Posts Tagged ‘Yolanda’

Question of the Day: What is your most recent act of generosity?

I believe almost everyone knows of or has heard of typhoon Haiyan and the havoc it wrecked on some parts of the Philippines.  And I also posted about it here a couple of times.

However, I will once again post some photos as tribute to the survivors and victims of one of the strongest typhoons that ever hit the planet.  To remind us to always be grateful for what we have and to admire the indomitable spirit of Filipinos.  To inform as much as I can the extent of the damage and the subsequent rebuilding that needs to be done.

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Photos courtesy of Google Images.

Due to the devastation that this typhoon did to some provinces in the Visayas, our fellowmen need a lot of help.  Not just to rebuild their homes but their entire communities.  Roads and infrastructures.  Schools and hospitals.  Livelihoods.  

But, most important of all, our fellowmen need to rebuild their own sense of purpose and hope.

Every single peso helps.  Every single centavo goes a long way to letting them feel that they are not alone.

And I, like every one with a sense of social responsibility, tried helped in my own way.  Not just by donating whatever I can but in trying to raise awareness to what happened.

Moreover, I would like to use this opportunity to thanks everyone who has already extended their help through cash, relief goods, services, and prayers.  Every Filipino, whether a survivor of the typhoon or not, is indebted to everyone who helped.

Haiyan

Posted: November 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Today the year’s strongest super typhoon in the world hit the Philippines.

As I am writing this post, Haiyan (international name) a.k.a Yolanda is still devastating parts of the Philippines, especially provinces in Visayas.

Videos and photos in the news are heartbreaking, especially since some of the provinces that got hit the worst were hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake just a month ago.

One of the affected cities, Tacloban, also experienced a 10ft high storm surges aide from the torrential rain and strong winds.  In 30 minutes, the streets were flooded that it was practically wiped out.  A video was posted by Atom Araullo, an ABS-CBN reporter, who fearlessly went to Tacloban to do a coverage, in the station’s website:

Wind and Rain Hit Tacloban

But, Tacloban is not the only city affected by Haiyan.  It wrecked (and is still wrecking) havoc on every single city it passed.

However, as the storm continues to devastate our little paradise, I am grateful for two things: 1. Haiyan is moving so fast that it will practically breeze through the country and 2. Most of the affected areas are prepared for the typhoon.  

Both the local and national governments were prepared with evacuation centers and rescue units.  Residents were made aware of the strength of this typhoon and were encouraged early on to evacuate.

These dramatically lessened the damage Haiyan wrecked.  It still ruined thousands of houses, buildings, and properties but, so far, only 3 casualties were reported.  This, in itself, is a blessing.  

So, let us all still continue to pray that Haiyan will not take any more lives.  This country already lost so much this year.