Just watching on TV the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda really made my heart ache for the people in the Visayas especially to the people in Leyte. Seeing the dead people lining up all over the place really makes me cry. I just saw on the news before I went to bed a dad was carrying his 5 or 6 year old dead daughter to bring to the area where they could embalm the kid. Not sure if she will belong to the mass graves then because of lack of facilities already. No medicine I think to do it. They’re already out. Almost every building there collapsed already. They just made hospital bed under the tent. I also saw a lady underneath the debris, just by watching I know that she’s dead. Seeing the news feed from my FB, I was crying seeing the whole family, the dad just open his arm one arm his wife was lying the other arm his kids. They were all dead. It’s so hard to see and not shed tears.
Really I didn’t think of it the first day after the typhoon. Not much feed from the media at that time. Communications were down. Everyone waits, until the press releases a lot of the videos. My gosh, it’s so hard watching the TV without crying. I thought the Pablo and Sendong were disastrous already but what we have now really devastates us more. Too many towns almost wiped out. Too many people lost their lives. To be honest when we went to give out to the Pablo victims before I was pretty scared that people might attack us because they really are in need of food and clothing, which they almost did. I am more scared of the people there right now. I think to give out right now you have to have some military with you to help out that you, as a giver will not get hurt too. I’ve heard from a person that I knew that they were mugged by just walking to go to the safe area for shelter. People just be thinking they had some food with them. They were really scared for their life.
I’m really sad for the people of the Philippines right now. Three years in a row, we’ve been hit hard by really bad typhoons. A few times people here were not ready. After those few disastrous events the government and the town officials that were supposed to be in the path, they’ve been trying to be prepared before the typhoon hit. But no matter how prepared the place was it is still caught off guard. Nobody can predict what mother nature will do. Lots of those people that already went to the evacuation center, but the water just swept them away. I’ve seen, a news people take shelter from the church, thinking that it would be safe there since it’s a big building and it’s concrete. But guess what the roof just flew away, then the building just starts falling. They made video and you can hear the wind whistling and the tree just breaking to pieces and flying all over the place. The news lady just starts crying relating the events because in her mind that’s the end of them. Listening to her I was crying too. I can’t blamed her for crying on air. No communications there right now all cell towers were down and no powers in almost all the places there.
If you wanted to see the names of your loved ones. Check SunStar and other big news TV station from time to time on their website they will post the names there:
We will continue praying for the people there that suffered and lost their lives. To the LiP family that lost some love ones there our heart goes out to you guys. Prayers for all of you. Be strong and God be with you all!
Love & Prayer to all of you!!!