While our country, the Philippines is used to experiencing many typhoons in a year, it experienced its first what they called super-typhoon, said to be the strongest typhoon in recorded history which ravaged the country yesterday.
Thankfully, my family and friends who live mostly in the capital were spared. I feel guilty about saying that, because I know there are thousands affected by this super typhoon. According to the BBC news website, hundreds are feared dead, and many have lost their homes and livelihood. While my prayers go out to those who were affected, I also know in my heart that we will survive this. Life will go on in the Philippines. We will pick ourselves up, see what can be salvaged and move on with our lives. We are resilient people and I’m proud of that.
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For those of you who might be interested in helping, please click on the following links:
Philippine Red Cross
ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya
Ateneo de Manila University Disaster Response Assistance
GMA Kapuso Foundation
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