These are the before and after aerial views of different areas in Tacloban, Philippines after being struck by the super typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.
As you can see, it’s like the whole province has been erased from the map. Every houses, roads, farms, infrastructures, etc. were destroyed. An estimate of 10,000 civilian were killed during this disaster. It is really devastating to open the TV because all we can see are images of places and people beaten down by the storm.
So those people who believe that our country and our people deserve this, how dare you? To those who think that our cries for help are just desperate attempts to leech off other countries’ resources, listen to yourselves. And what I hate the most, those who say that we are so lucky to have been struck by this thing because we are strong enough to endure this, you think this is fun?
No one as is NOBODY deserves to be victimized by this kind of calamity. No matter what race, country, continent, belief, gender or whatever else that set people apart, no one should ever experience this kind of tragedy. So please, if you do not have any desire to lend a hand, it’s okay. But to blame this on us Filipinos, that this is a result of our faults, it’s just too much. Just shut up if you don’t have anything good to say. Because honestly, it’s just making everything worse than it already is. Yes, we may not be perfect people or have the perfect country, but that does not mean that we wanted something like this to happen.
So many families were affected, it’s chaos over at Tacloban. People are even killing each other out of desperation. This is a serious matter and a very difficult one to overcome. I guess what I’m saying here is that all of us are humans. Things like this happen when we least expect it to. But at times like this, we should be helping each other instead of pointing fingers. Dispute won’t fix chaos. What we need right now is to work together and support each others’ backs. We should ignore any differences we may have with other people and strive to help these victims back on their feet so that they could move on from this great harrowing tragedy.
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