Right now I am watching news about earthquake that hits in Negros Oriental last February 6. A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hits some part of Visayas and Mindanao region. The center of earthquake was Tayasan in Negros Oriental. As of this time there are number of dead bodies found and less than 100 are still missing. This earthquake destroyed buildings, cracked roads found, wrecked bridge, cause landslide that resulted to burying of houses in Negros Oriental.
In the news many of our kababayan (fellowmen) from Tayasan, La Libertad and Ayungon Negros, Oriental are asking for help from the government. Sad to say, it’s hard to reach their places especially those who are living in secreted place. Residents are showing placard already saying they are starving and thirsty. Banana is the only food they can eat daily.
Watching them made me think that we are lucky here in our place. There are many storms and now earthquake happened in our country but our place is not affected. We are really blessed but I’m not so blissful because I know other fellowmen are suffering from these disasters in our country. I heard this year we can experience number of storms again. I just hope and pray that it will not cause much to our country.