TO avoid hunger or just to escape becoming victims

first_imgTO avoid hunger or just to escape becoming victims to random gunshots fired at night, they decided to leave purok Silay in Tacloban City.Romnick Bacasin, 24, arrived with his mother, Nene, and other relatives in the Mactan Airbase on Nov. 15.ADVERTISEMENT The faces of three children lit up when they received a pack of bread from persons going around distributing food at the airbase.One of them was 6-year-old Joanick Bacasin, who cried when a relative reached out to take a piece of bread from the plastic bag he was holding.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeHis mother Hilda, said the boy may have been scared that they would again run out of bread.At the military base, a temporary stopover, evacuees from Tacloban city were served rice porridge and packed rice meals. Most of the families rested under the shade of trees. BPI nets P13.74B in H1 View comments They left behind his father who will be fixing their damaged house.“People in Tacloban scramble for relief goods. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a doctor, lawyer, whatever,” he saidWhen supertyphoon Yolanda struck on Nov. 8, Romnick was at work in the call center at 6 a.m. Their manager wouldn’t let them go home since his shift was from 2 a.m. to 12 noon.They were trapped in the building when seawater started to come in.The wall had to be destroyed so they could get out. As he stepped outside, Romnick said he saw part of the roof get blown away.He quickly walked home to look for his family.The Bacasin family will temporarily stay in the house of a relative, Annie Rose Berdin in Lapu-Lapu City. /Jucell Marie P. Cuyos, ReporterRead Next Quake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anew Some squatted on the ground or lay down on carton sheets.MORE STORIESnewsinfoBatanes quake left P292 M infra damage – DPWHnewsinfoSuspected drug peddler killed in Albay bustnewsinfoFake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in PaterosMORE STORIESnewsinfoBatanes quake left P292 M infra damage – DPWHnewsinfoSuspected drug peddler killed in Albay bustnewsinfoFake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in PaterosRomnick, a call center agent, said he couldn’t sleep at night in Tacloban because sudden bursts of gunfire would wake him.Though the trouble was reportedly happening in barangay V and G, he said he feared for their lives.“I get scared, every night there’s a shooting,” he said.The Bacasin family lined up for three nights and four days to get a ride on the C-130 to Cebu.ADVERTISEMENT Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal MOST READ PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension LATEST STORIES Angara: Investigate DOH’s ‘constipated’ medicine distribution system SMC bags Bulacan airport project Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateroslast_img