Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Philippines Amidst Calamity

Hey guys, we all know our country Philippines was so much devastated by Bagyong Ondoy (Tropical Storm Ketsana) which took place last Saturday, September 26, 2009. The storm which all people thought as just another ordinary one turned out to be massive and deadly. Clearly most of the victims were unprepared for its coming. Water level reached up to two storeys high.
I was so blessed to live in a place where we don't experience the same calamities that other places in the Philippines does. As of the latest toll there were 240 people who died, many more were still missing while nearly 380,000 people have sought shelter in relief centers. Watching the news on the television broke my heart knowing that so many children in their young lives have unfortunately gone through this kind of horror.

Amidst this catastrophe, we as Filipinos proved that we really have the heart to give and offer help to our Kababayans in any we can. It’s just so sad to know that private sectors seem to be more responsive in giving the victims relief assistance than our government itself. There are some people who even took advantage of this despicable situation. Bagyong Ondoy showed us that a calamity doesn’t choose to affect common people only but even the affluent ones.
God bless those people who have done heroic acts to save lives of other people despite the danger they were facing and knowing the possibilities that doing such thing may also cause their end. Those people who died during rescue operations must be given honor for their bravery. In times like this, true friends are there to help us.

What could have been done to eliminate so much damage on the affected Greater Manila areas? Is this a sign of "Global Warming"? Another Storm (Tropical Storm Parma) was said to hit the Philippines about 800 miles (1,280 kilometers) southeast of the Philippines late Tuesday. Let be Bagyong Ondoy be a thing of the past and let it not happen again. Let's all pray for the safety of our family, our friends and all our people.

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