We live nearby Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City and we were able to see some refugees who arrived from Tacloban City, the worst-hit province from typhoon Yolanda. We saw the gladness and eagerness in their faces because they are in a safe place —no longer hungry or afraid.
They say that these survivors will undergo some processing and if they have relatives in Manila, these relatives will be contacted and they could be turned to them as soon as possible. They will be housed in tents, given food and treated for their ailments during their stay in the Camp.
Opening the Camp for the evacuees, the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Department of National Defense said also in the news that it will ease the clogging of evacuees from the Villamor Airbase. The Camp’s warm welcome for the victims shows that it is truly a servant of the people. And in time of need, the AFP will always be there to help.
This inspires the rest of us who are still contemplating on what help or services to give.
Maybe, we could send them more foodstuffs and toiletries, and more important of all, send them the message that each tomorrow is another day to hope for.
Marinella I. Cañete
Liberty Ave., Cubao, QC