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Echoes of Mourning

"We have suffered enough," Felicitas Cabusao said, clutching a Holy Rosary beside her crying 12-year-old daughter.

“We have only enough for a few days. We don’t even know if we can survive the next week” said, the woman as she was holding her daughter tight.

“We have no more work.” said, another victim.

“We have no more homes.”

“There would be no Christmas for us.”

Just recently, calamities such as intense earthquakes, great storms, hurricanes and typhoons have devastated nations around the world. One of these nations is the Philippines. Each year, about 20 typhoons hit the Philippines, often causing death and destruction. Typhoon Washi (“Sendong”) killed around 1,500 people on Mindanao last 2011; and last December of 2012, Typhoon Bopha hit Southern Mindanao- the strongest typhoon to hit Philippines on that year. A particular article stated that Typhoon Bopha’s aftermath numbered up to 850 missing bodies, 1020 deaths, and 27,000 who are still affected.

As all these things have happened, my heart kept being disturbed. It is not enough for me to feel sorry for them. I thought…”If seeing them like this, pierces my heart, what more could I ever feel if I were in their shoes. These people might feel like they've been ignored by the government, been left out by the world – and worse—forgotten by God. “

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As all these things have happened, my heart kept being disturbed. It is not enough for me to feel sorry for them. I thought…”If seeing them like this, pierces my heart, what more could I ever feel if I were in their shoes. These people might feel like they’ve been ignored by the government, been left out by the world – and worse—forgotten by God. “

Hearing upon the news, the government, various schools, organizations, institutions, agencies and other neighboring countries immediately sent out help to these...

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