A feature story based on an interview with Joel and Amy Navarro upon their return to the United States after living in the Philippines. Christians in the Philippines and U. In Tagalog, which is a major dialect in the Philippines, the word bayanihan carries great significance. Originally it referred to neighbors carrying a hut or house to a new location. People now use it to describe an outpouring of community spirit-as people give their all to the common good, without expecting recognition or personal gain.
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In order for the volunteers to carry the house, bamboo poles are tied length-wise and cross-wise and go under the house. As a token of gratitude, the family serves food to the volunteers at the end of the move. It is a beautiful Filipino mentality of helping one another. The Bayanihan spirit is still alive, there are still people in rural areas that transfer their house into another place and people still help.
Filipino bayanihan spirit brings relief, attention to Typhoon Ulysses victims
After Typhoon Ulysses flooded communities and damaged property in Luzon, Filipinos were quick to act even in the face of limited mobility and slow disaster response due to the unexpected deluge of rescue reports. With the need for efficient and rapid assistance, several concerned citizens banded together and took it upon themselves to make use of what they have to help their countrymen in their time of need. In parts of Marikina and Rizal, flood waters had risen to as high as the second floor of houses, leaving families stranded on rooftops. With at least 1, volunteers responding to the call, MovePH amplified verified rescue reports and brought them to the attention of the Office of Civil Defense, and Red Cross Philippines, among others. By Saturday, November 14, MovePH had monitored with the help of volunteers more than 1, reports for rescue and relief from Marikina, Rizal, Bulacan, Cagayan, and other parts of Luzon.
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