Recovering from Typhoon BophaListen /
More than a thousand people died in the Philippines when Typhoon Bopha (locally known as Typhoon Pablo) ravaged southern Mindanao in early December 2012. It was the strongest typhoon to hit the area in decades, triggering flash floods and landslides displacing at least 10,000 people.
The storm also destroyed over 200,000 homes and decimated almost $950 million worth of banana plants and coconut trees, a vital livelihood to the farming community of Compostela Valley.
Beng Poblete-Enriquez reports: