A church and a school in Cateel, Davao Oriental were heavily damaged after being battered by strong winds brought by typhoon "Pablo" last week.
In Barangay Abejod, only the foundations of Maryknoll Elementary School were left after strong winds destroyed its roof and walls.
Meanwhile, the adjacent St. James Parish, Cateel's largest church, also lost its roof.
While some residents have started to pick up the pieces by rebuilding their homes, some have decided to just leave the area out of despair.
- Umagang Kay Ganda, December 11 2012