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Ruins of Songsong

During the 1950s, a tsunami sealed the fate of Songsong, a little town in Uyugan located about 23 kilometers away from the main town of Basco, Batanes, the northernmost part of the Philippines.

Ravaging waves succumb the tiny village, prompting the locals to swiftly leave their homes before it yields them wholly. The tsunami left the houses damaged beyond repair so the government initiated a relocation in Mindanao, the southernmost part of the country, making their village a ghost town for quite some time.

Today, the descendants of the owners are trying to rebuild the homes to inhabit it once more. Flowers with cheerful hues of pink, white, orange, and yellow are to be seen dotting the sides of the houses.

Access to most areas of the village are now prohibited, mainly due to an accident concerning a tourist who went inside a house wherein a stone fell on his feet.

This present day Songsong may be a product of a haunting past but its future is brightly lit, beaming with the hope of history never repeating itself.

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