Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The Philippines Will Rise Up Once Again After Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda, Local Name) Hits The Country
The year 2013 proves to be one of the most difficult and trying times for the Philippines. The country has been suffering a lot from Zamboanga seige to ocean disaster to Visayas earthquakes and now, the Super Typhoon Yolanda (HAIYAN, International Name) believed to be one of the strongest typhoon in the recorded history of the planet wreak havoc that spread all throughout the Visayas and some parts of Luzon and Mindanao leaving thousands of people dead, several thousands injured, thousands of families left homeless and still suffering from hunger and other afflictions and billions of dollars in damages in properties and infrastructures. Some of the hardly hit areas were Leyte especially its capital Tacloban, Samar, northern Cebu, parts of Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Antique, parts of Mindoro and northern Palawan. It is heartbreaking and devastating to watch the suffering of the country helpless from the wrath of the unstoppable natural disaster. It is painful to see the cold hard dead bodies scattered all over the place, people and children crying because they lost their loved ones, starving and lives shattered, buildings, houses, properties were destroyed just like a war zone and even trees and other plants were uprooted and scattered everywhere as if there is a massive wildfires and logging, roofs and ceiling of houses and buildings were thrown like a boomerang and even tragically hitting some bystanders and those who are just sheltering nearby and fallen electrical posts on the streets and main arteries of the traffic and highways as well as damages to telecommunication networks aggravates the already hapless situation what's more with looting. However, the greatest inspiration and ray of light right now are the people - the survivors who braved the odds and triumph over the strongest typhoon on the planet they are the strongest people you will ever meet, the inexplicable kindness, generosity and unwavering and tireless service of people towards their fellow countrymen and the boundless generosity of the global community uplifts the low morale of the devastated country and people. More than a hundred million dollars in cash and in-kinds have been donated by several countries and even sent rescue, relief, medical team to aid in the rehabilitation of the devastation of Visayas. Some of the countries which sent helped are Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States as well as ASEAN, the European Union and the Vatican offered prayers and words of comfort and sympathy. We hope that this overwhelming donation and help will not fall into the hands of corrupt government officials in which the country is in hot waters right now because of the Priority Development Assistance Fund scam of the senators and congressmen. I hope these funds will really go into the affected areas and victims. It proves that nothing can put us down helpless for as long as we help each other and unite as one. Nothing can be compared to the indomitable spirit of the people who will rise up once again stronger and better. Most of all, God protect its faithful, prayerful people who will prevent any further damage and lives lost. Just always pray and have faith and always protect you and your loved ones safe and secured all the time as God never fails. I know the Philippines will rise up once again!