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Alberto and Isabel Tiongzon had lived in their small nipa hut for 51 years before it was destroyed. Currently, they are living in the shelter behind them with their two grandchildren, Rico and Rex. I struggle to even call it a shelter.

Although they were smiling and very happy to receive their new light, when I asked them to stand in front of their shelter, I could honestly feel their sorrow fall all around and cover us like a heavy blanket.

After a few quick shots, I just had to put my camera down and be with them.

I said nothing. They said nothing. Words were not sufficient.

I thanked both of them, shook their hands and said “I am so sorry.” I can’t stop thinking about them tonight.

Some wounds can only be healed with time.

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