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?who lost two of her limbs after falling from a local train at Begdewadi railway station on May 6, 2014 3:47 pm Typhoon survivor Jonathan Bacsal Jr. runs past a cross that indicates his father Jonathan Bacsal Sr is buried at a mass grave for typhoon Haiyan victims (Source: AP) Related News Four months after she lost her husband and home to Typhoon Haiyan’s fury Agnes Bacsal gave birth to their sixth child – a sprightly boy whose company has eased the family’s pain Other survivors like fisherman Ben Pedrero still struggle His wife and son perished in the monster storm and more than 40 other relatives are still missing one year later “In just a blink of an eye they were all gone I’ll only overcome this tragedy when I die myself” the 61-year-old Pedrero said wiping tears with his shirt as he helped relatives roast a pig and prepare food for the disaster’s anniversary On Saturday as church bells pealed and sirens wailed across this central Philippine city to commemorate the moment on Nov 8 2013 when Haiyan barreled inland from the Pacific Bacsal and Pedrero were planning to light candles and offer prayers at separate mass graves in Tacloban Leyte Roman Catholic Bishop John Du led prayers at a site where close to 2300 people are buried Some lit candles and wrote names of their family members on newly planted white crosses in the vast field on the outskirts of the city At a city hall commemoration 1000 white balloons were released to signify acceptance of the human loss Typhoon Haiyan leveled entire villages with ferocious winds and tsunami-like waves leaving more than 7300 people dead or missing Funeral parlors were overwhelmed forcing survivors to bury their dead near where they were found _ on church grounds roadsides and beaches as well as in front yards and backyards The worst-hit city of Tacloban and outlying regions have crawled back from the rubble Shopping malls hotels and offices have reopened with cars taxis and motorcycles clogging downtown streets _ the same spots where huge mounds of debris and bodies lay scattered weeks after Haiyan blew away Yet human scars are harder to overcome The storm’s 7-meter (21-foot) -high waves also took away Pedrero’s house with all its precious belongings _ including his family’s pictures and other mementos Also gone was his fishing boat which provided his only source of income Like him Bacsal still relies on dole-outs mostly from relatives and friends Without her husband tricycle driver Jonathan and her house she now lives with her six children in a shack built from storm debris Amid continuing adversity Bacsal’s family is being held together by faith _ an altar with rosaries and the images of Jesus and the Virgin Mary adorn a wall _ and a bubbly new family member 7-month-old baby John William His cries filled the bare shack “He gives me joy just by being beside me” Bacsal said cradling her baby A 14-year-old daughter Maria Jean beamed with optimism “I’ll be the best businesswoman in Asia and bring them out of here someday” she said when asked about her plans With help from relatives and friends Bacsal was able to send Maria Jean to high school They scrimp on grocery items recently donated by a city official and were able to sell extra food stuff to neighbors in an improvised store They sometimes miss out on meals While the exact figures for the dead and missing are still being collected the physical recovery from Haiyan remains a challenge The typhoon demolished about a million houses and displaced more than 4 million people in one of the country’s poorest regions where a Marxist insurgency has endured for decades Overall damage was estimated at 5711 billion pesos ($129 billion) including about 16 million knocked-down coconut trees a major source of livelihood With the loss of income about a million more people were pushed deeper into poverty according to the Asian Development Bank Building more than 200000 new houses for the poor who were left with nothing is proving difficult The Philippine government backed by international donors has built temporary bunkhouses and shelters but many residents have hammered back their shacks in the same coastal villages where they were hit by the storm and which have been officially declared “no-build zones” About 3000 people still live in tents in Tacloban though the city government has pledged to move them to permanent housing by the end of the year Under the long-term plan to protect against similar typhoon onslaughts the government wants to build an elevated road connecting Tacloban to two coastal towns that also will serve as a dike “Like you I am impatient” President Benigno Aquino III told residents during a visit Friday to nearby Eastern Samar province He added however “We can’t be reckless as we build back better” For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related News 2012 3:22 am Related News The state government is set to ask the Centre for faster evacuation of surplus foodgrain stock ahead of the wheat procurement season,s storage capacity for storing new crops lessens, Punjab Food Secretary D S Grewal told PTI Punjab will raise the issue with the Centre at a scheduled meeting of state food secretaries convened by Union Consumer AffairsFood and Public Distribution Ministry on February 21 to review wheat lifting arrangementshe said The Punjab government wants at least 20-25 lakh tonne of wheat and rice moved out of state per monthwhile just an average of 14-15 lakh tonne of foodgrain is being moved out at present Punjabwhose contribution amounts to over 50 per cent of the total wheat in the central poolexpects to procure 110 lakh tonnes of wheat in the 2012-13 Rabi marketing season starting from April Against average opening stock of 52 lakh tonne in the last three yearsthis season we are going to have an opening stock of 65 lakh tonne of wheat in April (when procurement starts) he said The state would have to store about 30-35 lakh tonnes of freshly harvested wheat in an unscientific manner at rice millsmandi yards or open space after exhausting all available resources for storing crop Last seasonPunjab stored 20-22 lakh tonne crop in an unscientific manner Eighty six thousand tonnes of wheat has been damaged in Punjab in the last five years due to the poor storing system Problems for Punjab have been compounded by the fact that the Railways have not been able to provide adequate rakes to speed up the transportation of food grain from Punjab despite being reminded numerous times The state requires 22 rail rakes for movement of foodgrain to other states but it is getting only 17 rakes which is causing slow evacuation of stock? download Indian Express App More Related News460 crore in the first phase, The work should be done within 10 days, said B S Kadiyaexecutive engineerRoad and Building Department Kadiya further said the Centre has agreed to convert the four lane stretch from Hebatpur to Thaltej Crossroad into six lanes with an underpass at Thaltej Crossroad As a part of its next project on the S G Highwaythe state government is planning to convert the stretch from GH-0 in Gandhinagar till Vaisnodevi into a six lane one At presentthe stretch linking Vaisnodevi and Sola Bridge is the only one with six lanes For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: July 145 kg charas worth Rs 5.

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