Where are you going? I just got here. I was so worried about you. Where is ate and her family, are they okay?
You mean you want to go down the river? You are not afraid?
Only the old ones are afraid to cross the river. I'm not that old. Besides, you're here to keep me company, right? Hurry up! The river gets deeper in the afternoon. Let's go!
What, are you serious? The Abacan Bridge has collapsed didn't you know? How are you going to Dau?
I know that the Abacan Bridge is no more. I've been to Dau and back twice already. There are still barkers down there in the river aren't there?
Thank God they're okay. I'm going to give this to your ate in Dau.
He saw people stepping on coconut barks in order to cross the river but he realized that the line was so long. He noticed that there were barkers carrying a wooden chair carrying people in order for them to cross. At first, he had second thoughts but then gave in because he wanted to see his family.
After his ride, he gave the barker 20 pesos and thanked him. He saw tricycles but he decided to walk. As he was walking, he realised the resilience of the people. He was also hoping to his family all complete and well. At the threshold of the house, he saw his mother carrying a bundle of laundry.
At the end of the day, we only rely on each other at times of tragedy and our resilience as Filipinos will always be of great help when obstacles arrive.