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Saturday, December 21, 2013


EXTREME situations, like calamities, bring out the best or worst in people.

When nongovernment organizations (NGOs) brought relief aid to an island in northern Cebu, some fishermen whose boats survived super typhoon Yolanda offered their seacraft to bring the goods from a government vessel to the shore. (The government vessel could not come close to the island because the waters were too shallow.)

The act was no small sacrifice as the fishermen, who also lost their homes during the typhoon, used precious fuel to operate the boats.

But there were two fishermen, manning an unescorted boat, who put their interests above their neighbors. They disappeared with several food packs. Sadly, no one could remember if the boat had special markings.

“Ginoo nalang mag-igo nila (God would know what to do with them),” said one of the relief volunteers.

In another relief operation, volunteers noticed two men on a motorbike who hopped from one relief distribution to another. The men on the motorcycle would join the line at one relief distribution and leave in search of another.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on December 21, 2013.

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