By: Elena Grace Flores
In our darkest hours after the devastating earthquake, typhoon and storm surge in the Visayas, there’s only one thing that comes to mind – “The Prayer”! Although this is very touching coming from the children’s choir of Loboc, Bohol that was badly damaged by the earthquake, the song becomes a world-class musical rendition when the finest artists in the Philippines joined in. Listen carefully:
It is very sad that these natural calamities claimed thousands of lives in this part of the country – but we will always remember that we were not left alone by other countries whether they are near or far. This act is already a miracle in itself. It might be hard to forget the ordeal of the affected Filipinos during the devastation but with God’s grace, nothing can’t be survived of as years go by. Thank you for all your help!
The Philippines can never recover quickly without the help of the international community after typhoon Yolanda devastated badly the Eastern part of the country particularly in the Visayas region. Even the Vietnamese, Australians and more from the Americans are still coming in on top of the monetary donations, relief facilities, equipment and goods from many foreign countries with or without strong political ties. Truly, that a calamity can either unite or divide mankind. Here’s the good news:
Sightings of the “Not For Sale” ready-to-eat meal packages from the U.S. were reported and allegedly being sold in few public markets in Manila. It’s still a mystery how they got there – but the government has vowed to investigate this. Hope that this will not discourage international people from donating some more. Perhaps, proper logistics must be implemented to make sure that the aids meant for the survivors will be delivered to them accordingly.