Residents of North Cotabato and Davao Del Sur thanked the government for assisting them after being affected by the Mindanao quake.
Netizen TJ Paruirigan Gomez made an effort to express their gratitude to the government by making a big sign with the text “Daghang Salamat” beside the national highway.
According to them, the fast action of the government made them avoid begging for help anymore.
“NOT WAVING FOR HELP, WAVING TO SAY THANKS FOR HELPING OUR KABABAYAN MARAMING² SALAMAT PO SA TULONG,” she said.
DSWD Region XI Area Coordinator Wyeth Embodo also shared a photo of a man being grateful for the help he received.
The said man is shown to receive a grocery pack and water from a private donor.
Meanwhile, another victim of the quake, Karina Canedo of North Cotabato pointed out the importance of social media to seek help from the people.
Canedo’s house was destroyed by the quake and they posted the aftermath of their home on social media.
The photos have gone viral on social media and they received help from different people who saw their house on the internet.
“Facebook sort of made these donations come because everyone can see what happened with us here online. The media helped too, but if it was just on TV and not posted on social media, the amount of help wouldn’t be as much,” she said in an interview with PNA on Friday.
“Our recovery would never have become this fast-paced if not for the many help that came from various government agencies like army and police, DSWD [Department of Social Welfare and Development], private groups, and individuals. Thank you very much,” she added.