It was 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. Today marks the 10th year anniversary of the tragedy that brought the fighter in each one of us. 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 hardships 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 in every fall, there is nowhere else to go but up!