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10 Images of Filipino Resiliency During Typhoon Mario

Phillip Kimpo Jr.
Phillip Kimpo Jr. | Sep 20, 2014

The sky was so dark, there was no silver lining. The rain was so consuming, there was no rainbow after it.

It didn't matter, though. The gold was there in the flooded streets of Metro Manila and surrounding provinces. The color was never washed out from the people in the photos below.

 

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Image posted by PBB All In's Vickie Rushton on her Instagram during the typhoon. For those who can't understand Filipino: "You're Just a Flood, I'm Filipino."

 


Here are ten moments of the Filipino "puso" in action during the recent Typhoon Mario (international name Fung-Wong) that paralyzed substantial parts of the nation last September 18-19, 2014.

 

1) Business as usual

ANC: "Business as usual in Avenida, Manila despite the floods." (Photo via Zhander Cayabyab)

 

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2) Bayanihan exemplified

ABS-CBN Regional: "Residents help in carrying uru-alsa, a portable hut located near Lake Bato, Camarines Sur." (Rizza Mostar)

"Uru-alsa" means "buhat-buhat," or something to be carried.

 

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3) Fiesta spirit, undampened

ABS-CBN Regional: "Tuloy ang pinakamalawak na military parade sa Bicol sa kabila ng matinding ulan na dala ng Bagyong #?MarioPH at Habagat. Peñafrancia Military Parade 2014, libu-libong estudayante ang kasali." (Jonathan Vega Magistrado)

Translation: "The biggest military parade in Bicol pushes through despite the heavy rainfall brought about by Typhoon Mario and the habagat. Thousands of students participate in the Peñafrancia Military Parade 2014."

 

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4) Saving the nation's future

ABS-CBNnews.com: "An infant is evacuated from a flooded house in Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City."

 

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5) Volunteerism avenue

ANC: Volunteers offering boat rides to cheer up stranded passengers in Avenida, Rizal. (Photo via Niko Baua)

 

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6) Raft rockstar

ANC: A scavenger collects junk washed away by floods in QC. (Photo via Jacque Manabat)

 

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7) No one left behind

ANC: "Ricardo & his pet Dongbek sharing taho for lunch at Bautista Elementary School." (Photo via Adrian Ayalin)

 

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8) We're all in this together

ABS-CBNnews.com: "Rescuers evacuate residents using an improvised boat in Tumana Village, Marikina City." (Photo by Noel Celis, AFP)

 

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9) Opportunity awaits the prepared

ABS-CBNnews.com: "'Pera rin to!' a resident of Brgy. Sto. Domingo exclaims as he collects junk using his makeshift net despite heavy rain." (Photo via Jacque Manabat)

 

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10) HHWWTTT: Holding hands while wading -- take that, typhoon!

ABS-CBNnews.com: "A pair carefully crosses a flooded street in Mandaluyong City." (Photo by Jonathan Cellona)

 

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