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My heart goes out to these images. I couldn’t imagine how life could be that easy again.

How do you comfort someone who has lost his dwelling because of the typhoon?

Buried deep in lahar and rocks. Photos were culled from ANC.

How can one start all over again?

Look at that raging flow of mud.

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Could I ask for more prayers please?

I am concerned about those greatly affected  by typhoon Rolly especially in the province of Albay, the Bicol region and those areas it crossed on its path on its way out to the West Philippine Sea. If you could only see the pictures – some had their houses inundated and they stayed at the rooftop of their homes, some three hundred families were buried in big rocks and the lahar flow from Mayon Volcano. This reminds me of typhoon Ondoy that struck Metro Manila eleven years ago. That was the worst typhoon I have ever witnessed in my life. We had to evacuate and when we returned, our house was like a big “bodega” –  furniture, personal effects, wet clothes, books and what have you, there was a thick mud all over the place. We had to renovate and replace those cabinets that toppled down, with permanent cabinet fixtures.

That time, I was in the middle of chemotherapy and one of my classmates in high school was kind enough to fetch me at home and bring me to the hospital. Our car was submerged by the flood. That pretty much made me so afraid of storms and typhoons. Every time it rains hard, I am always on the lookout. Disaster after disaster and we are still in the middle of this Covid 19 pandemic. So really, really sad.

“Where’s the president?” That was the trending question on social media even before the typhoon struck but he was nowhere, not even to give reassurance to the people. When typhoon Yolanda hit the country, Pres. Aquino and most of his cabinet members were ready and they personally went to Eastern Samar to supervise everything. That’s the big difference with the leader now, he is always missing every time a calamity strikes us. News says he stayed in Davao and we’ve not heard even a kind word from   him. Maybe he is still asleep because he has been missing for sometime now. Would you call that a good leader?

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