News articles published the following day reported a shut down of operations, a move to Camp Aguinaldo with the effort headed by DSWD, the responsibility being transferred to MMDA, and finally the operations moved back to Villamor and run by the original group of volunteers. Apart from various agencies wrestling to head the project, blame was passed around when the abrupt change was met with negative feedback. By the following day, it was business as usual at Villamor, although at one point they had to deal with a backlog of 700 survivors in need of a ride.
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Bio: Melissa Salva took up graduate studies in Creative Writing at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. She has poetry and fiction fellowships in national writers workshops in the Philippines, namely the ones in Dumaguete, UP Baguio, and Miag-ao, Iloilo. She is a freelance writer and editor.
Angeles de Leon commented on Saturday, November 23; the picture is from the FB site #villamorvolunteers:
Oplan Hatid is back at Villamor: Booth 7 is fully functional but some of the other booths are left at Aguinaldo.