(Photo Credits: Retrieved from ABSCBN’s twitter account)
I live in the Philippines. I have seen, witnessed, and even experienced some natural calamities and disasters that happened here in our country. I thought, all the while, that I have experienced the worst when it comes to typhoons because we used to live in a low-lying area, and floods are quite “normal” to us every time there is a storm or typhoon. But now, my whole perspective changed when I saw some clippings and video footages of how Typhoon Haiyan, or as we locally call it “Typhoon Yolanda”, literally destroyed some parts of our country. I can’t put into words all of my emotions whenever I watch news programs. Honestly, I can’t stand watching the news anymore. My heart breaks whenever I see the current situation in the provinces of Samar, Leyte, and Bohol.
For those who don’t know, the eastern part of the Philippines was hit by “the strongest typhoon in the world, EVER!”, or as we all call it, Typhoon Haiyan. Such event happened few days after a strong earthquake literally destroyed some parts of the provinces of Cebu and Bohol (here in the Philippines). So, you see, a strong earthquake hit our country in the month of October, and then the strongest typhoon hit our country in the month of November. What’s in store for us for the month of December? I don’t know. 🙁
Now, I am asking for your help. Yes, all of you. If you have few extra clothes, toiletries, hygiene materials, canned goods, bottled water, etc., please donate it for the typhoon victims. In my case, I donated some of my clothes and some of my savings. This is best time to share and take an active participation in our community. Again, I humbly ask for some of your “treasures”. My fellow countrymen needs it.
Oh, to those organizations, clubs, associations, countries, unions, etc. who helped the typhoon victims recover from their loss, THANK YOU SO MUCH! I know, at some point, we, Filipinos, will repay your kindness and generosity. Again, thank you so much! 🙂