Karen Davila Checks on Sendong Victims in CDO for ‘Krusada’
July 11, 2012 by ABS-CBN
Broadcast journalist Karen Davila returns to Cagayan de Oro City to check on the victims of typhoon Sendong and see how they have so far recovered from the calamity this Thursday (July 12) in “Krusada.”
Seven months after typhoon Sendong battered some parts of Mindanao, Karen visits the areas where she was sent to last December to give updates on the condition of the victims.
Hundreds of families left homeless by the typhoon are now cramming in tent cities, which serve as their temporary shelters, and have to suffer from extreme heat under the sun and flood waters sometimes seeping through their tents.
One of the survivors, Ethel Sala, lives with her husband and six children in a tent. While the disaster financially incapacitated her family, it also left them psychological traumatized and constantly terrified.
“Our lives will only become normal again when we have a proper home where my children can sleep soundly. Sendong has scared us so much that we’re frightened and can’t sleep when it rains hard,” said Ethel.
Kahit na may higit 3,000 pabahay naman daw na ipinapatayo ang gobyerno at Habitat for Humanity, palakasan daw ang labanan sa pagpili ng mga benepisyaryo ng mga pabahay na ito. Gaano katotoo ang balitang ito? Paano pa makakaahon sa kanilang mga kalagayan ang mga biktiman nagtitiyaga sa tent city?
Even though the government and Habitat for Humanity have supposedly approved the construction of a 3,000-unit housing project in CDO, some tent city evacuees claim that some people are trying to win the favor of the sponsors in order to acquire a unit. How and when are they going to get their lives back on track?
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