Helping our kababayan in CDO
Helping our kababyan in CDO
As everyone knows I love the Philippines very much and consider it to be my second home, I also consider myself to be Pinoy at heart, meaning to say I am passionate about the Philippines and Pinoy culture.
To be honest I really can't say why, yes I am married to a filipina and my children are Pinoy but its more than that. My belief is that filipinos are very hard working, caring, positive and compassaionate to others.
On that note I believe that as a British man married to a filipina, I should do all I can to embrace my wife's culture whether it be watching TFC (which I love!) Trying to speak some tagalog, eating Pinoy foods, travelling to the country as much as possible, attending Filipino events and helping in the community, I am not saying that it is possible for everyone to do that much, I am just saying that when you marry someone from another country you should embrace that culture, hope that makes sense?
I was struck by the devestation caused by Typhoon Sendong, so many thousands of people made homeless and still living in tent city. I know I can't give that much financially but what I can do is give some time.
I was contacted by a U.S charity which have a network across the world called Hands.org they help in areas of disasters by coordinating volunteers to travel to areas struck by disasters and volunteers there help people to rebuild their lives. I am planning to travel to CDO as soon as I can. There are some problems to overcome first before I can travel there, I also need some help with the trip, however I believe this is something I must do in my life.
Thanks so much, Malcolm