The nation and the world were beginning to realize that enormity of the damage wrought by ‘Super” Typhoon Yolanda. The primary focus was on Tacloban City, where the media converged. ABS-CBN’s Korina Sanchez and CNN’s Anderson Cooper covered the Tacloban disaster (and for comic relief amid the devastation, had a row about a seemingly childish issue given the crisis at hand).
International aid was starting to pour in. The generosity of people from across the globe is so heartwarming and admirable. But, like any major catastrophe, the logistical challenge of distributing aid is simply enormous. Coupled with local political turf wars and unscrupulous scoundrels, the task of getting the right help to the right people is a very daunting task.