Today the Philippines have been hit by what is considered to be the strongest Typhoon to appear in the world for 2013. This is also considered as part of the top 12 strongest typhoon recorded in human history. Its international name is called Haiyan and called Yolanda as it enters the Philippine area of responsibility. With sustained winds of 315 kph (195 mph) and gusts as strong as 380 kph (235 mph), Haiyan disrupts major telecommunication, overturned even huge ships docked on ports, uproots century old trees and destroys anything in its path. The President even appeared on national TV the night before to warn the public of the impending calamitous danger.
Braving huge typhoon is no longer new to Filipinos as the Philippines is visited by approximately 24 typhoons every year. During this trying time, Filipinos shows their support to each other. Those who are able to give money and relief goods shares to major foundations in the country and those who cannot volunteer in repacking reliefs volunteers themselves in rescuing affected families or individuals.
Filipinos are resilient. They are a race who can easily manage to cope up despite of the many adversities they encounter. As they triumph over hardships in life they also do not forget to take good care of others.
Certainly, as these storm come to pass many heroic acts will be done in secret. Whether these acts will be sounded with trumpets and gongs or not, they will surely inspire those who have been helped to also give help to others in the future to come.
To the Filipinos… we can do it & with faith and prevent prayer, we can rest with assurance that after a storm a promise of good tidings will come.
God Bless our Nation the Philippines.