The Filipinos will never forget the worst devastation by a typhoon, when the strongest ever recorded – the super typhoon Yolanda (International codename: Haiyan), made landfall in the Visayas region on November 8, 2013 triggering a tsunami-like massive destruction and deaths in its wake, thus, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Now, more than 100 days since, survivors are slowly starting to get back on their feet and making life as normal as it can get with the help of government, the private sector, civil society, the church and local humanitarian organizations.
But, most of all, the survivors owe it to the tremendous response and relief efforts by the international community and agencies, not only in terms of money and personnel, but also in kind ranging from food, clean water, shelter and basic health care.
We could not thank enough for the concern, prayers and acts of compassion extended to the Filipinos by the outside world when we needed it, and even as I write this, help continues to pour.
It is in this regard that I am very appreciative of this song composed by Jim Paredes, of the famed Apo Hiking Society, expressing the nation’s heartfelt thanks to the world for their benevolence.
For those who haven’t heard it yet, I am sharing it with you hoping that you, too, will be touched by it.
For a better version, please go to this link: http://ph.news.yahoo.com/video/thank-world-song-haiyan-relief-070608397.html