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Typhoon Haiyan The Untold Story: A Story of Hope and Survival
     

Typhoon Haiyan The Untold Story: A Story of Hope and Survival

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by Albert Mulles
 

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The story follows several characters and the protagonist as he vividly recounts the different episodes of the Typhoon Haiyan tragedy in a span of twelve days. He, together with fellow survivors, unravels the story with firsthand eyewitness accounts of what really happened on the ground amidst the impending humanitarian crisis that saw thousands fleeing the city in the

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The story follows several characters and the protagonist as he vividly recounts the different episodes of the Typhoon Haiyan tragedy in a span of twelve days. He, together with fellow survivors, unravels the story with firsthand eyewitness accounts of what really happened on the ground amidst the impending humanitarian crisis that saw thousands fleeing the city in the face of hunger, chaos and the breakdown of law and order. With each day of delay of the rescue effort hangs the lives of thousands of survivors who depended on the timely intervention from the Philippine government.
In the face of such resignation, the characters were able to survive miraculously in the face of such overwhelming odds. It narrates the interplay of human relationships from different perspectives, from the people who clung to desperation with the constant lack of food, water and medical services.
Haiyan was the strongest typhoon ever to hit landfall in recorded history. Eleven days were described by the survivors as worse than hell. With many areas not reached by aid, many have turned to scavenging, looting or worse banditry. The story follows each unique individual story, colorful on its own, on how each character managed to pull it through during those first crucial eleven days. It reconciles facts from fallacy, gathering print and downloaded data of the monstrous tragedy even as the protagonist tells it from his own point of view.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781483529950
Publisher:
BookBaby
Publication date:
05/16/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
278
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Albert Singh Veloso Mullés was born and raised in Tacloban City to an Indian father and a Filipina mother of Portuguese descent. His father, Alberto Singh Mullés, had a great influence on the young novelist, and was his source of culture and art that would later form the pillar of philosophy for the budding writer. The mother of the author, Susan Veloso, is from the Veloso clan whose roots were traced to the Galician noble Diego Veloso who served the crown of Queen Isabella I of Spain or known as the La Catolica. The Portuguese explorer migrated to the Philippines sometime in the 16th century during the height of the galleon trade. Their Philippine descendants still carry to this day the Official Coat of Arms granted to them by King Alfonso.

Albert or "Alby" or "Bert" to his friends spent eight years in the seminary to study Philosophy and Theology subjects. He later joined the Augustinian congregation to become an apprentice for the religious order. He later left after serving a self-imposed regency, ending up as an English teacher for an international academy in Manila. Since then, he worked on different companies serving as an English consultant. Over the years, he dived into his passion for technology to take up short courses on the subject. He has a firm belief that "education thru technology" is the future.

He has one daughter, Breanna Sofia, whom he "loves very much more than anything else in the world." He lives to this day in Tacloban to go back to the quiet life of the country, writing and teaching during his spare time while at the same time involved in a small technology outfit he helped co-found with fellow IT friends. His hobbies include discovering the country's local sights and sounds. He loves pingpong, movie marathons and food tripping. He dreams of putting up a social fund someday to help the orphans of Typhoon Haiyan.

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Typhoon Haiyan The Untold Story: A Story of Hope and Survival 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Typhoon Haiyan, the Untold Story: A Story of Hope and Survival by Albert Mulles is a book that describes one of the most devastating typhoons in history; Typhoon Haiyan. It is about the incredible journey of survival, chaos, loss and the struggle and will to survive which will make readers laugh, cry and become inspired. It makes readers look at humanity and survival. The book throws light on how the survivors had to wait a long time without food, medical assistance and water in the wake of nature's fury. It is a gripping tale of tragedy that destroyed the lives of peaceful people and the book brings to light many details that readers do not know. Life in disaster zones is difficult to bear. The book relives those moments of a typhoon warning, the hours before the impact and after the impact which sees mass destruction and loss of lives. The devastation that follows is unimaginable. The author has painstaking put down all the details of the immediate aftermath of the typhoon, making it heart wrenching. The author has shared a few pictures in the book. But the picture of the hundreds of grave markers that dot the landscape of typhoon hit areas captures the extent of loss suffered by the people living there. The catastrophe that can happen due to global warming and climatic changes is what this typhoon indicates to the world and it is an eye-opener for humanity in general. An excellent book that throws light on devastation caused by nature's fury and the road to recovery after the loss.