Orchids Homes is one of the most devastated places during Sendong last December 17, 2011.
About 30 to 35 houses were reduced to nothing. Not an inch of wall or columns could be seen in some houses.
The death toll including the missing persons are about 50, maybe even more.
The set of photos was shot five (5) days after the typhoon, except for the last one, taken last January 23.
My first shot of Orchids Homes. The houses on the left part got minor damage because of the trees in front of the photo. But on the farther right, rubble was left.
Man on the left is working to clean up one of the houses in Orchids Homes.
Partially damaged house, but still a deadly sight. Not sure if the people inside this home survived.
The road is covered with mud even if did not practically rain for the last five days.
The affluent side of Orchids Homes were not spared.
The area close to Mandulog River. On this part of the village, exactly 20 houses were reduced to rubble by the deadly logs and even cars. I counted the remaining houses on the left, it was 10 units. Usually, village planners designed it equally. I assumed the other side of the road were 1o units.
The remaining houses slightly closer shot. Roofs were probably removed by those who lived here during the flood.
These people are acting like tourists, taking photos with the broken homes as their background.
The Madulog River and Bayug Island could be seen from Orchids Homes. The broken concrete is most likely a portion of the column (post).
This is probably part of a perimeter fence.
The house of the Bongabong family. All of the five people living here have survived.
A “didang boy” smiling for this shot, while his cohort on red jacket is also busy “stealing” some stuff. Didang is Bisaya for salvage.
Another angle showing are were 20 houses were wiped out.
The car of Boy Basilio whose house is nowhere in sight. The car owner managed to survived. Basilio is a known owner of a beauty parlour, which was located in another place was also flooded.
The red house was a refuge of several survivors.
The mud is starting to get dry. Some houses were still buried in mud, some owners did not bother to return.
Domingo family, retrieving some stuff buried under the mud.
The bible retrieved under the mud at the Domingo residence in Orchids Homes.
School stuff of Jayson Maurice Domingo who’s still missing. His father would shake his head everytime he recovers some stuff that 10 year old Jasyon owned.
This unassuming house saved a lot of lives.
Missing notice of Jayson Maurice Domingo and Chrismar Domingo, 10 years old and 1 year old respectively.
Seventh Day Adventist church. Two pulis officers guarding the houses on this side of Orchids homes to protect it from thieves.
Capsized multicab stuck by the mangrove.
This is Lindy Francisco. She said all four of them were safe. They climbed the roof, though there was a close call when one of his boys fell, but managed to get back on top of the roof.
In front of the house of Lindy Francisco. The house collapsed after a car hit it, killing two people who were on the roof.
The tent made by Glorious Gospel Church standing on its former location.