December 19, 2011
Bayanihan of the Filipino People
Last Weekend our sisters and brothers from Cagayan de Oro, Iligan and other nearby places in Mindanao were caught off guard by Typhoon Sendong. Though there was already a warning signal that PAGASA has declared yet all of us were caught unaware of how big this typhoon really is. In one of the tweets, I read that the rain poured brought about by typhoon Sendong is equivalent to a month's rain already in the areas mentioned. Sabi nga ng mga taga-doon, ngayon lang daw nangyari sa kanila ang ganitong baha(floodings). They never thought in their wildest dreams that it could happen to them. What saddens me, and probably all of us, it happened a week before Christmas. And now is the time to really help them. Buhayin natin ang kaugalian ng Bayanihan. And I know if we help each other out, makakaya natin lahat makabangon sa trahedya na ito. There are ways of helping them, either thru: 1. MONETARY DONATIONS - all of the television networks in our country have their own accounts and what banks to deposit your money to. They are always being announced in their news nightly. 2. RELIEF GOODS - like water, our brothers and sisters in CDO, Iligan and other nearby places are in need of clean water for drinking. Clothes, PLEASE if you will be donating clothes, YUN NAMANG MAGAGAMIT PA. Not just because you want to lessen the clothes that you don't need. Food like sardines, rice, noodles. 3. VOLUNTEERS - these are people needed in repacking the relief goods that are needed to be delivered to our dear brothers and sisters. I hope that each one of us could extend help to our Filipino brothers and sisters in the areas affected by Typhoon Sendong.