A few more hours before I head home to my province for a short vacation, I found myself in my room with nothing much to do. As I transfer images to the desktop to free some space on my camera, I saw the photos I took a week ago during the height of the monsoon flood. Going through them, I can't help but silently admire how resilient we Filipinos are. Surely we have other positive traits, but one prominent characteristic that surfaces at the most crucial of times is our ability to cope and survive -- and most of the time, with a smile.
|A boy aboard his improvised vessel looks on as two men settles aboard a boat.|
Third day of southwest monsoon flood, Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City, August 9, 2012.
Looking at the photos on this post, you can see how difficult the situation was for some of our fellow Filipinos. Unlike other affected areas in Metro Manila where water have receded immediately, flood water in Pinagbuhatan, Pasig have stayed for at least a week. Even worse was during the Ondoy flood back in 2009 when the flood lasted for almost a month. The images below are plain proof that no matter how hard circumstances can become, people will always find a way to live through it and never lose hope.