A journey towards succor: Taiwan Community and PH-OFW joined hands to send support to the Philippine earthquake victims.
DUTY TO CEBU
After watching the news about the perilous quake that hit the Visayas region of the Philippines, a tormented feeling roused upon me. All of the sudden, my thinking struck to my good friends and loved ones and asked inside me “Are they safe?”
Courageously, I scribbled my fingers on sending messages to my friends. As I stared at the on-going reply of my friends, it seemed to me like ninety years of waiting. Graciously, a sound reply I read.
Although the flashing worries of my friends have vanished, I still cannot avoid the painstaking situation of my beloved land, Cebu and Bohol, to mention.
I am mindful of the fact that Cebu especially has been a city of great memory to me. “Cebu has loved me ever since and I have found great love and pasture in such city.” Without ado, my heart says, it is my vigorous duty to send back my innermost gratitude to her. And so began the drive to gather assistance to those who have suffered the aftermath.
Succor has spread apace, from Taiwan friends to the Filipino OFW community, donating canned foods, noodles, rice, water, sleeping mats and sheets, used clothing and others. Not to mention, the robust helping hands of our fellow men enabling the packing to reach a quick finish.
Sealed with so much hope and passion, the relief boxes will be dropped to a trusted friend in the Philippines who undoubtedly has given much support to bring back the morale of both the dilapidated city and people.
ANNOYING TRA-PO (Traditional Politicians)
Sad to hear that filthy politics butted in with the tragedy, For the Sufferers’ Sake, Mr. Mayor, leave your personal agenda behind and open your eyes to your rumbled citizens. SEE MORE
Residents view the ruins of the historic Holy Cross Parish Church in Maribojoc on the central Philippine island of Bohol on Friday, October 18. The death toll has risen above 180 after a magnitude-7.1 earthquake on October 15. IMAGE GETTY