Text and photos by Cooper Resabal Jr., VERA Files
MARIBOJOC, Bohol—Francisca Paderog, an entrepreneur in Barangay Toril of this town, has started reconstructing with mahogany wood her concrete house that totally collapsed when the 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck this island province in mid-October.
A grandchild, she added, has been brought to the hospital for having continuous fever.
From where she stands, one can hear hammers banging and see people carrying slabs of concrete or raising wooden posts and pulling bamboo poles in different sections of Toril.
In this town and several other quake-damaged municipalities, the early December air rings with the sound of people rebuilding their homes—and their lives.
The air is also filled with optimism following assurances from national and provincial leaders that Boholanos will have a bright Christmas throughRead More »from Sound of reconstruction rings in quake-damaged Bohol