SunStar Eye: 'Odette' Effect

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Most of Cebu is still grappling with the aftereffects of Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai), which hit the province and other provinces in central Philippines on Thursday night, Dec. 16, 2021.

Cebuanos are stretching their patience as they still have to wait for the full supply of electricity to return. They also find themselves in trouble in communicating with their loved ones living in other provinces and abroad as cell phone signal, mobile data and Internet connection have yet to return to their full strength.

Water supply, too, has been scarce in Metro Cebu in the past three days because the water supplier, dependent on electricity, cannot pump out water to the fullest because of power outage.

Entrepreneurial Cebuanos who own generator sets let their neighbors charge their devices for a fee.

A son has been looking for his missing father, a captain of a sea vessel that capsized in the waters off Bohol.

Typhoon Odette is just one story. The human emotions that came after the Odette’s onslaught is another—and they are everywhere.

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