The super typhoon forced us Filipinos to take a 360-degree perspective of our personal capabilities, of the capacities of our government systems, of the personalities of our elected leaders, of the value of every drop of water and every crumb of bread, of how a single typhoon in a typhoon-prone country with typhoon-battled people can change our viewpoints—if not our lives—forever.
For all the things our national government has done (and has not done), I look at the future with a sense of hope. You should, too. Just look at the long traffic of vehicles filled with relief goods ready to be shipped and distributed to affected areas, at our people who welcome evacuees on what is for them strange land, at the thousands of volunteers lining up to pack relief goods, at the banks that are filled with donors even on Wednesdays (which are normally lull days), and at the way people dramatically urge companies to improve their services (and then thank them for it). Just look at us as a people.
I hold on to this hope. Like many other citizens in the
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P.S. On a brighter note: