Hopes dim for missing
BY ALEX PAL
LA LIBERTAD - Manolo Magalso carefully moves about in the rubble where his home in barangay Solonggon, La Libertad town, once stood. Amid dimming hopes, he looks for clues on where to dig for the bodies of his wife, Lorna, 32, and children John Marc, 8, Jira Mae, 6 and Charity Joy, 8 months.
Manolo,33, was plowing his field nearby when the magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck last Monday at 11:49 a.m.
"When the ground started shaking, I looked at my house and saw the mountain above it slide and cover it with my family inside. I could only watch and cry," Manolo said trying to keep a brave face.