Typhoon Frank

The weather forecast for the past weekend in Korea is incorrect. We were expecting heavy rains and strong winds but that didn’t come. We had a cloudy Saturday and a very clear Sunday. Parts of the Philippines, though, was hit by a strong typhoon named “Frank.” My husband told me this morning that a ferry sank and some 700 people are missing. The headlines on the Inquirer confirmed the news reported here.
We have typhoons every year and people die from them yearly. There is really nothing new about this news but you still feel for those victimized. They are mostly people who already have nothing to begin with, not even bic pens. And as someone who also doesn’t have a lot, you feel helpless not being able to do anything. I feel so blessed sitting in front of this computer eating the rice cake that my sister-in-law gave us.
17 years ago, we lost our livelihood due to the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. We were lucky that we all survived the continuous earthquakes and the heavy shower of ash spewed by the volcano. It’s a long story worth a separate post but that experience made me appreciate the small things in life.
[singlepic=548]Fireman and members of a rescue group help an elderly woman out of the Jaro river near Iloilo city, central Philippines June 21, 2008. Typhoon Fengshen killed at least 17 people in floods and landslides in the Philippines and left a ferry adrift with over 700 passengers and crew on Saturday. REUTERS/Stringer


  1. hello betchay! as usual, PAG-ASA was somehow hesistant about this typhoon. they said it will hit Bicol region, but instead, it went to Southern Tagalog. and unfortunately, it hit us. but it was nothing compared to Milenyo in 2006. kaya naman, if you would see in the news, most families living in the areas near shorelines were not that prepared. as of now, the weather has improved we had the sun shining all day! 🙂

  2. Hi, everyone. I belong to an NGO called Edukasyon Para sa Kinabukasan, Inc. (Eduk, Inc) based in Quezon City. Those who want to donate clothes, blankets, canned goods or other food items, or cash for Typhoon Frank victims in Iloilo may drop their donation at Aklatang Pambata at 29 G. Mendoza St, Paltok, SFDM, Quezon City or contact us through http://www.aklatangpambata.org and we will pick up your donations. Ngayon pa lang, maraming salamat sa inyong kabutihang loob.

  3. @marian >> naiinis kasi ang mga tao pag sabihin na may bagyo tapos wala… halos accurate naman weather forecast dito… pero alam mo na panahon, pabago-bago
    @tesha >> no need to ask for permission tesha 😉

  4. Yung nangyari sa Romblon ang hirap talaga kasi biglang lumihis ng direksiyon ang bagyo…siguro sa susunod doble ingat na para sa mga bumabyaheng mga barko…

  5. Really tragic stuff… It’s sadder to hear that this is “normal” in that region. =/

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