What Leyte and Samar and other Yolanda-affected areas need are no longer relief goods but more of reconstruction materials for these provinces to go back to normal.
Victims could not live in tents for long, as this dislocation will greatly affect their once normal lives. The government and all those involved in the rehabilitation efforts are calling on everyone for donations to help victims build their houses and to start their lives anew.
We have seen how soldier-engineers have built and are continuing building farm to market roads, schools, health centers and other edifices in many communities around the country. And for sure, they will be called upon to help in building simple abodes for the devastated populace.
Most of them will return to their duties but will definitely be replaced by batches of soldier-engineers, civilian engineers and volunteers to speed up reconstruction of the provinces.
We are really lucky we have soldiers around because they really make our society safe, secure, and they not only help us fight our enemies but our protectors and defenders, and they are more than these. They truly care for, and love us sincerely.
Diego S. Sebastian
Luzon Avenue, Q. C.