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: http://maxdefense.blogspot.com/2013/11/massive-combined-international-aid-sent.html.