It’s been a while since my alter ego (read: my other blog) posted anything, so it’s my pleasure to re-post this new one from Disastories.
“We turn to God when our foundations are shaken only to learn he is shaking them.”FOUNDATIONS SHAKEN. A magnitude 7.2 earthquake yesterday (October 15) claimed lives across the Visayas and Mindanao, particularly in Bohol and Cebu. The tremor felt around 8 in the morning had its epicentre traced near Carmen, Bohol.As of press time, Cebu and Bohol are under state of calamity. Aside from the fatalities recorded, the quake also left major destructions to various properties such as residences and even landmarks. For one, the historically significant San Pedro Church in Loboc, Bohol was partly crushed ruins, along with several other old churches. Hotels, schools and LGU buildings were also not spared.Hundreds of aftershocks were felt during the whole day, causing fears of a tsunami. But the Phivolcs ruled out the possibility as the earthquake originated on land than from the ocean. However, they warned residents to check the integrity of the buildings before they go back.The Beauty that shakes a Nation. 23-year old Fil-Am celebrity Megan Young brought her country pride and honour after she was crowned the very first Filipina Miss World at a glittering coronation in Bali last September 28. She beat 126 other aspirants for the crown. Amid controversy, Young nailed the various pre-pageant activities and became a hot favourite for the crown.As she came home last week, masses came cheering for their Miss World 2013 amid rain. She was showered with confetti and applause during a homecoming parade on Friday (October 11). She also had a homecoming in her hometown in Olongapo, where she has partaken in a charity event for the victims of recent floods. As Miss World, Young will spend the next year visiting various countries for causes supported by the Miss World Organisation.HOW WE SHAKE IT: The Philippines is shaken in many more ways that these, be it positive or negative. For every positive way we are shaken, we know we are a great people capable of doing it big in many fields and aspects.But for every way we are shaken by sad chronology of things, we know we can still survive – resilient as we are. We are a nation of fighters, and we stand after we are shaken.