Glints of hope emerge in typhoon-hit Philippines city Tacloban

17 March 2015 - Impact Hub

Sitting on a wooden stool as his customers mill around clutching burgers and bottles of San Miguel beer, Jacques Palami talks enthusiastically about life in Tacloban a year after the central Philippines town was slammed by Typhoon Haiyan.

Owner of the brightly-lit pop-up bar Na Ning, Palami is one of a growing number of victims of the strongest storm on record to hit land who are committed to rebuilding the coastal town that many feared was beyond repair.

Palami, 26, lost his childhood home and two relatives in the typhoon that destroyed 90 percent of Tacloban after it hit land on Nov 8, killing, or leaving missing, some 7,000 people.

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