struck the Philippines


in memory of Haiyan..

InkBlots and IceBergs

Once upon a time, somewhere between the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea…

Image courtesy of Bulaclac Paruparu via Flickr Image courtesy of Bulaclac Paruparu via FlickrCC BY 2.0

…there lay a unique archipelago named the Philippines.

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It boasted of pristine white-sand beacheswith clear blue waters…

white beach phil Batangas Beach, Philippines
Image by Crissa Tenorio via FlickrCC BY-NC-ND 2.0

…abundant natural resourcesfound nowhere else in the world…

Image by Derek Keats [http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkeats/] via Flickr [http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkeats/5211158701/] Philippine Reef Dive
Image by Derek Keats via FlickrCC BY 2.0

…and picturesque sunsetsof the kind that’ll take your breath away.

phil sunset Sunset at Boracay, Philippines
Image by Carl Parkes via FlickrCC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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But despite these stunning treasures, the Philippines hosts a people of notable humilityand simplicity.

bahay kubo The Bahay Kubo, a traditional house in the Philippines
Image courtesy of moyerphotos via FlickrCC BY 2.0

These people go by the name “Filipinos.”

phil farmer Image by CJ Chanco via

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