The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons on the autism spectrum disorder. We envision a society where Filipinos on the spectrum become the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, independent, productive, socially-accepted citizens of an Autism-OK Philippines.

28 September 2009

The Aftermath of Ondoy

We were caught by surprise last Saturday, September 26, 2009 by the flash floods caused by Typhoon Ondoy. According to PAG-ASA (Philippines’ Weather Bureau) the amount of rainfall for one month was accumulated in just 6 hours’ time!

After the clouds cleared yesterday, and Ondoy leaving for good, many areas are still flooded. Our own ASP National President Dang Koe’s home was not even spared from the floods, where floods have reached up one story high and without food and water for almost two days! Thankfully, her son Gio, with autism remarkably remained calm throughout the ordeal.

“We all feel for our country men who have been devastated from the aftermath of Ondoy. We are sending this message of HOPE to others out there,” said Dang during this morning’s cell phone conversation. She’ll be going to check on her family, whom she has not seen for the past few days, due to impassable roads.

Like autism, storms come and shake our lives. But we continue to hope, we continue to dream. And we will continue to share hopes beyond borders. Because we believe, HOPE prevails.


R n R said...

Congratulations on the PhilippineBlogAwards win, btw! I'm so sorry about the devastation that Ondoy/Pepeng have left. Filipinos here in Hawaii are also deeply saddened by the news. Just so you know, we are collecting monetary donations at the Filipino Community Waipahu, Hawaii. Also headquartered here is the US Pacific The Disaster Relief Fact Sheet is updated daily at I hope this helps, and I truly pray that this will end and that things will get better soon.


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