Krizzia Bacoy’s life was left in pieces following the disaster. Typhoon Haiyan, the largest to ever make landfall, swept across the Philippines leaving the then 23-year-old mother-of-two clinging to a tree and holding her youngest son close to her just so they could survive.
Mrs. Decio’s family is one of 40 in the Tacloban community of Barangay 83-C, who have all recently moved into their own new two-and-a-half story home built by All Hands Volunteers.
I will never go back to Tacloban! I swore myself this 4 years ago out of scorn. I was a lost nomad with an unset direction and unclear vision. What Tacloban gave me was the priceless gift of clarity and hope.
It is not yet certain when we will find the next Alcantara but a part of him lives in every Filipino. If these children can rise up from nothing, so can the rest of us Filipinos. We are not mere spectators of a match, we are players. Let it be an impetus towards real nation building.