The typhoon Sendong has really done its worst on my hometown, Cagayan de Oro City. Aside from the obvious destruction brought about by the flashflood, the loss of life and homes, political unrest has also occurred.
Groups like SAVE CDO are now getting voluntary signatures from Kagay-anons to remove current mayor of the city. Especially after the dumping of the bodies on the landfill and this really stupid idea of having the Night Cafe on the place where over a thousand Kagay-anons perished. However, I sometimes get the feeling that because of the upcoming local elections in 2013, the best way to go about this would be to campaign for a stronger and far better candidate to run against the current mayor.
Anyhow, I suggest we make a monument for the typhoon’s victims, just like with the 9-11 memorial site. I bet Kagay-anons would appreciate that more.
There have been numerous efforts to assist the typhoon survivors and one more effort our group, SAMMAKA Inc., has come up is a concert featuring Lolita Carbon of Asin titled “Masdan Mo Ang Kalikasan”. This will be on February 11, 2012 Saturday 8pm at Manjo’s Music Bar, in front of CDO City Hall Bldg. and the San Agustin Cathedral. The tickets will be sold at 200php.
I hope to see you all there!