Monday, September 28, 2009
September 26, 2009. A day that will forever live in infamy, a day where Manila experienced Natures Wrath by the name of Ondoy. Hundred lives gone, Thousands missing, Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos displaced and millions of pesos worth of materials lost.
This is what Manila and Filipinos have been mourning for the past few days. All in tears, everybody lending a helping hand to everybody, doing something we Filipinos have been proud of, our concept of 'Bayanihan'.
Even Filipinos who are not outside were actively lending their time by posting updates through Facebook and Twitter, sending donations through text and everybody urging everyone to give give and give. I know it's sad that we're only awakened to hold each others hands during times like this, when a storm levels the playing field, but I'll take it nonetheless.
September 26, 2009, when Ondoy dropped a month's worth of rain in a span of 6 hours, drowned cities, leveled houses, and took lives, is also a day when Filipinos from everywhere stopped, listened and acted upon what they could do.
It would live in infamy alright... but there's still something we could take out from it...
This is also a day that we, as Filipinos, are one.
Now playing: Ben Harper - Reason To Mourn