“Be still and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10
I can’t believe roughly three years after Ondoy, Metro Manila has once again been a target of non-stop rains therefore causing flood and wrecking havoc everywhere.
I felt helpless watching the different images on the news, as if reminding everyone of what was lost in 2009. It was heartbreaking and gut-wrenching to be just be watching unable to help.
There is a lot to be said about Filipinos, but I conclude that once tragedy strikes, the golden hearts of Filipinos unite and are seen once again. And even those, who like me, were stuck at home due to the weather was able to help through the responsible use of social media and text donations made possible by Red Cross, Globe and Smart.
Information about donation centers were quickly spread through social media and families were rescued through the same avenue.
Yes, we cannot save everyone but we can do something to save someone, even those around us and because of this, this famous picture in 2009 reminds me why I love being a Filipino.
Bangon, Pilipinas, Bangon.