Kids are meant to play basketball on the streets. Last weekend, however, kids were drowning on the streets.
Typhoon Ondoy (International name: Ketsana) dropped 455mm of rainfall in the span of 24 hours, almost double that of Hurricane Katrina (250mm). Much of Manila was underwater, and scores of people died. The bodycount is still rising, as more bodies are discovered underneath the mud that is currently covering most of the severely affected areas.
This is my tribute to all the flood victims. I hope this doesn't happen again.
More on the piece over at my blogger account, [link]