Tuesday, November 12, 2013
It has been more than a week since the Philippines was hit by the strongest typhoon ever recorded in history, the Super Typhoon Yolanda. Many lives were lost, many families were separated from their loved ones, many were displaced, cities and towns were completely wrecked. It was horrible as the news unfold. I am very saddened with the devastation that swept the nation, and more saddened when relief operations isn't as organized and quick as expected it should be. It also angers me to learn how some politicians take advantage of the situation as they try to stick their faces unto the relief good bags. What the...
Although we are far from the country, the Filipino community abroad are also saddened by the situation and are organizing donation drives and charity events to collect goods and financial donations for the victims. These initiatives and efforts show how the international Filipino communities are more than willing to help our beloved country, the Philippines. There is also international intervention and financial support coming in. This I know will be very helpful so that the affected areas will be able to rebuild again.
So to my fellow Kababayans, do not lose hope. Hang in there and continue to trust in our God who alone knows the reason for everything. We may have gone through a very painful change, but I know that with it comes a beautiful transformation. Our prayers will always be with you. God bless the Philippines.