In November 2013 typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda called locally) affecting 11 million people according to UN officials. Tacloban, were I am staying is on the island Leyte in the east part of the Philippines. Tacloban was badly hit by the typhoon, due to the strong winds followed by a 15 feet surge that took 6,000 lives.
Therefore I went south of Tacloban down the coast to help out at a government project to restore after the typhoon. The aim of the project is to plant trees along the shores (especially the Yolanda devastated areas) that can protect the inlands. We were planting the Talisay trees, since they are known to be very strong. You can't to anything about the past, we can only prevent in the present so hopefully these trees will fulfill their purpose in the future.