Monday, February 2, 2015

Kaban ni D_BystandeR: DILI GAYUD MAHIBALOAN ANG PADULNGAN

There are things that happen in our life that if only we have the power to control the outcome of succeeding events, we could have opted for the story of this young, energetic and highly devoted and religious lady to create a happy and joyous ending for her and for her parents' delight considering that she was the only daughter and the only "apple" in their eyes. But we cannot fathom the mysterious and sometimes intricate ways by which the events unfolded right before us that only God can explain. And like a similar unfathomable work of God, didn't our Lord Jesus Christ, His only son, died for us in the cross to redeem the sins of mankind?

Footnote: The body of 27-year-old volunteer who died in Tacloban City after the papal mass on Saturday was brought to Manila on Monday, January 19, 2015. The remains of aid worker Kristel Mae Padasas were flown by the Philippine Air Force (PAF) out of Tacloban City on a C-130 plane yesterday afternoon, hours after Pope Francis left the country. Her body arrived at the Villamor Air Base at about 3pm and was temporarily brought to the St. Mark Chapel inside the air base. Padasas' remains arrived at her family's residence along Caramay Street in Barangay Signal Village, Taguig City at 5pm. She died after a scaffolding collapsed on her at the site of the papal mass shortly after Pope Francis departed. Padasas supposedly took shelter from the rain under the steel scaffolding holding huge speakers when it was toppled by the strong winds of Tropical Storm Amang. The victim's father was able to meet Pope Francis in Manila when the pope arrived there from Tacloban. And in succeeding event where the pope offered mass in Manila, he asked the people for one minute of silence to pray for the soul of volunteer aid worker who died in an accident in Tacloban City. The victim's mother was reported out of the country working as an OFW but was expected to be back home soon after learning the death of her only daughter in Tacloban City. This news report came out in Philstar on January 19, 2015.
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