* I am interrupting this blog’s “regular programming” by re-posting the following entry, which was originally posted HERE. *
Times are tough, yes. And it just got a thousand times tougher for the people in my home country, the Philippines, when typhoon Ondoy claimed lives and property last week. Now, people back home are trying – trying being the operative word – to rise from this nightmare and start the process of rebuilding…their homes…their lives. It’s a grueling task specially if there is really nothing to rebuild with. But the Filipino is resilient. No matter how many times he is helplessly crushed, he will always rise victorious. The Filipino is also compassionate and generous. He will not hesitate to lend a helping hand and be a blessing to others.
So to you, compassionate and generous Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike, I offer this link that you may be a blessing to others: HELP FOR TYPHOON ONDOY VICTIMS IN THE PHILIPPINES. In the said link, you’ll find other useful links and options on how you can make all sorts of donations (in-kind, online, credit card/paypal, etc.) for the victims of typhoon Ondoy.
Soon enough, we’ll again be saying “Mabuhay!” with as much energy and gusto that this beautiful word is usually uttered. God bless.