November 11, 2013

Super Typhoon Yolanda

I don’t know what’s with the year 2013 because it seems that this year is not a good year for the Philippines. The country experienced war in Zamboanga, flood because of habagat and typhoon Maring, earthquake in Bohol and nearby provinces and just recently almost 2/3 of the Philippines experienced the super typhoon Yolanda.

No classes last Friday and I was monitoring the weather update because we have free movie screening at that time. As I mentioned in my previous post, we were able to watch Thor movie because the weather was not bad in Metro Manila.

Then last Saturday, I was watching the “Bagsik ni Yolanda” of ABS CBN and I was really shocked. Seeing the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda is enough to break my heart. I was so sad to see those victims who lost their homes, property and even loved ones. Mala tsunami + tornado ang aftermath. I’m thankful that we did not experience this but at the same time I feel so sorry for the Visayas region. Imagine, nakanood pa kami ng movie while there are people na wala ng house, food and drinks.

I know there are no words good enough to console and comfort those people because I was not there and I did not experience it. Actually, I was asking myself if I live in Visayas, will I be able to survive? Am I strong enough to experience that because honestly, signal no. 2 pa lang super takot ako. I’m so scared hearing the sound of the wind and I can’t sleep sa sobrang kaba. How much more signal no. 3 and 4, baka nahimatay na ko sa takot.

But like CNN said, Filipinos are bunch of survivors so in time we will rise again. Lord, please help us, strengthen us and heal our land. Remind us o Lord, that You are in control and You will always be faithful.

Sharing to you this information if you want to help.

Ways to Donate

1.Philippine Red Cross

Monetary Donations
-Send cash or check donations to the PRC National Headquarters in Manila or deposit to the following banks.

Account Name: Philippine Red Cross
Banco De Oro: Dollar Account: 453-0039482
Peso Account: 453-0018647
Type of Account: Savings
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

Metrobank: Dollar Account: 151-2-151002182
Peso Account: 151-3-04163122-8
Euro Account: 016-201650005-9
Yen Account: 151-2-15130001-9
Type of Account: Savings
Swift Code: MBTCPHMM

In-Kind Donations

Send to PRC-National Headquartes in Manila.
Arrange for donation pick-up

Note: PRC only accept goods with expiry date of not less than 6 months. It does not accept rotten, damaged, expired or decayed goods.

Donate Through SMS

Text RED <space> AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart)
Denominations: Globe: 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000 Smart: 10, 25, 100, 300, 500, 1000

Vital Hashtags

#ReliefPH Resource Coordination
#RescuePH Urgent Rescue Needed
#SafeNow Resolves #RescuePH
#FloodPH Damage Reporting
#TracingPH Report Missing People
#YolandaPH Media storm coverage

Note; Do not use #RescuePH unless you are a local citizen in urgent need of assistance.


  1. Nakakalungkot talaga panoorin ang news, even online. Makes me really sad! I hope the country can bounce back.

  2. resiliency is truly a Filipino trait. makakaalpas din tayo dito...

  3. Grabe talaga. But thanks sa lahat ng tumutulong.