String of typhoons is an annual staple in the Philippines, turning vast agricultural lands and stifled metro streets into water-worlds that the ever resilient Filipinos have learned to endure and, well, just ride the wave.
But it becomes a different story when devastation hits weeks before Christmas, when yet another typhoon ravaged Visayas and Mindanao. Typhoon “Pablo” (with the international name “Bopha”) tore apart families, with 540 dead, 1,088 injured, and 827 missing, and left about 250,000 families homeless, struggling for survival and without the holiday cheers to look forward to.
Regardless of your beliefs, we appeal to your gentle spirits a minute of prayer for the departed and the survivors. For those of you who have blessings to spare, kindly refer to any of the following agencies to convey your donations: