I am back online after several days of being sick. A flu badly hit me. I was down with cough, cold, sore throat, muscle pains and headache. I thought I wouldn’t make it before Christmas but after consulting the doctor and having the chance to see those pretty nurses in their stylish nursing uniforms again, I am now back to work.
It was hard to be down with flu. Every inch of me hurt but what made me feel bad more are these scenes from the news…the victims of typhoon “Sendong” (Washi) that were devastated by rampaging flood waters in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City. These are truly heartbraking scenes.
riverside community that was devastated by flash flood
homeless children…victims of typhoon Sendong
losing their loved ones…
Everyone was caught by a surprise while they were on deep sleep. Some managed to climb on their roofs and survived but it was too late for many residents most especially the children. They got drowned in the muddy flood. It is the worst flood in Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro.
As of today 957 are reported dead, 47 are still missing and hundreds are injured. Those who survived are now on the evacuation center and some were trying to fix what is left of their homes.
You and me are still lucky to be able to celebrate Christmas with our families in the comfort of our homes. I hope we can spread love and share some of our blessings this holiday season. Let us help the victims of “Sendong” in Mindanao.