Bangon Pilipinas... (Rise up Philippines)
The world wonders... why Filipinos are so resilient... why could OFWs endure so much abuse, and still work with a smile on our face... Why could we live in these conditions and still smile when our photo is taken... why do we value family above personal gain?
This last couple of days have been an example of what has become a norm. We are a people who are used to dealing with natural disasters... we are used to having our livelihood swept away in a matter of hours... we are used to bayanihan, helping each rise again.
We know that Family is who we should value and save... and we know, that despite the hardships and struggles of today, the Lord will bring us through.
Call us happy-go-lucky... call us habitually-late... call us emotional and un-objective... bad financial planners ...
but you can never call us weak... hopeless... and Godless. and THAT is the reason for all the smiles u see in all the photos and videos of Filipinos in natural disasters.