Yesterday was just phenomenal..The whole Philippines was shocked with the typhoon Ondoy. Ondoy was just a signal number 1 storm but what it did was like a signal number 4 typhoon. Many were at their roofs crying for help (even showbiz personalities like Cristine Reyes, Benjie Paras and Chokoleit were stranded..PBA Governor and Manager of REd bull Barako Tony Chua died in marikina), many were stucked at their schools (My batch mates at UPM slept at school) and too bad many died (A total of 55 bodies were found as of today).

Was Ondoy a shocker or are we just not prepared??

A record of 341mm amount of rainfall was measured by PAG-ASA yesterday and we had like 330mm for one month..so imagine 341mm for just 6 hours. Maybe we were shocked…Another news is that President GMA used P800 million of emergency fund for her foreign trips and many Filipinos wasn’t bothered by the rain and instead went to go out since they thought it was only signal number 1…Maybe we were also not prepared.

We were both shocked and not prepared..This is a lesson for all of us Filipinos.

Hope all of us can recover quickly form this event and I pray that we all learn from our own mistakes.

About Ace!

Technology Transfer and Business Development Officer Office of the Vice Chancellor for R&D, UP Diliman Organizational communication Graduate University of the Philippines Manila President - QCPACE- UMYF Vocalist- Footlong, Rapid Pagongs Member- ALAB Judah and PUMC Worship team

5 responses »

  1. Dominique Anne says:

    We really underestimated Ondoy =(. Nobody expected these would happen. Imagine, areas that don’t usually experience flood were submerged.

    What really alerts me is the fact that it’s only now that I personally know typhoon victims. The typhoon did not choose its victims–rich and poor, known personalities or not–all were affected.

    • Ace Acosta says:

      yes nikki, it was really a shocker knowing that your friends that you never really expected to be a victim became a victim…actually this time the victims were more of the upper class because they were the ones who were not prepared for this kind of event.hehe!

  2. jorron monroy says:

    i couldn’t agree more, though haven’t heard of friends who had their houses submerged in flood. It was really frightening to see that the river behind us was almost at the window of our neighbor. Parang dagat na talaga tas mabilis ng agos. Never have we seen the water from that river, ganun xa kalalim! I an just thankful that we all are safe, though i haven’t heard yet from ren and rish. be safe.

  3. barrycade says:

    let’s be grateful than most of us are safe and came out of that ‘shocker’ seemingly unscathed.🙂

  4. jasperdc88 says:

    i agree with sir barry. we should be grateful for the preservation of our lives.
    as citizens known for resiliency, we should start to bounce back and rebuild what we’ve lost.

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