We can be heroes

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Photo above shows the traces of path taken by our national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal on his way to be executed by firing squad at Bagumbayan now called Luneta during the Spanish occupation of the Philippines.

The country now needs heroes during this time of national calamity. After Bohol and Cebu was recently struck by huge earthquake, another calamity hit not only these two places but the whole country although some bear most of the brunt. There are thousands dead, thousands still missing and United Nations estimates that about 8.2 million Filipinos are affected by the super typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda as it is known in the Philippines.

Being a hero does not call for a loss of life, there are other ways to be one. Small they may be but still these acts can affect the lives of many. So how will you do it?

  • Through donations. In cash or in kind. There are several organizations that currently accepts them and distribute them to the victims.
  • Volunteer. Non-government organizations and charitable organizations needs helping hands in packing and shipping these donations to those affected by the calamity.

There are other ways of being a hero without leading to a loss of life. There are no small deeds in times like these and besides as far as I am concern a hero does what he does without asking for anything in return.

Photo taken at the Fort Santiago with a Canon EOS 600D and using a 18-135mm EF-S IS lens.

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