17 Heartwarming Photos On How Lapu-Lapu Folks Skipped Their Fiesta To Feed Arriving Evacuees
posted on: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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1. It all started when they asked their fellow Oponganons, who were busy preparing food to celebrate their fiesta, for packed meals to feed the arriving evacuees.
2. They went around knocking on doors to ask for food.
3. Initially, they said they felt awkward, but went ahead in the spirit of bayanihan.
4. They went from house to house filling every styropor they brought with them.
5. Never left empty handed, every home that they visited wholeheartedly gave them food.
6. All they had were guts and hope for humanity. They were able gather enough food packs for the evacuees.
7. Even a local eatery gladly cooked food at a moment’s noticed after a group of young people, hearing of the arrival of the evacuees, donated some funds.
8. Of course, nothing beats words of encouragement written on food packs to make them feel welcome.
9. They skipped the merrymaking that usually comes with Lapu-Lapu fiesta just to help out.
10. The frenzy of setting up the place in time for the arrival of the evacuees.
11. Though the vessel was slow to dock, the waiting was worth it.
12. Out came the evacuees eager to set foot in Lapu-Lapu City, but a short briefing had to be done by DSWD.
13. Finally, they set foot on land.
14. And the distribution of food packs as well as…
15. Relief goods prepared by the youth of Lapu-Lapu City began.
16. No doubt, skipping their fiesta celebration was worth it. Seeing the evacuees eating the packed meals they gathered was humbling.
17. Even Jollibee was happy to see them enjoy their meal.
Photo credits: Fritz John Menguito and Kevin Maglinte