Their Story, Our Story

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Its been more than a month since the devastation happened when tropical storm Sendong hit our city but the memory still lingers in our mind. My fellow ka-barangay residents are still keep on talking about their tragic experiences on how they were able to survive the flood. They share their story and we share our story too since all of us are filled with conflicting emotions.

We just can't believe that the tragedy happened in our area. There are many local residents in our place who lived here since their childhood and they never experienced it before. It was the first time that ever happened to our barangay. We shared our views, opinion and anger towards the illegal loggers, mining activities and unresponsive government. We are urging the local government to make an immediate action on dredging of water bodies in the city.

Our thoughts are with the families who lost their loved ones, mostly children and women here in our city and Iligan too. Thousands are displaced. Our properties had been destroyed. No words or deeds will ever be enough to erase the memories of these harrowing nightmare.The lesson that I have learned from this tragic experience is that we must be ready at all times, be safe and be resilient to weather aberrations and its consequences.

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