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Saturday, August 31, 2013
SPREADING the wings of compassion, Filipinas and Filipinos showed their hearts of love with their benevolent acts amidst the roaring floodwaters.
Media reported about flooded areas where residents needed rescue; kind persons gave goods to fortify our shivering kababayans (countrymates); truly, deeds of compassion flooded our countryside. Bravo to our generosity, goodwill and good deeds in answering the dark night of crisis.
Truly, you and I can transform the profile of tragedy to become the face of human compassion.
Acts of Love
In Padre Faura Street in Manila, I saw reporters standing on dark waters reporting the latest news. Working through the rainy corners they pursued the code of journalism.
In Malabon, a newscaster rode a banca together with the rescuers to go to homes with drenched residents who needed evacuation from the rising waters.
In Metro Manila, we saw the TV image of a 22-year-old young man carrying his sad-eyed white/brown dog on his back. Gushing waters encircled his feet but he kept on crossing the river-like road just to ferry his pet dog to safety. Pouring waters hit his face, yet he kept crisscrossing the street-turned-river.
In Angeles City, countless individuals and groups collected relief materials for their cabalens (city mates).
Specifically, Ines Lansang Manaloto texted Familians to ask for donations. Ines is a Familian with a golden heart. In times of raging crisis, you can depend on her to raise your hopes and ease your tears. We salute Ines for her words and deeds of goodwill.
You can still go or call Holy Family Academy to share your goods.
Kudos to all of you. Some persons I personally know, many others I do not know their names. But what matters most is that they came, they cared and they changed trials/tribulations into a time of compassion.
Are you not proud you are a Filipina/Filipno?
Let me share with you the words of Mother Teresa.
"Stay where you are. Find your own Calcutta. Find the sick, the suffering, and the lonely right there where you are — in your own homes and in your own families, in your workplaces and in your schools. You can find Calcutta all over the world, if you have the eyes to see. Everywhere, wherever you go, you find people who are unwanted, unloved, uncared for, just rejected by society — completely forgotten, completely left alone."
Thank you Mother Teresa!
Positively, from Calcutta to Cainta, Rizal, from India to inspiring Philippines, we form a borderless landscape of caring citizens.
May you and I keep lighting up the lamp of concern. May we raise our hands to touch the lives of our sisters/brothers through the timeless power of compassion.
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Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 01, 2013.