By: Elena Grace Flores
All countries were blown away after knowing the aftermath of the Storm Surge in the Philippines when Typhoon Yolanda with the International name Haiyan devastated the Eastern region of the country. However, this will not be the worst nightmare that we can expect. Philippines is only 40 years behind in Climate Change preparation – compared to poorer countries which is 100 years back. Bookmark this article:
Just imagine that Philippines was divided politically after the disaster up to this time of writing because of factional ways of leadership during the relief operations. Imagine what will happen to the poorest of the poor when a calamity of this magnitude strikes. Everyone will be affected because the desperate ones will end up looting the ones who have. This chaos will be unimaginable so before that happens, let’s empower the ones who do not have the slightest opportunity to be prepared not just for the calamity but for living sustainably in a daily basis.
The media is sometimes blamed for misleading information – but in the Philippines, the media is a source of hope, compassion and strength for the victims – especially during the recent devastation of Yolanda. When it was true that the term “Storm Surge” did not quite make an impact, it was because – nobody knew exactly what it was. As you can see from stories after the typhoon that many journalists went where the eye of the typhoon was going, just to cover the story. Little do they know that they can lose their lives. Read this:
It may be money, power or passion driving these brave journalists into chasing disasters – but one thing is for sure: that many media people would go beyond their duty just to help out in time of need. Let’s remember that they have families too and would not risk their existence just for worldly benefits. It must be some kind of adrenalin rush
coming from the heart!