The singing survivor (Typhoon Haiyan) / by RUDOLF PORTILLO

November 23, 2013

A YOUNG boy was among the many child survivors waiting for a flight out of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Philippines. Singing a song of love of country, a song of a nation's woes.

The supertyphoon haiyan made landfalls in central Philippines on November 8, 2013, leaving more than five thousand people dead in its wake.

Regarded as one of the strongest typhoons to make landfall, Haiyan ripped off roofs, destroyed concrete walls, and its storm surges swallowed people and homes.