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I posted this content to Bubblews but I decided to share my point of view regarding the typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit my country just recently to my friends and fellow bloggers here in WordPress.
It took me quite some time before I was able to type my first word for this content, it is not because I am losing words but I wanna make sure I can stress my point with regards to this matter.
Few days ago, Typhoon Yolanda hit us, thousands of Filipinos died and injured. Many are now starving and stole foods from stores, supermarkets, and malls. Lots are asking for helps and most felt depression due to the death of their loved ones and loss of homes.
Before the typhoon, we heard all the local TV networks and radio announced and forecast all the possible places that the typhoon will land. We knew we have nothing to do about the calamities other than to be ready and prepared. I waited for the telecast of the different network to know about the updates because I can’t contact my mother due to communication down because of the bad weather.
While watching I heard one of the news anchor reporting about the latest updates in Tacloban and I can’t hold on my emotions when the video showed how the typhoon smashed the whole town. He told that as a reporter next time when this thing happened again the forecast should explained well to the public and it should be in Tagalog.
I agree on him about it to bring fully awareness and understanding to the public. When some of the victims interviewed by the network, they said, “They never knew that the storm surge will be like that”, in spite the announcement and forecast lots are not fully aware about the possible things would happen.
Philippines is one of the country that experiencing typhoons all throughout the year, in fact it happened almost every year, but what I observe why relief goods will be transported every after math.
Can’t it be our government gave it to the local government before on hand? Can’t it be included on the list and include it in preparation for every calamity?
In times as this it is very touching that you will knew there are hands that will help you to stand. The support given by different countries in times that our country needed it most is truly heart touching. Every Filipinos hand in hand are helping each other to move on. I am just hoping all donations will be giving to all victims and not on the pockets of few people.
How do you feel about how the government handles the situation?
- Town crushed by ‘giant hand from sky’ (edition.cnn.com)
- Childhood in the path of typhoons (edition.cnn.com)
- Anguish of Belfast Filipino family over relatives caught up in typhoon (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)