I'm a Yolanda Survivor from Tacloban City. I tried to back read all your post but I can't read it all, my time is limited in reading all of your post. What I can say is that It was really such an unforgettable experience. Akala ko end of the world na. Walang signal ang smart at globe. maraming mga patay na makikita mo sa kalsada. Maraming tao ang nagugutom.
Marami pang mga experience pero ito lang ang ma sha-share ko. Hindi lahat ng taga tacloban alam na may storm surge. and ako rin di ko alam. I was so busy with my work.
Tapos na ang bagyo pero nakaka inis din si Mayor Romualdez hindi nagparamdam pagkatapos ng bagyo. Iyong pa iyak iyak niya porke romualdez siya at aquino si PNoy. DAMN! Mas malala pa nga iyong ginawa niya eh. Grabe kung mamulitika. Anyway, I'm just hoping na maka bangon na ang Tacloban kong mahal.
Yolanda's wrath was a lesson for us.
I have friends who are Preppers. and out of all the studying and field tests they had done, considering a lot of them are lawyers, businessmen etc, ang nakikita ko talagang outcome is that you can only rely on yourself, and you can only control what you can grasp.
Yolanda even changed
the playbook of prepping.
Gov'ts can only do so much. mas limited pa ang Gov't ng pinas. maybe it was a "save you own ***" situation for him...we don't know. maaaring wala din siya magawa kasi wala na siyang mahawakan, whether pera, staff etc.
siguro, what we can do now is to prepare for the unknown, not to vote for people like him in the next elections, and control what we can control. Pinas deserves to move forward.
History will repeat itself. yun na po ang nature ng history. nangyari na daw noon sa Tacloban, then nangyari ngayong panahon, it can happen again....
as for me, i'm personally preparing too but more on the practical side of things. i have bug out equipment (bag,kits and 4wd). medical supplies. food. water/water filters. portable solar chargers etc..i have even undergone 2 survival training courses (and will be joining more in the future.).
at least may control ako...and i did my part kahit papano.