30sunrise44Magical mornings like this (taken at 5:52 a.m. December 30, 2014 in Dahican, Mati, Davao Oriental) remind us that life’s essentials are the simplest and raw. Elsewhere in Mindanao, the scene may not be as magical but residents in the areas hit by typhoon Seniang heave a sigh of relief that the storm is over. Photo courtesy of MARRIZ MANUEL B. AGBON