The overwhelming international community response to typhoon-ravaged Philippines


pathThere was nothing we could have done to divert the path of the destructive super typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan that was heading towards the Philippines.

It was simply the country’s fate that the strongest typhoon ever recorded in the history of the world shall have been formed in the Pacific Ocean to cause havoc and suffering in a country whose ecclesiastical faith, collectively and predominantly, is towards the authority of the Roman Catholic Church.

Was God playing Russian roulette and inadvertently pointed it at the struggling people of a developing country?

But, that is neither here nor there.

Suffice to say that man is no match to nature’s fury, wherever and whenever it strikes. The degree of destruction is equally proportional to the strength of the destructive force and it could not be more glaring and apparent than when it hits a poor country like ours.

It is in this context that I am writing this piece because we know, and the whole world knows, that the Philippines is in dire need of all kinds of humanitarian assistance from the international community, if we have to overcome all the adversities that the survivors are being confronted with in the aftermath of the savage typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan.

It is a daunting job for the country to do it alone.

And, we can see how the international community has responded.

I don’t think we can thank enough, but the country and the Filipino people will surely be forever  grateful for the concerned citizens and governments of these noble nations.

It is so overwhelming that in case more Filipinos want to know the manner, shape and form of help each member of the international community have provided/accorded us, I have this link for them to open for their information:



7 comments on “The overwhelming international community response to typhoon-ravaged Philippines

  1. jess says:

    We have nothing to do but to help, with all forms of assistance, to our fellow Filipinos tried by the harshness of mother nature. In a special way, thanking with awesomeness to these great people of the nations who have responded quickly to help our country. We felt the love of God to the Filipino people affected by the wrath of nature through the kindness and readiness of the people around the world who poured their aid in to alleviate the pain we now felt. God would bless more those samaritan nations and our brother countries like the U.S, Great Britain, Canada, Israel, Japan, South Korea, France, and all democratic governments who have helped us in times of unusual natural disaster such as this super typhoon Haiyan.

    • quierosaber says:

      Very comforting and encouraging, indeed. I just hope that government will move just as fast as the help has come in so it could reach the many people needing it especially in the far flung areas. My heart really goes for the children, the sickly and those with disabilities.

  2. nosenadajeff says:

    I for one,get a good feeling when I see how so many mobilized to get aid over to the Philippines.In the age of the internet,it seems that you hear more about revenge and killing and greed and all kinds of bad stuff.When I read comments left by others on different websites,they tended to state that we have enough problems over here….why should we help them over there.Thankfully,opinions of this nature come from those whose opinion is not shared by the majority of people.The caring,loving nature of humanity still reigns supreme.At times it doesn’t seem like that.One good thing that came out of this horrible disaster is the message,that yes….we all care.Rebuilding is going to take a long time.We won’t brush that matter to one side.Good luck to all.

    • quierosaber says:

      Thanks. My daughter arrived in Tacloban yesterday and is somewhere in Leyte today to help children with psychological trauma. This is the message I got from her when she arrived:”It’s like a scene straight out of a disaster movie. I’ve never seen anything like this. No leaves on brown trunks and branches. Like end of the world.” That is how bad it is and she is just talking about one place. As I told my namesake below, I just hope government will move the goods and whatever else are needed with urgency.

  3. Reblogged this on Morrighan's Muse and commented:
    I’ve always felt that because I’m now living in the US, I’m very detached from what’s going on in my home country. So I’m grateful for bloggers like Quierosaber who blogs about the goings-on from “the trenches,” so to speak.

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