The box has been closed for 3 days now due to the torrential rains. Even our office had declared 2 days of no work for the sake of employees' safety.
Everyone in the family had no choice but to stay indoors where it's safe and dry. However, others who lived in low-lying areas were not as fortunate, as they had to leave their homes and stay in evacuation centers.
Our house, which is situated in the upper part of the village, was spared from the high waters. We were lucky that only our garden was badly affected.
Many provinces are now in a state of calamity, and many people need help.
If you happen to stumble upon this post and have read about the calamity that has hit the Philippines and wish to donate, you can do so by clicking on the donation link on this page: Tulong Kabataan Volunteer Network.
You can also donate goods like canned food, blankets, slippers, or clothes. Or volunteer your time and help pack or distribute relief goods.