|The Cessna and Rainbow. Photo by Ryan Zuniga|
It's been two and a half weeks since Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) had wreaked unimaginable havoc in the Visayas region. The disaster had claimed thousands of lives, millions worth of properties and livelihood, and had displaced more than four million people. We have witnessed how cities and towns fell and how our fellowmen and even several countries around the world have extended their help in order to rebuild and claim what was lost during the disaster. We had already experienced this kind of adversary in the past, and I am confident that we'll rise again.
Always remember that you are a spectacular gift to the world. After the storm comes a rainbow - a reminder that no matter how bitter and harsh life is, better days follow.
This photo was taken just this morning by my senior, Sir Ryan Zuniga at Plaridel Airport. Thanks sir for allowing me to publish your photo on my blog! It was one of the most beautiful rainbows I have seen.
I know that a lot of people have already complained on how inefficient our government is; that the relief operations were slow despite the number of goods coming from different countries. Politics really is a complicated thing. The best thing that we could do right now is to help Visayas rise again in our own convenient ways. You can donate your extra clothes, food, and other basic necessities if you have.
In my case, I am willing to volunteer at Tacloban Control Tower. In the name of public service. This is my own little way to help the devastated city since the facility's currently undermanned.
“Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.”I have high hopes.
― Douglas Pagels, These Are The Gifts I'd Like To Give To You: A Sourcebook Of Joy And Encouragement
Visayas will rise again.