IN DUE time, media coverage of Yolanda will be assessed, its successes and failures rated by competent media-watch groups.

Meanwhile, most everyone, including the press, keeps eyes on the body count, rescuing, feeding and sheltering survivors, clearing obstructions and repairing damaged roads and bridges, restoring power and water supply, rebuilding homes, providing livelihood to tens of thousands displaced families and individuals -- and sees how foreign aid is being spent.