by Abhilasha and Avipsha Rayamajhi
Philippines Community Radio
By Nonee Walsh
As members of the IAWRT board disembark from the ferry at Hagnaya Port in Cebu Province, Philippines, they longingly admire the light green ocean and white sand beach lined with palm trees which barely hide thatched-hut beach resorts. There is little evidence of the devastation of cyclone Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) which hit this island hard and killed at least 6 thousand people across the Philippines, just four years ago.
These young palms on Bantayan Island also hide the story of the survivors relocated from this idyllic spot.