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The Philippines Says Thank You!!!

An excerpt from a News Article of Gov.ph.

Filipinos’ lives may still be far from normal in areas hardest hit by super typhoon “Yolanda,” but that doesn’t stop the nation from being grateful.

As help—and with it, hope—continues to pour in from individuals and foreign countries, survivors of the monster storm smile to the world with gratitude.

The government has launched a global “Thank You” campaign on February 8, at 4:40 a.m., exactly three months since “Yolanda” hit land in Guiuan.

Thank you signs through print ads and billboards in iconic places worldwide have been placed by the Department of Tourism, the agency said in a statement.

“The Philippines says thank you,” the signs read, as seen by Americans at the Times Square in New York, by Brits in the Picadilly Circus in London and by the Japanese at the Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo.

Similar signs have also been put up in
– Potsdamer Platz cor. Leipziger Platz, Berlin, Germany
– Lafayette Mogador, Paris, France
– ION Orchard, Singapore
– Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto, Canada
– Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia
– Paiknam Building, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea

The message, DOT said, goes out to “all the people across the globe who have expressed sympathies and who have extended support, financial or otherwise…”

A photo from the campaign has also been seeded via social media, and has been shared with the hashtag #PHthankyou  by Filipinos, who are known for their fast-growing online presence.

But Pinoys have been thankful for much longer, whether or not they were directly affected by the storm, which is said to be the strongest in recent history.

The DOT itself admitted that the government campaign has been “triggered by an overwhelming sense of appreciation, which has been strongly expressed in social media…”

“Depicting different ways of expressing their heartfelt appreciation, various messages and images in social media showed the world that foreign support and encouragement has made, and continues to make, all the difference in the country’s ongoing rehabilitation and rebuilding efforts,” the DOT said.

Super typhoon “Yolanda” slammed several areas in November last year. Among the worst hit was Tacloban City, which was flattened due to a storm surge.

About 8,000 are believed to have been killed or left missing. More remain homeless, even as the government vowed to ramp up its rehabilitation efforts.

Kanto Freestyle — Not Your Typical Breakfast

Who would have thought that there is an eatery that serves hotel/restaurant-like dishes? I mean, a typical Filipino eatery (carinderia), that is located in the side street in a residential area, with only folding wooden tables and monoblock chairs to use for their customers? No airconditioning or any intricate designs around for your eyes to feast while eating, but instead, you can choose either to eat in a table on the side of the street fronting the eatery or be seated on a small room previously used as an internet cafe.

Last week, my friend Hazel and I went to Kanto Freestyle and tried some of the food that they have there. We have been hearing a lot of good reviews about this eatery that we can’t help but try it ourselves. Even if we are so sleepy and almost lost our way going there, still, we pushed through. Continue reading Kanto Freestyle — Not Your Typical Breakfast

Minute To Win It With Fathers..

As I am writing this entry, I am currently watching Minute To Win It Philippines and the players are Catholic priests.. Two pairs composed of Frs. Joey and Rey from Orange Team and Frs. Daks and Junie from Blue Team..

I am really enjoying this as the priests are enjoying themselves and are giving all they got just to win, not for themselves but for charity..

Seeing them playing and laughing, I can imagine how much the angels are laughing in heaven as well because of their funny antics and mistakes..

And whoever wins, I know that they’ll be happy for each other and pray for each other..

Go Caths!!

Proud to be a Catholic!