Two years ago, category 5 super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck Central Philippines with destructive winds, leaving a trail of devastation in the islands of Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Panay and Palawan that witnesses describe as Armaggedon.
These are the images of Bogo city and Medellin in northern Cebu the day after (Nov 9). Without electricity, telephone signal and the roads blocked by fallen trees and debris, they were isolated for sixteen hours.
Having experienced super typhoon Ruping twenty three years earlier, I brought used tarpaulins from the office that I instinctively collected two days before the landfall. Ruping destroyed our house two decades ago but it was the heat of the sun the following day that I cannot forget until now.