I want to know if everyone is safe? I'm thankful that my town was spared but it's heartbreaking to see how so many others were gravely affected by the unexpected floods. No one saw it coming. A day's worth of rain did all that? Unbelievable but true. Neither the rich nor the poor were given mercy. Cars and two-storey houses underwater, families separated, people trapped in malls or on their roofs distraught from hunger and fear, and so on. My father grew up in Quezon City and he says this never happened to them before.
I'm attaching a Facebook album with a few pictures from yesterday. Truly, pictures speak louder than words.
I hope all of this humbles the country and the rest of the world. Admit it, we did this to ourselves. The clouds and the rivers merely reacted to our folly.
Facebook album: here.
Want to help or need help? See here and here.
HOW TO DONATE FROM AMERICA:
Generous souls in the U.S. who wish to help in the rescue and relief operations, you may donate through the American Red Cross. Call 1-800-435-7669.