Mindanao’s first Cardinal-Elect Orlando Quevedo on Thursday asked for continued assistance to the survivors of Typhoon Agaton that has affected at least three barangays in Cotabato province.
Quevedo hoped that Cotabato would be extended the same aid given to the victims of last year’s calamities in Bohol and in Eastern Visayas.
Meanwhile, Marble Bishop Dimualdo Gutierrez urged the government, the Church and the lay people to learn to read the “signs of the times,” following the natural calamities that occurred in the country in the previous year.
Gutierrez believed that the people will know the reasons why these calamities are happening to the country if they only know the “signs of the times.”
He warned that abuse of nature is causing natural disasters.
“For many years we abused nature through logging, mining, chemical factories, coal-fired power plants and smoke belching vehicles,” he said.