#PrayForThePhilippines Year 2

It was the same month last year when I posted these blog entries (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). Yes I always get teary eyed when I see homeless people especially the elderly and newborn facing the cold struggle. Looks like history has a way of repeating itself. As much as possible I do not want to watch/read the news because it upsets me. BUT these are the times I know I can help, the power of social media are very visible during these times. I am sending all my prayers to those who are in the evacuation center and have nothing to eat or to keep them dry.

For updates, check out the social media sites below.

MMDA Facebook Twitter

Taguig Area (because this is where I work) Facebook Twitter

Binangonan Area (where my family and I reside) Facebook Twitter

To those who need immediate assistance RescuePH Website Facebook and Twitter

DOST Facebook Twitter

HOW TO HELP?

Here is one good site where you can donate if you do not have time to buy/look for grocery and clothes that you want to share: ONLINE DONATION GAWAD KALINGA

RED CROSS NUMBERS are HOTLINE 143 TRUNKLINE 527-0000

Check out ABS-CBN Facebook page to know where you can donate cash or relief goods

My hometown flooded #PrayForThePhilippines

I was born and raised in Binangonan Rizal Philippines. As you can see on the map above, we are connected with Laguna Lake which makes our area prone to floods. Most of the people here works for the fishing industry including my family. With continued rains for the last two weeks, the lake got larger than usual that caused floods all over our place. I know that our countrymen are doing all that they can to help those in need, I do hope more help will come to my dear hometown.

The aftermath of this flood, I am sure will surpass what happened with “Ondoy” three years ago. All the fish-pen, businesses small or big had been damaged. Let us continue to hold on and watch out for each others safety.

I am extending my personal thank you to our Honorable Mayor Boyet Ynares, her always helpful and smiling daughter Cecille Ynares, my dedicated batch mate Relly Bernardo and all the people who are assisting them up to now. I regret that I cannot come home due to flooded passageways on the way home. I promise to fix the old clothes that I have as soon as I have the chance.

I cannot sleep through this rough event that our country is facing, I hope I am making a difference by blogging these things.

PLEASE fellow Filipinos, this is not the time for blaming, we cannot point our fingers at PAG-ASA for their predictions, we cannot blame the government for not being “that ready” and so on. We cannot stop the rain as badly as we want too. Let us not react too badly on what the media is showing us right now. WE ARE ALL DOING OUR BEST. It is better to know how we can be of help.  Again, let us not stop praying as we continue to share blessings and save lives.***

Below are the photos of my dear hometown, Binangonan and Rizalenos, just hang in there.

***Photos came from my online friends, thank you so much for letting me use them***