First of all, I would like to extend my prayers and sympathy to the Philippines especially to the victims of the monster typhoon haiyan or yolanda. Keep strong and God bless Philippines!
I read this in my friend's facebook wall. I decided to share it here
and thankful for the person who wrote and shared this. Well, it is up to you top react. Besides its your choice at all!
More on that,
let's continue to pray for the families who are affected by the recent
typhoon yolanda or haiyan. God bless Philippines!
*1. Don’t say people in the Visayas region deserve it. It is not your
place to judge whether or not a community deserves a projected death
toll of 10,000, including innocent children. That is, unless you think
you can read God’s mind.
*2. Don’t keep posting food photos. People in areas hit by Typhoon
Haiyan are actually desperate for water and food. It’s not that posting
yummy photos of food is illegal; it just might get your teeth kicked in
by your Facebook friends, especially those whose relatives are still
*3. Don’t say, “The survivors should be thankful.” It’s like telling a
mother who lost her son, “At least you still have two other children” or
something equally insensitive
*4. Don’t say, “The Philippines deserves the privilege of experiencing a
strong typhoon because they’re a strong nation.” How would you feel if
someone said, “Your family deserves the privilege of experiencing
tragedy because you are a strong bunch”? Yeah, I thought so.
*5. Don’t say, “It’s okay, the Philippines will be fine.” Filipinos are
resilient. But shrugging off the devastation like it’s just a mosquito
bite is tantamount to undermining the loss of life and property.
*6. Don’t brag about your expensive brand new gadget. Congratulations;
you have a new toy – but celebrating your wealth during a calamity makes
you look like a jerk.
*7. Don’t say you have nothing to donate. Yes, you do. You have at least
one piece of clothing you haven’t worn in a year. You have spare change
for at least one bottle of water. After all, you have the budget for an
*8. Don’t stop at giving to charity. Did making a donation make you feel
better? Good for you! But charity isn’t for your sake; it’s for the
sake of people who need it. Charity comes with a measure of
responsibility. Make sure your donation actually makes it to the
typhoon-ravaged areas – that is, if you genuinely care.
*9. Don’t keep posting selfies. Your friends know you’re pretty. Even
your friend’s cousin’s best friend’s driver knows you’re pretty. But
your face shouldn’t hog the limelight while worried relatives post
pictures of the family members they can’t contact up to now.
*10. Lastly, don’t miss out on the chance to do something useful with
your social networks. Get your friends to donate – and ask them to do so
responsibly. Spread the word about the tragedy in the Philippines.
Let your Twitter Facebook profile be a beacon of hope. Join the campaign
to ask Philippine TV to cover the tragedy instead of just airing
Do something helpful – yes, you can make a difference. Help the