Bagsik ng Habagat Photos and How You Can Help

Some of you already knew from what I posted on my Facebook page that we were also hit by the flooding in Bataan. Yes, we were not spared. All along I was too confident that it will not happen to our place but I was dead wrong.

It was actually the first time that flood water was able to penetrate inside the house. At some point, we were actually preparing for the worst – my wife Aileen prepared our bags with ready-to-eat food, clothes etc. in case we’d have to evacuate. But thank God, we need not to.

That was Tuesday – August 7.

Here are some Flooding Photos c/0 Habagat that I compiled from the net.

Fast forward – today August 9.

The mighty sun started showing some rays of hope this afternoon. Altho it was short-lived, it was enough to bring hope to us Filipinos that this too shall pass. But then again, you and I both know that it will not end there. Still, a lot of areas are covered with water, a lot of families are still in evacuation centers.

Makes us point to the question –


Do we simply watch the news, see the people suffering while we’re at the comfort of our home, sleeping in a very comfortable bed or eating a very sumptuous meal? I say not.

In fact, according to one seminars I attended, we can actually share all or any of the 3 T’s that we have – Time, Talent, Treasure.

  • Time – If you have time to spare, you can actually volunteer in packing the relief goods. Where can you volunteer? Check the link below.
  • Talent – Do you have a talent in organizing people? Or maybe you can utilize your ability in soliciting help from organizations abroad.
  • Treasure – Among the three, I’d say this is the one most of you – readers of this blog have. This is the easiest way that we can do to help. This is actually one of the things I immediately do after we’ve done cleaning up the house. Hope you will too. Here are some of the ways we can share our Treasure – via bank deposit, paypal or cash via cellphone.


GMA Kapuso made a compilation where you can easily Donate / Deposit / Volunteer – here’s the link


If you were not hit by the flood, you’re very lucky indeed. I just hope and ask that you share any of your 3T’s that I mentioned above. You may not have all 3, but I’m pretty sure that you have any of those no matter what your life status is.

God Bless the Philippines!


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Garry Zaldy de Castro is an advocate, Financial Advisor, Certified Investment Solicitor (Mutual Fund Representative), blogger, IT practitioner, husband to Aileen and a dad to Jacob and JohnD. He started Financial Planning Philippines in 2008 just to share his financial learning to friends, relatives and anyone who wishes to be financially independent.

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