By now, I am sure that nearly the entire Philippine archipelago is frustrated with how seemingly slow relief goods have trickled in to our fellowmen in the Visayas region, considering the tens of billions of global aid we’ve received post-Yolanda/ Haiyan. I am also sure we have all done our part in helping out our kababayans, be it by volunteering in an LGU or an NGO headquarters to repack donated goods, or simply posting a plea for help on behalf of those whose digital lines have been cut off by the super typhoon.
So as we celebrate in one part of the world its completely legitimate and appropriate to send an acknowledgement their way. We’re in a very fortunate situation right now and the tables can be turned very quickly.
I’m not in charge of anything, but if I had my way of course. You help if you can. Obviously, we are fortunate to be here and not in some incredible giant storm that’s gonna rip our houses and lives away from us. It’s nice when people do that, it’s solidarity.” – Jared Leto on Haiyan at the MTV EMAs