Celebrating Christmas means sharing our love, the blessings we received this year, and our prayers not just for our loved ones and friends. Celebrating Christmas is giving to those who need our love, the blessings we received this year, and our prayers most.
This Christmas season, those who need these most are not only our poor neighbors. They include the thousands affected and who survived the wrath of typhoon Sendong (Washi) in southern Philippines.
It is heartwarming to know that Filipinos have responded overwhelmingly to calls for help and prayers. The tragedy that killed over a thousand and rendered homeless thousands more has brought out the best in us as a people.
Here in Cebu, reporters belonging to the Cebu Federation of Beat Reporters (CFBJ) used Christmas parties to raise funds for Sendong victims. CFBJ President Elias Baquero said two Cebu reporters — who will cover Gov. Gwen Garcia’s trip to Cagayan de Oro next week — plan to personally turnover the funds to their media counterparts.
PRworks Inc., in our little way to help, is now gathering aid from friends and clients to address the particular needs of journalists and bloggers affected by typhoon Sendong. (Please read related story)
- Mediamen, bloggers among Sendong victims (prworks.wordpress.com)
- Washed Out Hearts: Prayers and Love for Typhoon Washi Victims (flavorinternationale.wordpress.com)
- [[From the web] An appeal for our media colleagues battered by typhoon ‘Sendong’- NUJP (hronlineph.com)
- Please help the victims of Tropical Storm Sendong. (jessfuentes.wordpress.com)
- Typhoon Sendong Set To Be Among The Deadliest Calamities The Philippines Has Experienced In 12 Years [Lawrence Perry] (ecademy.com)
- A Dark Christmas for Typhoon Victims (socyberty.com)
- Life thoughts: a Sendong Christmas (ajvillanueva.wordpress.com)
- Typhoon Sendong in CDO (chaleen24.wordpress.com)
- Typhoon Sendong Death Toll to Surpass 1000; Recovery Effort Begins in Philippines (inquisitr.com)
- Merry Christmas, bloggers! ♥ (jessfuentes.wordpress.com)
- Apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas Sets To Help Sendong Victims Today (chillnchillax.wordpress.com)
- It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (lifeanditswhatnots.wordpress.com)