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May God save the Philippines

mormon missionaries tried to help other Filipinos to clean up after the flood-mud disaster

flooded areas including our nation's capital

people who are trying to recover some things from their homes as cars were all washed and stumbled by the great typhoon

this is one of the main roads that me and my father passed by on our way home last Friday night
which was submerged in flood water during the non-stop rain on Saturday

September 25, 2009
I was on my way home with my father at around 11:30 pm..
There was no traffic from Ortigas Center going to Cainta where our house is located..
It was raining hard but since we are all used to rains and typhoons here in my country..
we are not alarmed by this..but as I woke up at around 9am the day after..It was STILL raining hard..
harder than the usual..there was no minute that the rain didn't stop pouring..our house wasn't flooded because our village was situated in a much higher place than other villages in Cainta..but all the roads leading to business districts are all flooded..

events that I could remember these past weekend..
~my mom got stuck in the province with her boss and colleagues for two days..
~communication networks have been affected..
~my aunt and my cousin's house was flooded so they had to eat crackers and h=just a bottle of soda for almost 24 hours..
~my 16  year old cousin who is now safe with his family was gone missing for about two days with no contacts at all..
~my father and my 3 other siblings didn't take any shower for 2 days because of lack supply of water..
~thousands of hundreds of people (young, old, very ill and special children) got stuck in their roofs just to save themselves in the high and very powerful flood current for 1-3 days..
~more than 140 people have died..
~people who lost all their houses and belongings..

the government is trying their hard to rescue, relief and rehabilitate those who have badly affected..
my country is still in shocked with what had happened and still doing our best that we can to help other people..
but we are still a third world country with not enough capacity to sustain other peoples needs..
so I'm calling to those people who are kind-hearted enough to help and give my fellow country men some little hope to rebuild their lives and courage to support them from the trauma that they had..

May the souls of all the departed rest in peace..
May all affected people have more strength..
May God save the Philippines


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 28th, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
Glad you're ok.
I've been retwiting and reposting help and infos on facebook as well.

:( We're really worried here
Sep. 29th, 2009 03:17 am (UTC)
thanks for the concern^^
almost all the roads are passable now..but there are still places who doesn't have electricity and water supply yet..
oh by the way..where was your former house located in the metro?was it flooded?
Sep. 29th, 2009 09:26 am (UTC)
it was pasig itself
that's why were worried
Sep. 30th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
oh..pasig was badly affected..
almost 90%..from tiendesitas up to ortigas center are just a few areaa that didn't had a flood problem..

do you still have other relatives living in pasig?how are they now?
Oct. 1st, 2009 10:19 am (UTC)
yup thankfully we're situated on a higher ground.
I heared another typhoon is coming
Sep. 29th, 2009 01:05 pm (UTC)
I keep reading of people affected by it... I'm so glad you're ok and your family is too.
*hugs tight*

I'll def. keep the Philippines in my prayers and see if I can help somehow.
Sep. 30th, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)
thanks a lot for your concern and for your prayers*_*

But the sad news is that I think the death toll rises to 240 now..
and other 20 people was also killed in Vietnam..
so I really hope that this would end soon.
Sep. 29th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that you are safe!
Sep. 30th, 2009 02:38 am (UTC)
muchas gracias angelalia!^^
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