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Yolanda/Haiyan

A week ago, the Philippines was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).  Everyone was anticipating on how the strong the storm will be, but no one had anticipated the devastation and destruction of homes resulting in loosing of thousands of lives in different areas where the super typhoon made landfall.  Few days before the Typhoon is expected to pass the Philippine Area of Responsibility, every one was instructed to stock food and emergency items in case of power and communication lines shut down.  Everyone was prepared but no one has prepared the wrath of Haiyan (Yolanda).  Watching the news, everything is so heartbreaking, I was worried for days for my grandmother and my relatives back in Leyte, for my friends who were in Tacloban and Samar.  It is painful to see images of families looking for their loved ones, people scavenging for food to eat.  A week has passed but still the pain remains.

After knowing the devastation, all Filipinos had gathered all their resources, the result of what we call “Bayanihan” to bring in and donate relief goods and aids to Tacloban, Samar, Cebu, Capiz, Ilo-Ilo and all places which were hit by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).  I am proud of the spirit the Filipino people has shown.  And I am more thankful to my International Blogging Friends who helped in their own way, the donations, sharing of information has helped so much.  Also the love and support that the Philippines received from foreign nations.  I know and everyone knows we will overcome this, we will stand strong and be united as one.

As what Anderson Cooper has said,

With aid and assistance, compassion and care, this place, these people…they will make it through. They already survived the worst. They’re bowed, perhaps tired and traumatized, but they are not broken.

Mabuhay Philippines! Maraming salamat for all you’ve shown us. Maraming salamat for showing us all how to live.

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Donations are still accepted for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).  You can send in your donations through Red Cross or any organisation you know of.  

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Disclaimer: Images are from Google Images

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