One Country, One Nation, One Hope! Bangon Pilipinas!

It has been a week since super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit the Philippines.  But for Visayas, it has been a very long and tough week.  Yolanda left a massive devastation not just to the islands but also to the lives of our countrymen.

As what my friend, Christ posted

“…it pains, breaks, and shatters my heart into pieces hearing the news and watching images of Yolanda’s aftermath…It’s such a heart-gripping and soul-devastating experience to know that while we are sitting in our soft couches and enjoying world’s luxuries, our fellow citizens in the other part of the country are starving to death or eitherway doing all the negative means of survival….”,

@ceebrensan via Instagram
@ceebrensan via Instagram

typhoon Yolanda was no doubt, the most devastating catastrophic event that ever happened to our country this year.  It is so heartbreaking to see the news on TV each night, showing us the grave situation our fellow Filipinos are in right now.

Just like what my braveheart, Alfonso Tomas Araullo posted

“Karen Macamay cradles her 2-year old baby and shelters him from the rain at the Tacloban airport.  Many in this typhoon ravaged city are trying to flee to Manila or Cebu to live with relatives.  Karen knows her aunt is in Quezon City, but does not know where she lives.”,

@atomaraullo via Instagram
@atomaraullo via Instagram

typhoon Yolanda was indeed, the most cruel natural phenomenon that ever destructed Filipino lives this year.  Thousands of lives were lost and there are still thousands who were left homeless and starving.  They’ve got no place to go and are really confused on what to do.

However, there is still that spirit of bayanihan amongst the Filipino people.  Everybody took part and are still taking part in contributing whatever they can to at least ease the pain that the typhoon victims are going through right now.  May he be a great business magnate like Lucio Tan who can feed thousands of people or a simplesikad driver like the manong who dropped-in a kilo of rice to the store.  Even a little child who frequents my store also asked me how she could help.  This is just a proof that during this trying time, ALL Filipinos from all over the world are doing their best in sending their love to Visayas.

Just as what TV personality, Bianca Gonzales posted

“Please feel free to do this too in your relief operations.  A little encouragement goes a LONG way.”,

@iamsuperbianca via Instagram reposted by @missizacalzado and re-reposted by Dr. Jun Anteola
@iamsuperbianca via Instagram reposted by @missizacalzado and re-reposted by Dr. Jun Anteola

typhoon Yolanda victims do not only need food, shelter, and clothing for they also need the bread of life.  This personal touch will surely encourage our kababayans to still hope for a sunny day.  That there is still a silver lining!  That there is still a big God who allows this thing to happen for a reason.  Maybe by now we can’t understand and tend to question Him.  But someday, God will surely reveal His will to us for His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts.  What we can do now is to continually pray for Visayas.

Like what fashion blogger, Laureen Uy posted

”Some people are being criticized for posting photos on Instagram not related to Yolanda while others are being criticized for sharing what they’re giving/donating.  Deep in our hearts, we all care – almost everyone’s helping in little ways that they can.  Just a reminder, We Are One.  Stop the negativity and let’s just all love each other and help out.”,

@laureenmuy via Instagram
@laureenmuy via Instagram

let us be one country, one nation, one hope!  Because we’re ALL in this TOGETHER!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all Ozamisnons who had dropped-in their donations to Fascino this week!  All donations will go straight to Tacloban through #TabangGikanSaMindanao.  Thank you also to all volunteers who had allotted their time and service in hauling and repacking!  God will surely repay the goodness of your hearts! 🙂

Opening Fascino for Yolanda Donations
Opening Fascino for Yolanda Donations
Campaigning for the Formula for Help: 1 kg rice + 2 canned goods + 3 packs biscuits + 1 bottled water
Campaigning for the Formula for Help: 1 kg rice + 2 canned goods + 3 packs biscuits + 1 bottled water
Donations Day 1
Donations Day 1
Donations Day 2
Donations Day 2
Donations Day 3
Donations Day 3
Packing with Tata
Packing with Tata
Packing with My Pretty Mamutosay, Marvel
Packing with My Pretty Mamutosay, Marvel
Beating the Deadline for Tomorrow's Delivery
Beating the Deadline for Tomorrow’s Delivery

Once again, thank you so much fellow Ozamisnons for sharing your love to Visayas! Again, we are one country, one nation, one hope!  Continue praying for the Philippines! 🙂

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