Last Saturday was a very sad day for almost everyone in the Philippines. The storm Onday ravished every standing structure in Manila. People were ccaught unaware and they were left unprepared.
While Doms and I were very busy watching the F1 race, people in the Manila suffered and lost homes and properties. Even my Dad was one of those crying because of what happened in our car.
My Mom told me that my Dad left home early last Saturday to go to Loyola Marikina, where he works. He brought along my brother L.A. and dropped him off in Quezon Avenue. My Dad didn’t realize that the heavy rain will continue so he continued his journey to Marikina.
At around 9:00 am, L.A.’s school was suspended already. He immediately went home. In the area of Quezon Avenue, traffic was so heavy already because of the flood. So, he walked from there up to Philcoa. I just can’t imagine how he did that. He walked through floods and dirty water. He arrived home at 7:00 pm, take note, he left schoolat 9:00 am and arrived home at that time.
Meanwhile, my dad was in Marikina. They were given the news that the markina flood is overflowing already. So, they tried so much to put our car and the cars of the other people in his office in a higher place. But, the flood still came and our car was half way drowned by the murky water.
My dad was devastated. He could see our “less than 2 year old” car being drowned by the flood. He was crying when I talked to him yesterday. And all I cans ay is, “just thank God that everyone we know is OK”.
My mom updated me last night that our neighboring subdivision experienced the lashes of the flood. The sight of the SS church was dis-heartening. Only the roof can be seen. This goes the same with the houses near the church. So, as the main parish, Divine Savior Parish, housed more than 3,000 houseless people. They are feeding them and giving them warm clothes to wear.
This really made me sad. The Philippines is a promising country and I don’t know why this happened. Drainage system is bad and the environment is neglected.
I hope everyone will recover fast with this tragedy.