Sunday, November 10, 2013

#yolanda ph

in light of what has happened in our country this song has been in my heart, a comfort. a reminder that despite all the horrible things that has happened God is still God.

"God is too wise to be mistaken

God is too good to be unkind

So when you don't understand
When don't see his plan
When you can't trace his hand
Trust His Heart"

i could not even begin to describe the calamity that has struck the country because of typhoon haiyan (locally known as yolanda). there was a talk of storm surge with supposedly waters that would reach up to 6 meters high but according to news reporters that were there the announcements could not even compared what the real storm surge is. abs-cbn news reported that the water from the ocean literally swallowed up most of the city of tacloban, then go back to the sea and back again. tacloban is the only most reported place that was destroyed but in reality leyte and samar has 40 something baranggays in coastal areas. these has not been reported and few have only been visited because the roads are impassable.

one of the island hit by the typhoon, bantayan islan (photo from FB friend)
blah. i could go on and repeat all the stuff that has already been reported and is circling arounf in FB about what is going on now not only in leyte and samar but also in bantayan island and capiz, etc. 

it is heart breaking to watch the news. even opening my FB page is not so pleasant and fun anymore because of all this reports of what is happening in the visayas area. 

this video is from ABS-CBN aftermath assessment of the damage the typhoon made in the city of tacloban

i remember sitting in front of our windows during the time the typhoon's landfall and saying, "well that wasn't so bad after all" because cebu city is "spared". i did not know that major lives has already been taken by that horrific typhoon in other islands.

i saw one post on the internet 2 days before typhoon haiyan/yolanda was to make landfall that said, "what is all the ruckus about, who needs the Philippines anyway'!

US Medical Mission Team arrive in tacloban city! (photo from FB)
my goodness! i could not believe that someone really thinks that way. our country is not just a far away asian country!  it is a country of people. people with souls. families. communities. children. goodness, innocent children!

 i can't go on!

i made such a dramatic comeback in WW. it's been a while since i last posted because i was really busy.

but right now asking for everyone's prayer and help is one of the few things i can do for my beloved people.

on a lighter note: bohol island who has suffered a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake is now back on it's feet slowly recovering from the havoc that the quake cause. panglao island survived that calamity unscathed.

here's a few photos:
Alona Northland Resort
Balicasag Island near Panglao (taken by cousin Aqui Reyes)
Sister in Balicasag Island taken by Aqui Reyes
fun in Panglao by Aqui Reyes

Here's how you can help : Post from CNN


Masshole Mommy said...

We've been hearing about all the devastation on the news and I can't even imagine. My heart goes out to everyone effected <3

Leovi said...

Awesome catastrophe has occurred in the Philippines, good photos!

KyBunnies said...

You and everyone hurt in the are in my thoughts and prayers. Never forget that one person in this world believes in you.

BIG HUGS to you and everyone else.

Patricia Bacon said...

Oh dear God, I don't know the words to describe what should be said in cases like this. Incomprehensible.
Please ignore the idiot that was mean and know the great majority send love and sympathy.

Mascha said...

Thank you for visit and comment in my blog :-)
It is for me unimaginable in the peaceful Germany, what happened with you and I can not say what I feel when I'm visiting your blog.
Much love and prayers -

stevebethere said...

It's terrible what has happened there we get regular updates on the news here in the UK.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Nature's fury knows no prejudice. It can strike anyplace at anytime. My heart aches that your homeland has fallen victim to such tragedy. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Nice photography work!

Mary Hill said...

Your country is so beautiful. I am so sorry about the destruction there. I am glad you are okay and able to post an update. I am praying for you and will give to help. Thanks for sharing in this hard time.

Mary-andering Creatively

Mary-andering Among the Pages

Christina Morley said...

We are praying for the Philippines! It is very sad. And, it's awful for the people there. Thanks for visiting Amanda's Books and More and for sharing how important the people of the Philippines are.

Colette S said...

It is terrible. I can only imagine the day to day of life right now.

But I'm hopeful that help is present and will continue until everyone can rebuild.

The hearts will take awhile to recover...

~ Noelle said...

this makes me so sad.....
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