“Sa Likod kan Diklom, May Paglaom, Sarong Pagrumdom”, a commemoration of typhoon Reming held yesterday, November 30, 2015 at Padang Memorial Shrine.
It was almost a decade ago—wounds may have healed, but the scars it left will forever remain. Ako Bicol Party List joins every Bicolano in commemorating the tragedy that happened on November 30, 2006, when typhoon Reming almost took away everything that we had. It has left us stories of grieving for the loss of a family member and inspiring stories of heroism that strengthened our belief in humanity.
It was a day of devastation, a day of a bitter failure. But it was also a day of a new beginning—it was where the path to sweet success began. Indeed, we learned so much that it made us stronger and wiser people who are resilient in spite of the hardship the world may give us.
As we move forward let us all carry the lessons that this day has taught us to get through the trials that come our way. We may fall sometimes but let us keep rising and remember that when we are down, there is nowhere else to go but up.