Saturday, October 26, 2013


This is another facet of Zamboanga Crisis 2013. 
In the midst of the pain and misfortune, the Filipinos really have a resilience to bounce back and still laugh and smile, considering that the Crisis is still ongoing!!!
What is Resilience?
  noun \ri-ˈzil-yən(t)s\
: the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens
: the ability of something to return to its original shape after it has been pulled, stretched, pressed, bent, etc.
: an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change <emotional resilience>
I was asked by my friend, Melou, how come we can still smile in the hospital in spite of the bloody patients in front of us, who are victims of the armed conflict!
I guess these images are even more illustrative of resilience...
As described by Fr. Elmer, who graciously let me use his photos, "teenagers playing at the evacuation site......they were so very happy......"!
It is amazing that the children and teenagers still laugh and smile when they themselves are recipients of collateral damage!
What is Collateral Damage?

collateral damage

: deaths, injuries, and damage to the property of people who are not in the military that happens as a result of the fighting in a war
If these teenagers can smile, then there is bright hope for Zamboanga City!
Let us be inspired by them!!!

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