The Philippines Needs Help

I believe everything has been said and reported about the recent catastrophe, Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda, that struck the Philippines. I, too, have a lot of thoughts about it but I don’t want to dwell on those anymore. I am overwhelmed with all the help coming from the other countries and the unity and camaraderie of the Filipinos from different parts of the globe.

We have extended family who live in Tacloban too and days after the typhoon struck, we were happy to receive news that they were all safe. Fumigation and disinfection will take place in Tacloban on Saturday and they are looking at temporarily relocating to Cebu.

My high school batchmates and I have asked for help from people that we know for funds, goods, and clothes that we will send to Capiz, a part of Panay Island that was also grossly destroyed by the supertyphoon. We have gathered some boxes so far and tomorrow, we will gather to pack them into loot bags.

On the other hand, my college batch, Angeli Beati Domini also organized a drive to help those who were affected. My fellow angels and I have planned to collect P100 each from our batch. We are planning to give out hygiene kits and medicines, clothes, and also water and food.

1452422_10151970235893011_713704464_nOur techie expert, Regine Garcia of Clevrr.comΒ made a database here for the collections.Β 

It’s just sad that sometimes someone can come up with this something like this:

1394350_10200870112618982_2018373593_nThis account favorited my tweet and I was flabbergasted. Hours after, the account was deleted, maybe because of the number of reports against it.

Nevertheless, lots of help are coming in from different parts of the world. However, the country still needs more for temporary shelter, healthcare, and rehabilitation of the provinces that were affected. There are lots of ways on how to help:

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Even men with strong personality cry over the news and the pictures going viral on social media. If there’s one thing to be thankful for amidst this national crisis, it’s the bayanihan spirit that is overflowing. I know God is watching over us and I know we’ll everything will be better in time. Fellow Filipinos, let’s keep on helping and praying.

And to those who have already extended their helping hand,

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2 thoughts on “The Philippines Needs Help

  1. Reblogged this on sweets and brains and commented:
    Philippines Needs Help

    I don’t know what else to add about this tragedy to my fellow Filipinos. My heart goes out to Filipinos in the areas and their families both in the Philippines and overseas. Thank you to the international community who sent in and are sending aid to the Philippines. Also thank you to our fellow Kiwis whose shown tremendous support to Filipinos living in New Zealand and the Philippines.

    If you’re in New Zealand you can text ‘hope’ to 3181. Details for other international donations are in the reblogged post.

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