WATCH: Broken hearts as Agoncillo residents return to ruined homes

BATANGAS, Philippines – Residents of Agoncillo, Batangas, were finally allowed to go back to their homes after the alert level for Taal Volcano was downgraded to 3. However, hearts broke when they saw their homes reduced to rubble.

Unsure where to get funds and with no jobs, how can they get back on their feet? The poorest residents are further dragged down below the poverty line due to the disaster.

Ralf Rivas reports from Agoncillo, Batangas. – Rappler.com