It has been three months since Supertyphoon “Yolanda” ravaged the Visayas, and the devastation it wrought is no longer top of mind among the general public. Still, the hardships of the survivors are continuing despite their own efforts to pick up the pieces as well as the programs of the government, the private sector and the international community to help get them back on their feet.
Just because they’re not in the country doesn’t mean they’re not helping. Filipinos overseas contribute in many ways and play an important part in making the Philippines a truly global presence.
By Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD
The story is told about an old man who proposed to an old woman in a home for the aged. The next day at breakfast, he went from table to table asking who it was whom he proposed to the night before. Finally, one old woman said: “I’m glad you asked. I remember saying yes to someone last night, but I have forgotten who he was!”