The past 30 days has been quite an experience that I thought we’d never have. We’ve been struck by 3 big earthquakes last month. These happened on Oct. 16, 29, and 31. Prior to that we have a big one back in July but it was nothing compared to the ones that happened last month.
It was really traumatic. There’s this nagging feeling that it’s still shaking even though there’s no earthquake. There are a lot of aftershocks as well and it didn’t look like it would stop. I never thought we’d be able to experience intensity 7 earthquakes and intensity 6 or 5 aftershocks.
The saddest part of it all are the victims of this calamity. A lot of people are homeless in Makilala and Kidapawan. One hotel in Kidapawan had its first floor collapsed and the whole building will be demolished. Several buildings in my son’s school need to be repaired that’s why they’ve started doing modular classes this week. They only need to go to school once a week because other students from other year levels will be using the same rooms for the rest of the week. The most heart-wrenching of all is that some barangays in Makilala and Kidapawan have become no build zones so the residents in those areas can’t even go back to repair their houses.
With my birthday around the corner, my only wish and prayer is that there’ll be no more big quakes to come.