A Pure Heart for the Philippines’ Darkest Hours

A Pure Heart for Philippines' Darkest Hours
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No small act if there is solidarity. In these darkest hours of our beloved Philippines and after the devastations of several natural calamities and disasters we need to cling on to each other for there will be no else who will help us as much as we can do to our co-Filipinos.

We all know that there is already unity in some countries all over the globe and ASEAN is one of the biggest proofs that foreign countries do really care to their neighbors. We were shocked last October 15, 2013 (Tuesday) by a shallow magnitude 7.2 earthquake that had wrecked Central Visayas killing at least 28 people in Cebu. It had dilapidated structures and firms including historical sites across the region. And last November 8, 2013 the Philippines were hit by the strongest typhoon ever recorded with the name Typhoon Yolanda with an international codename “Haiyan”.  It had killed thousands of civilians and leaving a ghost town in the aftermath of devastation. 

Ups and Downs

Last year was one of the darkest hours of the Philippines but at the same, it was one of the glorious years of the country. Four of our beauty queens in the four largest beauty pageant of the world had brought the title and glory to the country. Megan Young was crowned as Miss World 2013, Mutya Datul was crowned as Miss Supranational 2013, Bea Rose Santiago was crowned Miss International 2013 and Angeli Dione Gomez was crowned 2013 Miss Tourism International before the year ends. 

God is really good for He never left the Philippines alone. He managed to balance negativity and positivity. It was a challenge to the Filipino community to remain in bond and to show its resiliency that no matter how hard life may bring Filipinos will stand again and continue life whatever it takes.

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If there is one thing you can give to the Philippines, what is that gift?

If there is one thing I could wish for the Philippines that would be a livelihood program for the typhoon Yolanda victims. Yes! They do need food, clothing’s and shelter but helping them how to stand again by giving them jobs to support their daily needs and to rise again from the tragedy. They need much help and care in these darkest hours to continue life and rebuild their lives after the catastrophe.

“Don’t just give a man a fish but teach them how to fish” 

Helping them and giving them the proper livelihood program and education will give them:
  • Sustainable income
  • Employment
  • Life assistance
  • It will give hope to everyone

There is no such thing that would be bigger than lending a helping hand to people who are in need. Material things do fade, but what you have sown in their hearts will always be remembered. Something that comes from the heart, a gift of life that proves that “It is better to teach a man how to fish than giving him a fish that would just feed him for a day”.

This would be a positive action toward the welfare of humanity, especially the Filipino community. Stopping advertisement for a week/month and placing the money to a charity will help Filipino’s who have been affected by the catastrophe. It will not affect the company since it is a movement for a cause. This gift will surely change lives and will make a big difference! 

Michael Jackson - Heal the World Lyrics 

Make a Difference

If you will be given the chance to answer this question-- If there is one thing you can give to the Philippines, what is that gift? Every small act can make a big difference the only thing we need to do is to lend our hands willingly to those people who are in need. Let your heart see the people around you, and it will tell you what you should do. Share it below using your comment.

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